Modern lives are dominated by what people see, and so there are many travel guides described wonderful places to visit. However, the sounds of these places are part of the experience. In some cases, what people hear is more important and interesting than what they see. This paper presents a new technique that gives an approach to combine map locations with their environmental sounds. It identifies places with unique sounds and encourages people to become interested in what they hear. The system is a collaborative data input, which allows public contribution in recording and archiving. Users are allowed to participate and upload their own sounds onto an efficient mapping system (Google map). The idea is to develop an audio map application; it is a great way to encourage people to gather audio and plot sounds to locations. The system is equivalent to Google Street View but with embedding audio will be Audio Street View.
Source: Mapping Environmental Sounds Using Google Map (Acoustic Maps) – IEEE Conference Publication