SoundPLAN essential 5 is the latest single document application for environmental noise planning of roads, railways, and industrial facilities. Easily create noise contour maps in cities and the open environment from basic 3D geometry and some traffic information or sound power data. It was conceived with the occasional user in mind who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics and wants results in the smallest amount of time with the maximum amount of professionalism. It is a compact version of SoundPLAN, based on its calculation core and having its power, fast data processing, and striking graphics. It is so easy to use, even engineers without special training for noise control will have no trouble using it. And, as it includes SoundPLAN´s noise contour map capabilities, presentations are easy to create and easy to understand. SoundPLAN Essential allows standard cases to be processed quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.