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Show your network coverage on your website using Google Maps!

     For WISP operators who would like to show their network coverage on their web site, we have the ultimate tool for you! Brian Webster Consulting can map your complete RF footprint and then convert that information to a format that can be used with the FREE Google Maps API on your own web site. Visitors to your page can interactively use a Google Maps interface with your network coverage loaded as a layer within the map. This can be done with or without an address lookup tool. To view an example click on the button below.

Network Coverage on Google Maps.


PreQualify customers using Google Earth

     We have developed a method to create Google Earth compatible files to show your transmitter coverage area which then functions as a customer prequalification tool. This allows you to interactively see where your signal works and where it does not. In the Google Earth search tool you can look up a specific street address and have it zoom to that location. With your transmitter coverage area map already loaded, you can clearly see if you can serve this location. This system works so fast you can tell a potential customer if they are served while they are still on the phone! It allows you to close sales with the first call. Existing WISP's who use this system claim immediate benefits. They are able to schedule installations without doing a site survey and have reduced their "no-go" install rates significantly.

To see a sample Google Earth Customer Pre-Qualification System click here

Click here to download the Google Earth program


TV White Space Mapping Tool

     We recently created a tool using Google Earth for visualization of the TV White Space spectrum that may be available in any given area. The file shows the Digital TV contours on file with the FCC database as of August 2010. To use the tool, turn off the whole TV contour layer. One by one select a channel in the file. The TV contours for the that channel will appear. If your area looks clean, select the channel above and below the one of interest. These would be the first adjacent channels. If there are no contours in your area of interest using the adjacent channels and the one of interest, you have spectrum for use.

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

This tool is FREE. The availability of White Space Spectrum is due in large part to the lobbying efforts of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association. If you are not already a member please consider joining.

Download the Digital Television White Space Tool here. Large file about 20 meg.


Sample Wireless Coverage Maps
Visualize Your Service Area.

Click on the image for a full size view of the wireless coverage maps.

Line of Sight Propagation Map overlaid on topographic map
Visual coverage overlaid on a topographic map.

Point to Point Microwave Path Profile example report
Sample microwave path profile.

Line of Sight map overlaid on Aerial Photography
Visual coverage over an aerial image.

Wireless propagation coverage map overlaid on topographic map
Wireless Network Coverage on a Topographic Map.
RF Coverage prediction showing signal strength and street details
Single Wireless Site Coverage with Signal Strength Scale.
View Shed area with radius rings on a street map
Line of Sight Area on Street Map with Range Rings.
Terrain 3D rendering with Aerial Image and Street Data
3D terrain rendering with aerial image and street data.
High Resolution Color Aerial Image Rendered with 3D Terrain Data
Terrain detail 3D model with color aerial image.

Land Cover Type Data Map
Map of Census Blocks covered and colored by household counts.
Map of Census Blocks colored by household counts.
Map showing the distribution area of a newspaper.
Map showing circulation area of a newspaper.
Map showing AM Radio Station coverage areas in a Market.
Map of AM radio station coverage areas in a market.

Wireless Network (WISP) coverage area prediction over terrain with street map detail
Sample multiple site network with Street map.

Single Site Wireless Network RF propagation map example
Sample single site overlaid on street map. Ideal for publishing needs.

Terrain Map showing high level of detail in the data
Terrain detail that shows a bridge over the river.

1 Meter Building Resolution

     When deploying any wireless network design in a metropolitan or municipal market, the biggest challenge is being able to conduct a study with the existing buildings shown as part of the equation. With the proper high resolution data (available from various sources at additional costs) we can predict your wireless network coverage and show the effects of the buildings and how they might block your signals. This same data can also be used to conduct rooftop point to point studies for microwave backhauls or free space optics (FSO) systems. Below are examples of 1 meter building data rendered in 3D. Click on the thumbnails for a full view.

Examples of 1 meter terrain and building data - These are 3D simulations of the data, not actual photos of the city. High resolution color aerial imagery was stretched over the digital building data.

1 Meter terrain and buiding data

View of Downtown Chicago looking South from the North side.

RF coverage prediction with 1 meter building data
Low power wireless site coverage in Chicago looking North from the South side.

Downtown San Francisco viewed from the East.


     With Microwave Design Services we can help you determine if  wireless backhaul or point to point links can eliminate costly leased lines. RF Path studies, line of site surveys, and equipment planning services are available. Let us show you how to cut costs and increase reliability and speed between your geographically separated locations. These radio or microwave links can replace voice, data, T1, POTS, and alarm circuits you may be leasing from the telephone company. Many case studies have shown these systems will pay for themselves within 12 months.


     Maps can be generated in various ways. Wireless transmitter signal coverage can be overlaid on terrain data, topographic maps, aerial photography and street level maps and Google Earth. Point to point and Visual Imapct and Viewshed Maps may also be shown. These make good line of site assessments and can tell you rough coverage of a site. The visual propagation studies are useful in zoning applications where you need to show the visual impact area as part of your zoning process.


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