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A Layer in Google Earth For Cell Towers?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by KyleAndMelissa22, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
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    This would be interesting...
    Just a thought, Is there a way to make a layer in Google Earth for cell towers?
    or is there already one somewhere?

    It would be interesting to see the towers near you from above.
    And it would be even better if its labeled who is on each tower.

    Some carriers, such as Alltel, do not have street level coverage maps,
    so this kind of a thing would be cool.

    I've been searching some interstates and major roads for some cell sites,
    but sometimes its hard to see the structure itself from above.

    I hope that in the future there would be a layer for cell towers, if theres not one already.
     
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    Someone around here had created a Google map that allowed you to enter quality reports on wireless coverage by simply clicking on the google map. I forgot where that is or if it's even still available, but a search through the forum might reveal his location.
     
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  3. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
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    I did search the forums for such a thread on this topic before posting this thread, but there was nothing.
    But thats cool, I'll check around for this map...
     
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  6. KyleAndMelissa22

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    Yup, I've used that one alot before.
    But I like Google Earth's format better than just Google maps,

    I was hoping to take that same database for cell towers and have it put into Google Earth,
    possibly as a new layer (KML).

    It was just an interesting idea to me, as a lot my time spent on Google Earth lately is just searching roads for towers.
     
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    I just tried out the link and it worked out great!
     
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    yes, that was a very useful link! The information that works on Google Earth is great! There's a lot of information in one place... but certainly makes it easy to find more information on a specific tower if need be... best site/feature/map I've seen to date!
     
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    I believe it's automatically updated very often as well :)
    and I hope everyone gets to check it out.

    So far I've located hundreds of cell towers across many cities, even those I've never even been to!
     
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    Anyone know of similar Layer files for the Cell Tower Locations in the Caribbean?
     

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