How it works
Operators of CoveragePlot can retrieve the coverage data by setting one or more filter criteria, including date and time, subscriber, node and site. After setting the criteria, the application will indicate the number of GPS location updates that meet the criteria. The coverage quality can then be displayed graphically on a map by means of coloured cells and/or mean RSSI values. Coverage mapping is possible per site or per equipment category.
For future reference or external distribution, maps can be saved and loaded in Google Earth. A number of smart viewing options make the tool complete.
CoveragePlot can gather useful coverage information in a matter of days without the need to conduct time-consuming test drives. All users of hand-portable or mobile radios that have GPS reporting enabled will contribute to the coverage map. Instead of using this information for Automatic Vehicle Location and Automatic Personal Location (AVL and APL) only, now this information is also used to generate periodic coverage reports.
Imagine the power of being able to spot degraded base station emission due to issues with cabling and antennas on sites. Or see the effect on coverage caused by city expansions or growing leaves in woods.