NZ Cell Site location information - Now with Google Fusion Tables!

, posted: 26-Aug-2011 13:00

Many of you may know that I have an existing blog entry with KML files you can download or load up in Google Earth here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/BarTender/7403

So... Now thanks to Mark Hansen and is great work he did drawing all the links nationwide http://markhansen.co.nz/nz-wireless-map/

I've come to learn of Google Fusion Tables.  Now the super cool thing about Fusion Tables is you can map data from a table in fusion tables directly into Google Maps and not have the annoying 1000 Placemark limit you have with KMLs plus sluggish response when loading a KML file into Google Maps.

With Google Fusion you can either map directly from with Fusion from your dataset, or write up a small web page and do some pretty stuff.  I've got the web page so then I can add a Fusion Tables style in so all the place marks have a "T"/"V" etc depending on if it's a Telecom or Vodafone site.

Try V2 of The NZ Cell Information: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22487235/fusion.html

If you look in the html it lists the Fusion Table data that I extracted out of RSM which can be found here: 1355049




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Comment by SteveON, on 26-Aug-2011 14:41

Had no idea that Telecom was the only network on Stuart Island... With an entire manolopy of 400 people :-)


Comment by codyc1515, on 26-Aug-2011 17:40

@SteveON: I'm curious as to how they get the data over there? Satellite?


Comment by Pete, on 26-Aug-2011 22:41

According to wikipedia, its a radio link (I´d guess digital microwave) as there is a Telecom link to the top of Bluff hill on the mainland


Comment by McNulty, on 27-Aug-2011 13:10

Good use of Fusion. I'm curious to know what the spreadsheet looks like that generated this map. Care to share a line or two?


Comment by DjShadow, on 27-Aug-2011 20:49

At the top of Bluff hill there is a Microwave station, you can clearly see the island from there


Comment by kiwitrc, on 28-Aug-2011 22:57

Really interesting, explains why almost everyone in the South Wairarapa seems to have a Telecom mobile.


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