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Topic # 39371 13-Aug-2009 10:21 Send private message

Cellsite locations in kml format as downloaded from MED's database are here

Unfortunately a lot of 2degrees cellsites have no co-ordinates given so I haven't been able to map these. 

I tried to upload onto google maps, but couldn't figure out how to show all the sites on the same map.  Someone smarter than me may know how to do it.

EDIT:  Thanks to whoever tidied up the link for me - wasn't sure if this is the right forum either, as the link also includes locations from Telecom, Vodafone and Woosh

kml files last updated 28/9/2009

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  Reply # 246227 13-Aug-2009 19:29 Send private message

Well judging by this, the 2degrees tower near me is mounted ontop of the big mast ontop of the telephone exchange (which is only like 2.2km away). No wonder I get excellent reception!

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  Reply # 246250 13-Aug-2009 20:05 Send private message

If you wanted to create a google page you could do something like this:

http://wooshinfo.googlepages.com/locations.html

But that means you would have to host it somewhere, but that's another option.

Thanks for the KMLs




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  Reply # 246257 13-Aug-2009 20:18 Send private message


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  Reply # 246290 13-Aug-2009 21:22 Send private message

It seems to be missing heaps of them that I know of, is the info fully loaded yet?




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  Reply # 246292 13-Aug-2009 21:26 Send private message

I'm not seeing any cellsites at all, and I'm zoomed in fully on the streetmap?

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  Reply # 246300 13-Aug-2009 21:41 Send private message

oops, sorry, its missing them all for some reason. Dunno why its stopped working...

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  Reply # 246302 13-Aug-2009 21:42 Send private message

Note: that comment refers to the link made up there for 2degrees, not the Google Earth ones, they're working properly. Very interesting!

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  Reply # 246306 13-Aug-2009 21:47 Send private message

Sorry about that. Try http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104930893982949526406.0004710190003a0d973a6&z=6

Edit: I just noticed that you may have to scroll right to the bottom of the side bar (where they are all listed) and click on next page to see some of them



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  Reply # 246326 13-Aug-2009 22:35 Send private message

dasimpsonsrule: Sorry about that. Try http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104930893982949526406.0004710190003a0d973a6&z=6

Edit: I just noticed that you may have to scroll right to the bottom of the side bar (where they are all listed) and click on next page to see some of them


That is the same issue that I was having - not too bad for 2 degrees or woosh, but you can only show about 1/8 of the sites at time for vodafone and telecom.

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  Reply # 246336 13-Aug-2009 22:57 Send private message

If you could get the coverage of the respective networks overlaid on Google Earth as well, that would be good times.

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  Reply # 246360 14-Aug-2009 02:50 Send private message

Google will automatically find the co-ordinates of the towers as more people make requests in the area the site is located.

Google caches the requests and as more people try to find things in a particular area.
Google will learn the co-ordinates automatically.

(when using google earth, you may sometimes notice that it has patches that are more defined than others. This is due to the amount of requests in that area.

Most of the 2DM towers should have GPS units in them.

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Reply # 246507 14-Aug-2009 11:43 Send private message

dasimpsonsrule: Sorry about that. Try http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104930893982949526406.0004710190003a0d973a6&z=6

Edit: I just noticed that you may have to scroll right to the bottom of the side bar (where they are all listed) and click on next page to see some of them


Good post. Nice seeing where my nearest cellsite is.




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  Reply # 246522 14-Aug-2009 12:19 Send private message

dasimpsonsrule: Sorry about that. Try http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104930893982949526406.0004710190003a0d973a6&z=6

Edit: I just noticed that you may have to scroll right to the bottom of the side bar (where they are all listed) and click on next page to see some of them


Well done!

Interesting that it doesn't show the Queenstown sites - they may not be live to customers yet.



















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  Reply # 247090 15-Aug-2009 23:59 Send private message

Wob:
dasimpsonsrule: Sorry about that. Try http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104930893982949526406.0004710190003a0d973a6&z=6

Edit: I just noticed that you may have to scroll right to the bottom of the side bar (where they are all listed) and click on next page to see some of them


Well done!

Interesting that it doesn't show the Queenstown sites - they may not be live to customers yet.


It is showing the Queenstown airport only when overlayed on Google earth, but no others.

Pretty acurate and inline with my own site lists which i have overlayed already.

Good work





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  Reply # 247112 16-Aug-2009 08:32 Send private message

One thing I do find interesting is there is only a site listed at Waikanae north of wellington.
I did the drive north on SH1 a few days ago.
Had very patchy coverage from Pukerua bay until I was roaming on Voda at Levin.

Strange that I roamed in randomly at Otaki on Voda, then back on to 2D with 1 bar. So there must be a site there, then had no coverage until I was in Levin when I was on full roaming.

Would be nice if 2D did something like this, with 2D coverage area, and the area which you start roaming on Voda. As it has been posted there seems to be a bit of a gap between the two.




Check out my Mobile Cell Site Google Maps KML Files in my blog.
Now using Google Fusion Tables or Address Lookup or GPS using Smartphone
I update it on a monthly basis automatically from RSM.

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