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Line of sight terrain mapping website

Here is a great website for calculating and displaying line of sight signal coverage on a map view. Very useful when trying to choosing locations for placement of relay nodes:

http://www.heywhatsthat.com

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That is cool!

I used it and there is red shaded areas in the area of my starting point, what does that mean?

Justin

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@ShootAnyAngle this is so cool.

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OK @ShootAnyAngle I owe you a beer for sharing this site. No, seriously I do. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!!

(INSERT HIGH FIVE HERE)

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Red areas on the map are in line of sight of your starting point.

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I would like to see this form of terrain based line of sight mapping applied to the Gotenna Mesh map for users who have entered their “height off the ground” elevation data.

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:+1:

Heck, a link to this in the FAQ would work for me!
Justin

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Excellent!! Exactly what we need to best place stationary nodes.

Thank you.

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Here’s another: http://www.ve2dbe.com/rmonline.html

It’s a lot more task-focused.

http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/splat.html is also available but hard to use IMO.

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Seriously @ShootAnyAngle I can’t thank you enough for this link. It’s been a HUGE help! You’re a rockstar ham.

-George (KF7OCD)

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First chance I’ve had to play with this. Incredibly useful.

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Here’s a cool tip I learned via WNDW.

  1. Go to google earth
  2. select ruler and draw a line
  3. select path
  4. check “view elevation profile” (you may have to add a third point to see

Mostly useful for microwave links, but I’m sure you could build a giant dish for the gotenna

Great as this plugs into a lot of other google earth UBNT plugins and whatnot. Urban maps that carriers use for this are much more expensive :slightly_smiling_face:

Multihop

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