[OSGeo Africa] Cellphone tower dataset

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Thu Nov 17 03:20:23 PST 2016

On 17 November 2016 at 07:50, Sindile Bidla
<sindile.bidla at geoilocate.co.za> wrote:
> I am looking for spatial data on existing cellphone towers.
> Any pointers where I can get this?

I believe the cellphone networks are very protective of their
cellphone tower data. I've heard some of their agents getting copies,
but under restrictive NDA agreements.

There are projects like http://opencellid.org and
https://location.services.mozilla.com/downloads which are trying to
crowdsource the data, but coverage is somewhat patchy and noisy.

Kind regards,


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