[OSGeo Africa] Cellphone tower dataset

Nkahloleng Mokwele [ MTN South Africa ] Nkahloleng.Mokwele at mtn.com
Thu Nov 17 21:28:42 PST 2016

Hi Sindile,

Most base station data is considered sensitive information by the respective custodians. All mobile operators closely guard this data as it gives a level of advantage over the other.


Kind Regards,

Nkahloleng Mokwele

Senior Specialist: Geographic Information Systems

Nkahloleng.Mokwele at mtn.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Africa [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Sindile Bidla
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2016 7:21 AM
To: Africa local chapter discussions <africa at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] Cellphone tower dataset

Thank you for the valuable resources.


Sindile Bidla
Tel: 087 373 0982
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On 17/11/2016 13:20, Grant Slater wrote:
> 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,
> Grant
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