Geodata requirements for wireless service providers are still a special niche of the digital mapping industry that is catered to by a select number of vendors. With roots in this specialty market dating back 15+ years to MSI and through its expertise in radio propagation, Mentum is uniquely positioned to provide quality geodata products that are optimized to work with your planning solution, your RF processes and your budget.
Typical challenges faced by RF engineers acquiring geodata include:
Cost-benefit analysis of purchasing new geodata vs. buying older on-the-shelf data
When to use 3D data? In what areas?
Are there benefits to replacing 30m 2D data with 10m 2D data?
Differentiating between resolution, scale and accuracy
No/limited internal mapping/GIS expertise
Existing data may not be compatible with new applications (i.e. urban propagation models)
If problems arise...are they due to the geodata, the tool or my engineers?
Mentum's ability to support geodata internally is unique amongst leading RF planning tool vendors. Our team has knowledge of optimal geodata inputs for various tools and models from working closely with R&D to determine which applications benefit from which data types and resolutions. This means we can offer recommendations for where 3D is needed, and where mid-resolution is appropriate to prevent unnecessary data expenditures. Offering a single point of contact for the customer, Mentum can minimize costs while offering an extremely wide variety of services.
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