This web mapping application uses ArcGIS server technology from ESRI and accessible by anyone with an internet connection.
The mapping tool gives users the power and flexibility to perform spatial searches to:
- Help a planner identify their study area
- Identify and find combinations of broadband providers, service types, advertised download/upload speeds in a specified area
- Chart out population and housing data
- Find schools, libraries, hospitals, fire stations and police departments within a specific zip code or radius
- Draw a buffer around a library to find all public schools within the buffered area
- Find distance from a central office or major road, and view the footprint of every provider within the vicinity
- View broadband providers and their associated metrics and then download the results to a comma or tab delimited file for analysis
This searchable national database has more than 25 million records displayed on interactive maps that show:
- Where Broadband Internet service is available
- What technology is being used to provide the service
- The maximum advertised speed of the service
- The names of the service providers
Users can search by address or use other interactive tools to compare broadband across various geographies, including states, counties or congressional districts.
Businesses can use it to decide if they want to move to a certain location, based on broadband availability.
The APIs associated with the maps have been released, so innovators can create apps or services around the data, creating opportunities for new business.
The Cell Phone Map
is a RootMetrics
tool that uses millions of real-world results reported by mobile users like you, to deliver an accurate, unbiased view of each carrier's performance.
With easy-to-use maps and ratings, you can compare voice and data ratings, plus an overall RootScore for each carrier - metro-wide or down to your street address. Finally, you'll know which carrier works best for you.