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ArcGIS By Example by Hussein Nasser

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Chapter 2. App 1 – the Cell Tower Analysis Tool

TelZaViBa is a telecom company that provides cell service for their customers. Recently, some customers have been experiencing weak signals in the Boulevard du Montparnasse in Paris, France. To analyze the situation, TelZaViBa has to analyze their cell towers in that area. So they asked us to write a tool on ArcGIS for Desktop that simulates a person with a cell phone walking in the Boulevard du Montparnasse. The tool should show the current signal strength at all time and record the weakest signal spots by highlighting them on the map.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • An introduction to ArcGIS add-ins
  • Preparing the TelZaViBA data and project: showing tower's range
  • Drawing signal ...

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