4 Facts About Fiber & GIS Data

fiber and gisFiber & GIS data provides various benefits for users. Learn 4 facts about the data in this article.

1. Importance of Fiber & GIS Data

Fiber and GIS data can be essential to certain organizations for location intelligence. Urban planning is a great example of why fiber location intelligence is so important. Having data on the location of fiber optic cables can pinpoint where the best options are for users to connect to terrestrial broadband, where opportunities are lacking, and where competitors currently occupy.

Depending on the source, the data can help identify potential issues or where disconnects are occurring, pricing for certain areas or providers, and options other than fiber, such as mobile broadband, satellite, fixed wireless, and dial-up.

2. Typical Users of Data

Users of fiber network data in GIS can greatly vary depending on the usage. The top 10 industries consist of but are not limited to Academia, Consultants, Economic Development, Energy, Finance & Investment, Government, Private Enterprise, Real Estate, Telecommunications, and Wireless Infrastructure.

In some cases, entire organizations utilize data and work on companywide initiatives. Whereas other companies have dedicated departments to allocate and analyze data.

3. How This Data Is Collected

Fiber and GIS data can be collected in a variety of ways. The following are typical ways to collect GIS data in general.

  • Remote Sensingfiber gis data
  • Ground Surveying
  • LiDAR
  • Raster Data Capture
  • Vector Data Capture
  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • Location-Based Services

A specific example of fiber data being captured for GIS is the georeferencing of drone-captured imagery. Videos or images are captured via drone and this data is transmitted to GIS specialist, who then digitize it into fiber maps or translates it to traditional GIS databases. 

4. Software Brings It All Together

Whether the data is being transmitted to databases or virtual platforms, advanced technologies bring together the data of the real world and translate it into a digital twin. Data as a Service platforms can help users who are not as advanced in GIS to understand and interpret specific location-based data.

TeleTracker is one of the world’s leading DaaS or SaaS platforms for telecommunications location-based data. It is also a GeoTel product which means it accesses the largest telecom location-based databases. You can contact the experts to get a free trial today!