How to Find the Best Fiber Optic Maps

How to Find the Best Fiber Optic Maps

Due to our highly connected world, telecommunication information is becoming more essential every day. More and more companies and even individuals are searching for the best fiber maps they can find.

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The fiber internet is connecting cities to buildings to the device you are on right now. Knowing how to find the best fiber optic maps goes hand in hand with knowing what makes a fiber map a reliable one. There are three main components that make a fiber map a great resource.

3 Factors for a Good Fiber Optic Map

The three factors that make a good fiber optic map are precise geographic terrain, network carrier information, and accuracy.

Terrain

Having precise geographic terrain is critical for a trustworthy fiber map. Depending on the area of search, the terrain not only needs to be accurate but also broad. Having fiber that is depicted from the mountains to the suburbs to metro areas will be the best presentation for understanding the terrain. Having geographic information integrated with the fiber map will allow the user to visualize where the fiber is physically located. Some examples of terrain can be seen with various base maps. Utilizing various base maps on a platform is seen when the data is constant, but the visual aspects of the map view alter, e.g., Google Earth Maps, Bing Maps, ESRI World Imagery, and Cesium World Terrain.

Carrier Information

Generally, when users are searching for fiber maps there is other information that is being sought after. One of the most important bits of information tied with fiber route maps is the carrier that is providing or utilizing that fiber. Carrier network information can provide details on the telecom infrastructure such as which carrier has fiber available in a certain area, the route miles, and other important factors of information.

Accuracy

Having accurate information is the most important attribute of a good fiber optic map. When physical fiber optic route details are digitized into a map, the geocoding needs to be as accurate as possible. “Geocoding is the process of converting addresses (like a street address) into geographic coordinates (like latitude and longitude), which you can use to place markers on a map or position the map.” With accurate geocoding, a fiber map can provide spatial confidence also known as precise location accuracy.

Where to Find the Best Fiber Optic Maps

Precise terrain, detailed carrier information, and accuracy are what makes a fiber optic map a trustworthy map. GeoTel offers some of the largest and most accurate fiber maps available. This information can be accessed via GIS data or on the online platform – TeleTracker. If you or your company could benefit from these specific types of maps, reserve your personalized demo today!

 

Author: Valerie Stephen

Valerie Stephen
valeriestephen@geo-tel.com