23 Aug 2005, 05:25

Cell phone tower maps

Time once again for Yet Another Google Maps Web Application. This time it’s a map that shows cellphone towers and has reviews of the signal strength for the various providers in a given area of the map. It definitely seems like it would be a useful tool to check when considering places to live so that you don’t end up stuck someplace with terrible reception. The only downside is that generally the towers are owned by third party companies and so it can be tricky to figure out what provider a given tower supports. That’s where the signal strength reviews start to help out. Downtown KC has towers everywhere but out by us there are actually a lot fewer that I would have expected. Our signal strength is decent though, so I can’t complain.