Cell Tower Location Data
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To serve our clients better, we maintain a comprehensive cell tower location database. We've compiled this database over seven years from numerous sources of publicly available information including the FCC Antenna Structure Registration data and some privately available cell tower location databases.
To be honest, ¾'s of this data can be gathered by almost anyone with GIS expertise, assuming they know where to find it. The key is to know what sources of data are important and paring down the information so it's usable.
Other providers of cell tower location data take pride in the quantity of data they've amassed. They will throw out numbers such as "300,000 or 400,000 cell site locations" despite the fact that there aren't yet 300,000 cell sites in the US. Keep in mind that this database may include potential cell site locations like rooftops that are not currently used by cellular providers. Or it may include towers that have no tenants.
Our experts have spent a significant amount of time analyzing and sorting through our data to remove all rooftop sites, billboard sites, water tower sites, and the like, unless they are actually in-use by a cellular provider.
Our cell tower location data is exactly that - the locations of cell towers in the United States. Our clients are tower companies who want to perform a competitive analysis on their prospective acquisitions or new builds. They trust the reliability of our cell tower location data. While we can't promise that all cell towers will be listed in our data, we do go to great lengths to ensure our database only lists locations that are in-use cell sites.
Fiber companies that are trying to find opportunities for backhaul services to the wireless carriers at the towers also contact us.
We provide notations in our cell tower location data about where the portfolio originated. For instance, we track which sites in the Crown Castle portfolio were originally Sprint or Global Signal sites. This way, you have better information about who might be collocated on the tower.
We cannot provide cell site location IDs, although people who want to offer a location-based service using cell site IDs to determine the location of the user frequently ask. The cellular carriers maintain this data and it is not publicly available.
If you are interested in seeing some of our data - click on out cell tower location data maps. Our data includes the following fields (to the extent such data was available):
- Tower Company or Owner
- Latitude and Longitude (NAD83- Decimal Degree Format)
- Site Address
- FCC ASR Number
- FAA Study Number
- Data Constructed
- Structure Height
- Ground Elevation
- Height AMSL
- Compound Size
- Tower Type
Please feel free to Contact Us for more information.