NEXTMap Link Planning

Using the geoservice NEXTMap Link Planning, customers can leverage the best available NEXTMap datasets to assess their point-to-point microwave and millimeter wave wireless products. With the increase in frequency and bandwidth in RF radio links, accurate elevation data sets with high spatial detail, global coverage, and excellent vertical accuracy are required. Intermap’s data provides a solid foundation for link planning as it is seamless, uniform, and void free.

NEXTMap Link Planning allows you to quickly and efficiently identify obstructions penetrating the Fresnel zone or blocking the lines of sight between towers. Frequency settings can be controlled to allow antenna comparison for your wireless links. The online access takes the data management out of your hands and allows your focus to be on finding the right hardware and location for your customers.

As the basis for the NEXTMap Link Planning service, Intermap’s NEXTMap elevation data set provides a unique foundation for telecommunications applications. The elevation dataset is created using Intermap’s strict quality management process and provides the user with spatially rich features such as buildings, flattened roads, and natural terrain. It is available globally and is ready for use in your network planning.

Recommended use 

NEXTMap Link Planning is especially beneficial for any user in the telecommunications industry like mobile, TV, broadband, radio and emergency service providers using terrain profiles for the line of sight and microwave link design when planning for new towers and upgrading existing networks coverage. The service visualises the Fresnel zone and determines any obstructions in line of sight between two planned locations of antennas or telecoms towers.

Wireless networks design and installation of antennas require understanding of the best possible location and height, so that nothing is obstructing the path between the antennas and the signal is not interrupted by mountains, trees or buildings. Instead of sending out teams of engineers on expensive and labour-intensive site surveys, using RF link planning allows telecoms companies and network planners save on these unnecessary costs by doing the preliminary planning and checking the line of sight quickly and easily without leaving the office.

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E.g., 2019-11-14
NEXTMap Link Planning



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Intermap NEXTMap

Off the shelf 

Western Europe and USA (DSM & DTM - NEXTMap 5)


Worldwide (DSM - NEXTMap World 10)


Up to 5m posted (DSM / DTM)

Abs vertical accuracy 

Up to 1m RMSE (1.65m LE90) (DSM / DTM)

Data format 




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Please note 

  • The profiles expire after the subscription period.
  • Larger profile quantities are available with additional volume discount on request. License restrictions may apply for risk assessment applications.

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