Steel in the Air’s reliable GIS Tower Mapping app integrates with Google Earth and Bing Maps to provide visual access to any of the 285,000 towers in our database. Our GIS Tower Mapping app is used in conjunction with our proprietary cellular asset databases to chart existing cell sites across the nation (on towers, buildings, and other structures).
Specific data points (height, ownership, site type, etc.) can be queried for each individual cell site, which, when clicked on, provides identifying information that can be useful when evaluating appropriate lease rates or buyout offers. Additionally, we can can query our Tower Mapping app to show “all towers in [a given area]” or “all leases with lease rates [that exceed or are under a given amount].” Our Tower Mapping App will render a final 3D browser-based topography map, as you see here:
We can use any number of data points to generate bird’s eye topographical maps. We can also zoom in on any given tower to analyze existing vs. potential carrier collocation, capacity, and coverage metrics.
Street views are useful, for example, when examining the ground space (lease footprint) tied to a given cellular lease, in the case where our clients have received consent requests for carriers and tower companies.
This map shows all towers, buildings, and structures within a given area that are currently in use, as well as potentially viable sites that could be used for future infrastructure development.
We spend over $50,000 each year maintaining and updating our database. We utilize and cross-check public sources, such as the FCC and corporate quarterly earnings reports with private sources (e.g., our clients) to ensure that all variables are relevant, accurate and actionable. Our 3,000 plus client base has contributed information on over 7,500 cellular leases nationwide. In addition, we actively poll public entities regarding their wireless leases and input specific data points. Our cell site data spans all 50 states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
We are proud to say that no other independent lease consulting company has access to data as robust, timely, and accurate as ours. We update our database daily and use it to perform strategic client-specific searches.