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Standard User robnicholson
(regular) Tue 27-Mar-18 10:44:43
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How accurate are OpenSignal mast locations?


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How accurate are the mobile mast locations on the OpenSignal app? Here is a screenshot from some testing I did for a client:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/97bp49r4aiw1trq/Screenshot...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/64qqdw6bhfx3xlu/Screenshot...

The app indicated I was connected to EE | LTE Cell Tower 11993233 but we're pretty sure there isn't a mast in that location. It's on a friend's farm land and he would probably now if somebody had snuck a mast up.

There is nothing shown on mastdata for this location - the nearest is on top of Shrigley Hall (round marker) which most definitely is a transmitter.

Bit confusing but also bit confused with the huge variation of speeds we get in the valley. Esp. that leap to 40-50Mbps in the middle of the field! The big long red line is the ridge of a hill, i.e. the Shrigley Hall transmitter is behind the hill. We do have line of sight of Crocker Hill but that's 12km away - and my mobile was getting good upload speeds as well. Doubt it'll reach 12km...

Edited by robnicholson (Tue 27-Mar-18 19:04:19)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 27-Mar-18 18:57:17
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Re: How accurate are OpenSignal mast locations?


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OpenSignal is calculating the mast position based on the data it has. If you have the right roads, try driving around the guess mast location, and it may update.

CellMapper (on Android) is often better, but also has a website so you can see even without the app - www.cellmapper.net

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Standard User bookey
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 28-Mar-18 16:05:54
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Re: How accurate are OpenSignal mast locations?


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Shrigley Hall is the EE site in that area.

Do you have a postcode you can post?

Paul


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Standard User gazzyk1ns
(experienced) Wed 18-Apr-18 23:21:39
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Re: How accurate are OpenSignal mast locations?


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I use cellmapper, both the app and the site. The site allows you to move towers to their correct locations, if you know them.
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