SoftWright Enlists Google Earth

TAP now can use that data in its analysis of RF coverage patterns
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SoftWright, developer of the Terrain Analysis Package software, has added the capability to use Google Earth data in its analysis of RF coverage patterns.

According to SoftWright, the integration should greatly improve map modeling details over current Fresnel-based models.

Also according to the company, the use of Google Earth allows the software to analyze in the three dimensions rather than the customary two. This should greatly enhance detection and measurement of signal obstructions that were less obvious on two-dimensional maps.

The Terrain Analysis Package (TAP) is a Windows XP/Vista software used in radio and TV industries for evaluating current and future transmitter sites.

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