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Tower distance calculator

nicroets

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Joined
Apr 14, 2004
Messages
428
#21
Thanks R.

I didn't know about that post. I'll just use a gawk/sed/bash script to put all the info in my .csv
 

flashvc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Messages
397
#22
nic, I've already converted them to csv if you wanna use it:

Code:
Johannesburg,Operational
12,Council Mineral Tech,27.5842,-26.0515,0,120,240
36,Bedfordview,27.0756,-26.1031,0,120,240
50,NorthCliff (Northpark Plaza),27.5902,-26.0842,120
66,Hyde Park,28.0159,-26.0731,0,240
66,Halfway Gardens (Allendale Road),28.0705,-26.0032,0,240
82,Randburg (Metro Centre),28.0019,-26.0540,120,240
82,Killarney,28.0314,-26.0959,0,120,240
82,Sentech (Radiokop),27.5447,-26.0621,120,240
82,Woodmead,28.0352,-26.0220,120,240
102,Fourways Exchange,28.0032,-26.0116,0,120,240
??,Fourways Golfpark,28.0011,-26.0059,0,120,240
110,Linksfield,28.0633,-26.1006,0,240
110,Helderkruin,27.5132,-26.0605,0,120,240
126,Sentech Tower (Brixton),28.0026,-26.1131,0,120,240
126,Hurlyvale,28.0914,-26.0842,0
126,Marlboro North,28.0545,-26.0507,0,240
126,Horizon View,27.5211,-26.0832,120,240

Johannesburg,Next to go on
12,JHB International,28.1350,-26.0756,0,120

Johannesburg,In Process
12,Bez Valley,28.0504,-26.1141,0,120
27,Sandton Primedia,28.0321,-26.0674,0,120,240
66,Lonehill,,
90,Lyndhurst,,
102,Sandton Morningside,28.0334,-26.0444,0,120,240
110,Floracliffe,27.5438,-26.0915,0,120,240
116,Bryanston,,

Pretoria,Operational
22,Kingsley Centre,28.1212,-25.4444,0,120,240
22,La Montagne,28.1851,-25.4447,0,120,240
36,Sunnyside,28.1224,-25.4553,0,120,240
50,Kilnerpark,28.1544,-25.4259,120,240
66,Menlo Park,28.1609,-25.4615,120,240

Pretoria,Next to go on
36,Hennopspark Ext.,28.0947,-25.5209,0,120,240

Pretoria,In Process
82,Lyttleton Manor,28.1151,-25.4950,0,120,240
90,Samrand,28.0838,-25.5605,0,240
110,Elardus Park,28.1524,-25.4927,0,240
126,Zita Park,28.1744,-25.4724,0,120,240
??,Centurion,28.1108,-25.5204,0,120,240

Durban,Operational
22,Chartwell (Umhlanga Rocks),31.0502,-29.4341,0,240
36,Mal Park (Hypermarket),31.0213,-29.4815,0,240
60,Sentech Durban North,31.0224,-29.4552,0,120,240
82,Sentech Bluff,31.0045,-29.5440,0,120,240
90,Sea Cow Lake,31.0032,-29.4825,0,120,240
102,Sunningdale,31.0252,-29.4448,0,120,240
126,Saratoga (La Lucia Mall),31.0413,-29.4505,0,240

Durban,Next to go on
12,Bay of Plenty,31.0204,-29.5047,0,120,240

Durban,In Process
12,Rockford (Pheonix),31.0213,-29.4258,120,240
60,Durban International,30.5525,-29.5748,0,120
66,Overport,InvernessBuilding,0,120,240

Capetown,Operational
None

Capetown,Next on to go on
12,Milnerton,18.3040,-33.5205,0,120,240
22,Salt River,18.2733,-33.5542,0,120,240
90,Loevenstein,18.3649,-33.5307,0,120,240
90,Goodwood,18.3224,-33.5434,120,240
90,Wynberg,18.2815,-34.0014,240
126,Parow North,18.3451,-33.5334,0
126,IS Terraces,18.2514,-33.5506,0,120,240

Capetown,In Process
12,Camps Bay,18.2244,-33.5657,0,120
12,Blouberg,18.2746,-33.4811,0,120
36,Amanda Glen,18.4026,-33.5117,0,240
66,CTN International,18.2533,-33.5736,0,120,240
82,Durbanville,18.3814,-33.5059,0,120,240
82,Constantia,18.2623,-34.0119,0,240
90,Sea Point,18.2350,-33.5434,0,120,240
110,Springfield,18.3614,-33.5103,120
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Mean_Monster

Senior Member
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Mar 2, 2004
Messages
582
#23
Great work!!!

Just a thing though is I live in Brackenfell and according to these settings Newlands is closer to me than Durbanville. Any one knowing Cape Town knows that that can't be. Durbanville is 10 kilos by car not even as the crow flies.

So something seems to not work so fine on Cape Town... any comments?
 
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Messages
11
#24
I think either the co-ords for sentech's zone locater are wrong or the co-ords for the
CT Durbanville / Parrow North / AmandaGlen towers are wrong.

What do I base this on? Well it seems Parrow North is now a coastal beach on the north side of Koeberg :p.

Also the fact that all the towers are 70+ Km's away from me had me wondering :p
 
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Messages
11
#27
I dont think it's the calculator thats the problem. It's either the co-ords that the sentech zonelocator gives us or the actual co-ords proasm gave for the towers. If I use the zone locator and find the co-ords given for parrow north durbanville ect. the location ends up being like 50-70km's from where the area's they claim to be in.
 

nicroets

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Messages
428
#29
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by VioNectro</i>
<br /> If I use the zone locator and find the co-ords given for parrow north durbanville ect. the location ends up being like 50-70km's from where the area's they claim to be in.
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The mistake you are making is that you are confusing DD.MM.SS notation with DD.ddddddddd notation.
DD.dddddd = DD + MM/60 + SS/3600

I fixed the y values of the Cpt towers in my calculator. At last everything should be right, but please post suspected error to the "Tower Information" thread.
 

dorris

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Nov 3, 2003
Messages
476
#32
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by VioNectro</i>
<br />Thanks nicroets things are in the right place now and every one at the office is *covered* with smiles [:p]
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Bear in mind that the calculator just gives distance to tower, but although ipwireless is not a LOS technology, not much will get through serious hills.
So even if you appear within 5km, you might still need an antenna, (or just a bit more height) and even that might not see the signal.
 

nicroets

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#33
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by flashvc</i>
http://www.icasa.org.za/Repository/...trum/Annexure E of 1-25786 Icasa 28-11-9.pdf
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Any idea how I can convert this baby to text ? If someone has OCR software, please mail the output to me.
 

adamjoony

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Aug 23, 2011
Messages
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#34
Thanks for sharing good and informative information about the distance calculation between two towers..great.I want some answers of questions like
How To Use

1. Zoom and drag the map to find the location of marker 1
2. Click to place marker 1.
3. Zoom and drag the map to find the location of marker 2.
4. Click to place marker 2.
5. The distance will be displayed below the map in miles or kilometers. You can change between miles or km at any time.
6. Add as many points as required and the distance will build up.
7. You can also drag and drop markers after they have been put on the map




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