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Mapper 2017 with Global RF Path Analysis Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we have released Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) Mapper 2017, which includes global terrain, land use, and building data that enable worldwide RF path analysis. As always, Mapper is available to users of our full TAP™ RF design software and it is now also available as a standalone software subscription:
30 Day Subscription:  US $199.00
Annual Subscription:  US $1,999.00
Some highlights for all users of Mapper 2017 include:
  • Floating License
  • Map data layers
    • Global elevation
    • NLCD & MODIS land cover
  • Map Snapshot

And, for Mapper 2017 users with either a current TAP maintenance subscription or a Mapper 2017 subscription, we now offer worldwide Path Preview as described below.

For more information on subscribing to TAP™ Mapper, please contact

Mapper Path Preview

The Path Preview feature uses elevation data accessed via the internet to provide a quick path preview between two points.  The path preview may optionally include land cover information and building data along the path as well.  Note that an internet connection is required in order to use path preview.  In demo mode, path preview is only available within Colorado, USA.  In fully licensed mode, the path preview is available worldwide.

Mapper Path Preview
Mapper Path Preview

The figure above shows a path preview on the lower panel below the main map view.  The path preview endpoints may be manually entered on the right side panel, selected by clicking and dragging a line on the map, or selected from any point type shapefile loaded in the map.

Path Preview Showing Obstructions Above Terrain
Path Preview Showing Obstructions Above Terrain

Obstructions along the path may be added either based on the land cover category or based on building data from Open Street Maps.  In the above graphic, obstructions above the terrain are added based on NLCD land cover category.  In the graphic below, buildings have been automatically imported along the path and the building heights are added to the path preview where the path crosses the imported building footprints.

Building Footprints Along a Path in Mapper
Building Footprints Along a Path in Mapper

Complete, detailed instructions for how to set up and run Path Previews and add Data Layers are included in the new release of TAP™ Mapper 2017.  Watch our video:  What’s New in TAP™ Mapper 2017.

Download a fully-functional demo version of our Terrain Analysis Package software.