Skeptikool
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GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

Is there a current GIS (e.g. WMS/WMTS) layer of the Telstra mobile network (3G/4G) coverage available? There have been links provided to a WMTS layer on older threads but I cant seem to get it to connect.

 

This would be useful for planning field trips and making coverage maps for safety plans etc. 

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Jupiter
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Re: GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

Have a look at https://staging.gcm.telstra.com.au/gisserver/rest/services/Hosted

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Skeptikool
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Re: GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

Thanks Jupiter... I feel like a bit of a noob but I cant seem to get any of the URLs to provide a layer list despite using various WFS, ArcGIS MapServer and other approaches. I'd like to get this layer (I think): https://staging.gcm.telstra.com.au/gisserver/rest/services/Hosted/Mobile_Combined_Outdoor/VectorTile...

Any idea how to get that to load in QGIS?

 

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

QGIS doesn't support the format (pbf) yet. The newest version was supposed to introduce support for it, but it didn't eventuate.

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Skeptikool
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Re: GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

OK, thanks. I assume there is some great advantage to pbf over existing formats. GIS seems to be accumulating formats at a huge rate!

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: GIS layer of Telstra mobile coverage

pbf is far more efficient in packing data into a small file size. Hopefully QGIS gets the format into the next version.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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