RF Line-of-Sight

The RF Line-of-Sight tool allows users to easily drag-and-drop locations and obtain point-to-point line-of-sight information anywhere using Google Maps. This map is useful in planning and troubleshooting cellular networks for IIoT / SCADA monitoring applications.

This free online tool takes antenna height and the topographical formations of the earth to calculate the line-of-sight of a radio path. Note that buildings and other obstructions is not taken into consideration when calculating line-of-sight using this tool.

This RF Line-of-Sight tool is exceptionally helpful in mapping long distance radio communications for remote monitoring applications such remote shutdowns and data acquisition.

Please note that support for this tool is not available by phone. To report any problems, please send us a message here.

How To Use

  • The user can select two sites either by dragging them into position or entering the GPS coordinates on the page.
  • After the two sites are selected a elevation graph will pop-up showing the elevation from the blue mark to the green mark as well as the distance between the two points.
  • A red line indicates a line-of-sight that is blocked while a green line indicates a clear line-of-sight between the points.
  • After the initial graph is created, the users will have the ability to modify the graph by specifying heights for the antennas.
  • As the antenna height changes, the path will recalculate to determine line of sight.