Cartography

Overview

Demand for low-cost high-resolution map data is on the up.  Users want access to royalty-free datasets to support networks and different technologies. The exponential growth in markets like 5G require higher-resolution datasets, which can be expensive and difficult to source.

ATDI offers high-resolution terrain elevation and clutter maps for most countries across the World. These maps use geodetic projection ETRS89. The terrain and clutter layer files have root extensions RGE and RSO. The ATDI suite of tools accepts this file format, along with more familiar formats like GEO and SOL. Customers with a valid maintenance contract can access the ATDI cartographic library free of charge.

In addition, HTZ features an import function to allow users to import their own map data, which can be converted directly into the software. Results from the software can be exported and overlayed in Google maps. HTZ also supports maps from the MaXar portfolio. These raw satellite images are used to create high-resolution datasets, which are available on request. For an annual subscription, users can access the latest maps directly through HTZ.

Check out the map data from our in-house library. Users can access these royalty-free datasets with a valid maintenance contract. All datasets are in ATDI's proprietary format.


Benefits

HTZ features a comprehensive map data toolkit for the production and manipulation of cartographic data from diverse sources including satellite images, aerial photographs and paper maps. Data produced are compatible with HTZ Warfare and HTZ Communications.

ATDI offers an online portal to allow users to identify and download pre-converted royalty-free maps. To view available map data for your area of interest, click here. Users with a valid maintenance contract who wish to download map data should log in via our CRM.

MaXar - 3D representation of Arc de Triumph, Paris 3D 1m resolution MaXar data 3D 1m resolution MaXar Data for SFAX

Sample of high-resolution MaXar maps from Paris, France and Sfax, Tunisia.

Features

HTZ Communications features a GIS engine that converts the GIS data from formats like .TIFF, ASCII Grid, and .SHP files into ATDI formats, allowing the easy and efficient use of the data.

The GIS engine creates high-resolution building layers using DTM heights. These are based on the correlation between the digital surface model (DSM) and the digital terrain model (DTM).

ATDI also categorises clutter into classifications, as outlined below:

Urban areas in large towns/cities with mainly commercial, administrative and office buildings that are densely concentrated. There is little or no open space or vegetation.

Urban areas in large towns/cities with mainly commercial, administrative and office buildings.

Includes all industrial estates and areas of large warehouse type buildings

Small towns and areas of primarily residential buildings in larger towns / cities

Small settlements

Areas in towns/cities primarily used for recreation – e.g. golf courses or sports pitches

Areas of open land

Open areas within towns/cities – includes paved areas but not recreational areas.

Areas of trees

Any type of waterbody (natural or man-made).

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