Data Insights: Telecommunication Masts Data
LandHawk has recently added a wealth of additional telecommunications masts data. This will be of particular interest to those working in the wind energy industry as turbines can interfere with communication signals. Telecommunications masts also have the potential to affect the efficiency of the turbine itself, so for anyone planning a wind energy project this data is invaluable.
WHAT DATASETS HAVE BEEN ADDED?
• AM Radio Masts – AM Radio mast locations from Ofcom (Total: 171)
• DAB Radio Masts – DAB mast locations from Ofcom (Total: 1206)
• Digital TV Masts (Digital Service Operators) – Digital TV mast locations from Ofcom for Digital Service Operators (Total: 1159)
• Digital TV Masts (Non Digital Service Operators) – Digital TV mast locations from Ofcom for Non-Digital Service Operators (private providers) (Total: 94)
• VHF Radio Masts – VHF mast locations from Ofcom for Digital Service Operators (Total: 2098)
• Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Masts – Wireless internet mast locations from Ofcom (Total: 9399)
• Wireless Telegraphy Register – All other types of masts data from Ofcom including space, maritime, aeronautical and other masts which may be of interest (Total: 209594)
WHY HAVE THESE DATA BEEN ADDED?
This dataset is an especially valuable tool in the identification and analysis of potential development land for wind farms. With many LandHawk users pursuing renewable energy projects, the telecommunications data will provide you with important information to better inform the site suitability decision-making process.
In addition, these data are traditionally hard to locate in one place, with information coming from a range of different sources. By collating the data and making them easily accessible via LandHawk’s SiteFinder, we’re providing an important resource that can help you avoid mistakes that otherwise only become apparent much further down the line.
Finally, the data can be an important contributor to the creation of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), reducing the need to bring in telecommunications expertise at these early exploratory stages.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Whilst any LandHawk user can access the data, it will be of particular interest to:
Renewable Energy Companies as well as other land developers and owners where these masts may intersect.
HOW OFTEN IS THE DATA UPDATED?
Our telecommunications masts data are updated on LandHawk monthly.
To learn more about how this data was created, or to explore how we might create bespoke geospatial datasets for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org