Determination of a cell tower site location to be established in Perlis by using spatial analyst / Hasmida Muhamad

Muhamad, Hasmida (2021) Determination of a cell tower site location to be established in Perlis by using spatial analyst / Hasmida Muhamad. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis.


The advent of wireless networking is changing our lives drastically. Mobile telecommunications emerged as a technical breakthrough enabling access to personal and other resources, computers, computing, and connectivity, through effortless plug-in and play, at any location and at any time. The development of wireless mobile networks also requires transmission availability, collection of routing systems, and the best site for cells towers. This research aims to determine the best cell tower site by using Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial analyst as a tool. The application of the distribution could be achieved by applying the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) to the picture of the region that has to be covered by three other parameters which is the location of existing tower, road network and towns. This research applied the technique of spatial association rules on the parameters to select the best location for the cell tower placement. From that the plan would attempt to reduce the number of towers built, make the position of the tower feasible, and provide maximum coverage of the area. The result of this study is a weighted map that shows five different suitability for a new cell towers sites around the study area. This map can be used by any Telecommunication company in Malaysia such as Celcom, Digi, Maxis and etc to locate the most suitable location for a new telecommunication tower.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Muhamad, Hasmida
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Geographic information systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Science and Geomatics
Keywords: Determination ; Cell Tower Site Location ; Established ; Spatial Analyst
Date: 19 March 2021
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