Coverage Processing

The Coverage Processing solution provides a repeatable business process for the cleaning and simplifying of RF signal strength data. The results can then be shared with your ArcGIS organization and used by sales and customer service to determine signal strength for a location in the service area. Additionally, a public facing application can be configured for customers to learn about coverage in their area.

The model takes in layers of raster engineering data output from various RF planning tools and processes each into a cleaned and smoothed product that will make sense to consumers. The coverage data is clipped at user controlled power levels and areas of insignificant coverage are either removed or merged with other areas of surrounding coverage. A generalization and simplification process is applied before creating a final vector polygon output for use in viewing and locating applications.


Coverage Processing requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • ArcMap (Advanced) 10.2.1
    • Spatial Analyst
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.8
Map service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5 - 10.8
  • Raster with signal strength calculated
  • Basic Viewer (ArcGIS configurable web application template)

What you get

When you download the Coverage Processing model, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Maps and GDBs CoverageProcessing.mxd A map document used to create and publish the coverage area.
CoverageProcessing.gdb A sample geodatabase with coverage data to perform the analysis and sample results.
CoverageProcessing.tbx A toolbox with coverage processing geoprocessing models and scripts.
Icons A folder containing icons for the services, maps, and apps.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Coverage Processing.

Date Description
December 2015
  • The Coverage Processing geoprocessing model includes additional parameters to reclassify values and set minimum area to remove features, gaps, and holes.
  • Update to the geoprocessing model to subdivide complex or vertex dense polygon features.
  • Update to the geoprocessing model so that features do not overlap.
  • Ability to handle potential geoprocessing errors associated with deleting features.
March 2014
  • First release of Coverage Processing

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