CloudRF has 3 types of clutter data to improve the accuracy of your planning. You can define your own DIY clutter, activate global landcover or benefit from the laser accuracy of LIDAR surface models which includes trees.
To upload or define your own clutter, click the database icon in the Model > My Clutter setting. This will launch a map with options for several basic clutter types with varying levels of signal density from large buildings to deciduous forests.
On the map there are polygon and line tools which you can use to draw clutter. Click to mark the points then click 'Finish' to save the clutter. Your clutter is now ready to use once you enable 'My clutter'.
The height of the clutter can be defined here also. Each clutter item can have a different height so you could have a 8m building adjacent to a 20m building for example.
You can also upload a KML polygon file with heights defined. If not heights are defined then a default of 8m will be applied to all points.
The 2012 landcover clutter has 17 bands representing different obstacle heights (Trees, Vegetation). These can be enabled to enhance the accuracy of the digital terrain but are fairly coarse making them suitable only for wide area broadcasting.
LIDAR data is the highest accuracy data available and is enabled as an option for expert users. Models for cities and rural areas alike are uploaded to the system on request as tiles and allow a clutter accuracy of up to 2m. This typically includes trees and buildings.
The map of LIDAR coverage is here: https://cloudrf.com/API/terrain/
To add LIDAR please complete this form.
The following places have LIDAR coverage in CloudRF, typically by customer request:
Salt Lake City
Australia / NZ
New Zealand (DTM)