Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Whitespace on Google Maps

Yesterday Google unveiled its white space spectrum database, which is cataloguing the unused space between television channels. By cataloguing the white space spectrum Google hopes that more of the spectrum can be made available to the public for broadband access.

The Google Spectrum Database includes a Google Map that allows users to see what channels are available for TV WS usage at specific locations. Users can search an address, or a latitude and longitude of a location, and then click on the "search" button to view a table showing how many channels and how much spectrum is available at their location.

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