Demand for low-cost high-resolution map data is on the up.  Users want access to royalty-free datasets to support existing networks and technologies and the exponential growth in markets such as 5G. These services require higher resolution datasets which can be expensive and sometimes difficult to source.

ATDI offers high-resolution terrain elevation and clutter maps for most countries across the World. These maps use geodetic projection ETRS89. The terrain and clutter layer files have root extensions RGE and RSO. The ATDI suite of tools accepts this file format, alongside the more familiar formats GEO and SOL.

HTZ also features an export function that overlays coverage results from HTZ onto Google Earth maps.

Check out the map data from our in-house library. Users can access these royalty-free datasets with a valid maintenance contract. All datasets are in ATDI’s proprietary format.


HTZ features a comprehensive map data toolkit for the production and manipulation of cartographic data from diverse sources including satellite images, aerial photographs and paper maps. Data produced are compatible with HTZ Warfare and HTZ Communications.


ATDI offers an online portal to allow users to identify and download pre-converted free-source maps. To view available map data for your area of interest, click here. Users with a valid maintenance contract who wish to download map data should log via our CRM.



HTZ communications feature a GIS engine that converts the GIS data from formats such as .TIFF, ASCII Grid, and .SHP files into ATDI formats, allowing the easy and efficient use of the data.

The  GIS engine is able to create high-resolution building layers using DTM heights. This is based on the correlation between the digital surface model (DSM) and the digital terrain model (DTM).

ATDI also categorises clutter into classifications, as outlined below:

1 Dense urban

Urban areas in large towns/cities with mainly commercial, administrative and office buildings that are densely concentrated. There is little or no open space or vegetation.

2 Urban

Urban areas in large towns/cities with mainly commercial, administrative and office buildings.

3 Industrial

Includes all industrial estates and areas of large warehouse type buildings

4 Surburban

Small towns and areas of primarily residential buildings in larger towns / cities

5 Villages

Small settlements

6 Parks/Recreation

Areas in towns/cities primarily used for recreation – e.g. golf courses or sports pitches

7 Open

Areas of open land

8 Open in urban

Open areas within towns/cities – includes paved areas but not recreational areas.

9 Forest

Areas of trees

10 Water

Any type of waterbody (natural or man-made).


HTZ WebView

Sharing coverage results to internal/external users

HTZ Warfare

Modelling all radio communications technologies between 8KHz and 1THz

HTZ Communications

Modelling all radio communications technologies between 10KHz and 350GHz


Combining Medium & High-resolution maps into one layer

This video illustrates how to combine medium and high-resolution maps into one project. The tutorial walks through the mapping process in HTZ for use in projects. The two (or more) levels of map data create a harmonised resolution for use directly in the software.

Webinar: 3D cartography and propagation raytracing

Watch our latest webinar on 3D map data for accurate 5G network planning and propagation analysis. Learn more about MIMO antenna and beamforming in HTZ and walk thru a 5G coverage study using different ray tracing functions.

MW links -v- flight altitude analysis

HTZ analyses the impacted by flight paths on microwave link paths in and around an airport. This study looked at the viability of predefined microwave links and the potential intersections between the Fresnel zone for each beam and the flight paths.

Webinar: 5G – features & functions in HTZ

HTZ supports emerging technologies like 5G. This webinar gives an overview of the features and functions available. For more information visit our product page.