Clutter

CloudRF has 3 types of global clutter data to improve the accuracy of your planning.
You can enable random clutter everywhere, upload your own 'point clutter' or enable Global landcover.

Point clutter

To enhance the terrain data with man made obstacles such as buildings and wind turbines there are two clutter layer options available. You can either choose to simulate random clutter at a set height eg. 8m for houses in a suburban area, or upload your own defined 'precision' clutter as a KML layer (Polygon,Polyline,Points all ok). Once loaded you can use the precise clutter by selecting 'Own clutter' in the interface.

Landcover clutter

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

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.