Cavell Mertz and Associates, Inc. has been providing the widely used online database services of FCCInfo.com for more than 8 years. They have now merged FCCInfo’s databases with the extensive mapping capabilities of Google Earth to display the FCC’s most up-to-date broadcast, microwave, and tower structure databases in a readily understood visual form. Using the 3D building and terrain features of Google Earth allows tower heights and microwave paths to be displayed in a unique perspective not freely available anywhere else in the web.
Clicking on any station’s balloon displays additional details such as channel and owner and also provides additional links to FCCInfo.com. To access these new features, follow the Google Earth link on www.FCCInfo.com. A free version of Google Earth is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux by visiting googleearth.com.