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Cell Mapping with DART and Maplink




Now available on USB, Glenn Bard’s presentation on cell detail records mapping using DART and Maplink, recorded on September 23, 2016. These are the two utilities we use to map CDRs, and Glenn demonstrates the capabilities of each.

For years many agencies have relied upon Microsoft Streets and Trips® for their cell phone mapping software. Microsoft Streets and Trips® was a reliable and inexpensive tool, but unfortunately it has reached “End of Life”, and there hasn’t been an updated version since 2013. Many agencies have contacted PATCtech asking us for a recommendation for a replacement, and we set out to find a solution. After testing several different tools, we have found two tools, MapLink® and D.A.R.T.® as our replacements for the classroom and for our cases as well.

MapLink® is a utility that allows for mapping of individual towers, or importing the entire Call Detail Record at once. Additionally, it can add ranges, azimuths and beam widths without the need of having a protractor or any other software. It also allows the user to choose between several different map options.

D.A.R.T.® is a utility that has similar functionalities to MapLink.® when it comes to mapping, to include importing records, mapping individual towers, and even adding sectors, beam widths and ranges. But D.A.R.T.® also has many more capabilities, including SQLite Viewer, Plist Viewer, SIM extractions, and even forensic analysis of handsets.

These presentations will introduce the attendee to the many uses of MapLink® and D.A.R.T.®, including how to map cellular towers and locations, and how to use the utilities as replacements for Streets and Trips.

Each USB drive will include two versions of the video recordings of the webinar sessions: a high-quality .arf file (the install file for the utility needed to play this file format is also included), as well as an .mp4 version which can be viewed using most standard video players and mobile devices. Additionally, all of the course materials from Glenn’s live session will be provided, including PPT and PDF versions of his presentation. Purchasers will be eligible to register on our training portal to print a certificate of attendance for the training.

Plus, a 45-day, fully functional demo of D.A.R.T.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one person will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance for each USB purchased. Following submission of an order, the person who purchased the USB will receive an email asking him or her for the name and email address of the person who should be registered for the course on the PATCtech testing portal. Once that individual has completed the training on the USB, he or she will already be enrolled in this webinar’s testing page, and can take a short content-based quiz and print a certificate of attendance for the training.