Mobile InterferenceHunter Help : Introduction and Installation : Loading Maps into MIH
Loading Maps into MIH
Two types of mapping solutions are available using Mobile InterferenceHunter:
OpenStreetMap™ allows offline maps
Google Maps™ and Baidu Maps requires the computer to have an Internet connection
Ready-made maps are available for cities throughout the world on the Anritsu website. Visit and search for Maps. Alternately, you can construct your own maps using the brief instructions provided in the following sections for each mapping solution, or by visiting the map provider’s website for their latest features.
Using OpenStreetMap™
Use the OpenStreetMap web site to create and download your map ( Once on the OpenStreetMap site (see Figure: OpenStreetMap Website):
1. In the search box, located in the upper left, type in the city that you are looking for and click on Go.
2. After you have selected the desired city from the displayed list, you can adjust the zoom level and drag the map to the specific area of interest.
3. Click Export located at the top left corner of the page above the search box.
4. To the left of the screen, below the Export button, click the Overpass API link.
5. The map data will then be downloaded to your PC.
OpenStreetMap Website
6. There are two ways to get the map data into Mobile InterferenceHunter:
Click, drag, and drop the downloaded map file onto the Mobile InterferenceHunter program screen.
The downloaded map cannot be dropped directly on top of a Google/Baidu Map.
Open the downloaded map from the Mobile InterferenceHunter Settings menu as follows:
a. From the main menu, choose:
Settings | Map Source | Open Source Maps (User provided) (see Figure: Map Source - Open Source Maps (User Provided))
b. Browse to your download folder.
c. Select 'OpenStreetMap archive' in the file type drop-down menu.
d. Find the file that you just downloaded and select Open.
When you open the downloaded OpenStreetMap in Mobile InterferenceHunter software, a dialog box prompts you to enter the city and country. Then, the map is converted to the Mobile InterferenceHunter format and opened in the software. The converted files are saved so that when you open that location in the future, no additional formatting is needed.
Map Source - Open Source Maps (User Provided)
To open existing maps, navigate to the directory on your tablet/laptop where the maps are stored and open any SHP file for your map (see Figure: Open Source Maps where 'roads.shp' is highlighted in yellow for illustration). InterferenceHunter will use all of the map files in the directory for the various map layers.
Open Source Maps
Using Google/Baidu Maps
Using Google/Baidu maps requires an Internet connection for the duration of the interference hunt. A USB modem can be used with the laptop/tablet if your device does not have an integrated radio.
Ensure that the USB modem’s radio signal is not interfering with the signal you are trying to find.
Navigate to Settings | Map Source | Google Maps or Baidu Maps (see Figure: Map Source - Google/Baidu Maps). The Google/Baidu map is then automatically displayed.
Map Source - Google/Baidu Maps