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Dynamic Mobile Coverage Maps during Natural Disasters


Context and issues

Natural disasters can damage telecommunication infrastructure and in turn affect communication which is a key element of first response. Our clients needed a system that, based on the geolocation of the event and technical information, is able to identify quickly how it affected connectivity. This entails processing large of large amount of data in near real-time to allow for efficient, real-time disaster response.


Masae developed a near real time back-end service to compute and update live mobile coverage maps for the ITU Disaster Connectivity Maps service accessible online (see

Tonga was the first ‘live’ event processed, with recent events (Fiji, St Vincent,… ) being ‘back-filled’.


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