October App Updates!

You asked – we listened!  With the change of month comes a sea of FiberLocator improvements!  These changes have been made based on the invaluable feedback we’ve received from our users over the last few months:

Lit buildings

Now you can see which carriers have lit buildings on your map view.  Instead of clicking one-by-one on each lit building icon on your map to see if a carrier is lit within a nearby building, you can quickly determine that on your “My Workspace Panel”.

  1. Enter and submit your location of interest in the search bar
  2. Check off  “Lit Buildings/Data Centers” from the “Available Data Sets” section
  3. Scroll down to the “Map Data in View” section and underneath “Lit Buildings”, there is a new orange-highlighted line of text called “Carriers in View”.  Click on the right-facing arrow to the left of this line of text.  As long as there is at least one lit building on your map pane, the carriers that have a presence in those buildings will appear on the list below “Carriers in View”.*  


*Note that if there are over 10,000 lit buildings popping up within your map view, you will receive an error message saying that you need to zoom in.  Once the number of lit buildings appearing on your map goes below 10,000, the carriers in view will start populating.over-10000-buildings-error-message

CSV Batch Upload Tool

Latitude/Longitude feature

Now you can upload latitude and longitude coordinates in lieu of a street address into the CSV batch upload tool.  Providing the lat/long coordinates actually renders your fiber distance results faster.  

Separated Address

If you are uploading a list of street addresses to the CSV batch upload tool, you have the option to choose whether you would like your resulting addresses to appear as one full address in one column (|street, city, state, zip|), or if you’d prefer to have each address field separated out by column (street | city | state| zip).  *Please note that you do not have this option when you are uploading lat/long coordinates.


Numbered batch results

When you select “Show Addresses on Map,” the markets will now appear green to differentiate them from the single search blue address markers.  They will also be numbered corresponding with the row number from the CSV results.  Now both results can be used in conjunction to fully maximize your experience with this feature.  


numbered-batch-results-final  batch-addresses


Printed batch results

Now you can create PDF or PNG maps displaying your batch upload markers using the print function.

Increased batch upload capacity

After 7:00 p.m. EST, you can now upload up to 10,000 addresses at a time, opposed to 200.

Carriers auto-populate on your Map Data in View

Now, when you check off metro or long haul networks under Available Data Sets, the specific metro or long haul carriers will auto-populate on your My Workspace Panel under Map Data in View.  You no longer need to scroll down and manually expand the Metro Networks selection, for example, to see which carriers appear on your screen. This operates the same way if you choose to select a specific carrier up top – they will automatically appear listed at the bottom of your panel.


Scale Tool

FiberLocator now has a measurement tool in the upper right corner of your map pane.  This tool shows distance to scale and self-adjusts based on how zoomed in or out you are from your map.


Have other ideas of what data sets, features or functions you’d like to be able to have in FiberLocator?  Let us know!  Fill out our new user feedback survey and receive a $10 Starbucks giftcard!

“Using the FiberLocator application has now become an integral part of our network design process and has been a key resource we use to quickly identify existing metro dark fiber. Beyond the point of identification, their fiber brokerage services team…

Vince Aragona, Engineering & Network Implementation
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