Does anyone know of any complete database of cell tower locations with the following information?

Lat, long of cell tower
Signal strength

I have checked out the data from Open Cell ID, RadioCell, and Mylnikov and they seem to be incomplete. Some lat-long is randomly placed on an empty open field. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Hi and welcome to the Open Data SE. Can you be a bit more clear and specify a region that you're interested in? Jan 25, 2019 at 18:43
  • I am looking to map all cell towers across the US in all the states.
    – Stella
    Jan 25, 2019 at 18:59
  • Many cell towers actually are in the middle of otherwise empty fields. Perhaps you're looking at old imagery, from before the cell towers were built.
    – csk
    Mar 21, 2019 at 20:44

4 Answers 4


it's not the US, but maybe interesting for others:

Switzerland (official) cellular data/maps

GSM: https://data.geo.admin.ch/ch.bakom.mobil-antennenstandorte-gsm/

LTE: https://data.geo.admin.ch/ch.bakom.mobil-antennenstandorte-lte/

UMTS: https://data.geo.admin.ch/ch.bakom.mobil-antennenstandorte-umts/

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You can try search in gsm coverage maps, some ones has maps, but you can try fetch kml data


You may be able to get tower locations from OSM


See this answer about downloading bulk files (entire US) and then filtering for specific tags (for example, communication=mobile_phone)

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