Free Neighbors Add-In

The Neighbors Add-In provides the ability to quickly check neighbor adjacency in a map based on a neighbors/adjacency table. This tool is specifically designed to analyze cellular phone communication networks using the sector layers created with the Sectorization Add-In.

An adjacency table contains two fields: a View field and a Neighbor field. The View field references the IDs of the records in the Sectors layer. The Neighbor field contains the IDs of the neighbors to the sector. If a sector has multiple neighbors, the table must contain one record for each neighbor.

To install:*

  1. Download the file neighbors-addin.exe.
  2. Open the file or choose the Run command from the Start menu, and browse to the neighbors-addin.exe file in the folder where you downloaded the file.
  3. Click OK and follow the step-by-step instructions to install the add-in.

*The Neighbors Add-In works only with Maptitude 2017 or higher.

Neighbors Addin for Maptitude

To Use the Neighbors Add-in:

  1. Open a table that defines adjacency. This table must have at least two fields: one with the IDs of each transmitter in your network and one with the IDs of the neighbor transmitter. If a transmitter has more than one neighbor, the table must contain separate records for each neighbor.
  2. Open a map containing a Sectors layer created with the Sectorization Add-In, and make this layer the working layer.
  3. Choose Tools>GIS Developer's Kit>Add-Ins and click on Neighbors to open the Neighbors toolbox.
  4. Choose the field in the sectors layer that contains the transmitter/tower ID from the Layer field drop-down list.
  5. Choose the field that contains the name of the site from the Site Name Field drop-down list.
  6. Choose the name of the adjacency table from the Choose a view drop-down list.
  7. Choose the field in the adjacency table that contains the transmitter/tower IDs from the View Field drop-down list.
  8. Choose the field in the adjacency table that contains the neighbor IDs from the Neighbor field drop-down list.
  9. Click Pointer Button in the Neighbors toolbox, then click on a sector in the map. Maptitude displays all of its neighbors in red, and all other sectors in blue,
  10. Click Close to close the Neighbors dialog box .