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How to Control using Voice Commands

Select the microphone icon, or press CTRL+Space Bar (with your mouse cursor in the input field) and speak your command. Refer to Examples for things you can say or type.  Pay attention to Keywords that start sentences.

How to Control the 2D Map

Navigate the standard map (2D) effortlessly by clicking and dragging, and use scroll or pinch gestures to zoom in or out. The following instructions are for mouse or touch controls:

Mouse Touch
Pan view
Left click + drag
Pan view
One finger drag
Zoom view
Mouse wheel scroll or use +/- buttons
(mouse scroll is disabled by default – click anywhere on the map or the zoom icons to enable scroll)
Zoom view
Two finger pinch


How to Control the 3D map

Interact with the 3D map (Cesium) by panning, zooming and rotating.  The following instructions are for mouse or touch controls:

Mouse Touch
Pan view
Left click + drag
Pan view
One finger drag
Zoom view
Right click + drag, or
Mouse wheel scroll
Zoom view
Two finger pinch
Rotate view
CTRL + Left/Right click + drag
Tilt view
Two finger drag, same direction
Rotate view
Two finger drag, opposite direction


Examples to Query for Data Sets

With Visualize, you can turn off AI to search for data by entering an address or lat/long. Or, turn on AI and query for data using natural language. Keywords “Query”, “Show”, “Display” are all used to plot data results on a map. “How many” or “Count” keywords will return the total number of sites matching the query without displaying the results. With AI turned on, try natural language queries like this:

  • Show me sites in Dallas, Texas
  • Show me towers owned by American Tower in Seattle, WA
  • Show me sites that are taller than 100 feet in Florida
  • Display sites that are within 10 miles of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
  • How many sites are within 2 miles of 13185 Davis Road, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Display the Movistar sites in Panama that are 3G
  • Count the LTE sites owned by Vodafone in India

NOTE: Data can also be uploaded to perform multi-ring searches.  Select the Data icon, then choose CSV Upload and follow instructions.

Example Commands to Perform Actions on Data Sets

Once you have a data set in view, the following are example commands to perform action on the data. Refer to Keywords for special words that start sentences. #Numbers refer to the pin numbers of sites in the data set.

  • Zoom into #2 (2D and 3D maps)
  • Focus on the 1st one (2D and 3D maps)
  • Rotate around number 3 (3D maps)
  • Look at #2
  • Info about the 3rd one
  • Contact #1
  • Download this data set
  • Check line of sight from #1 to #2
  • Check route from 1 to 2
  • Check coverage from #2 using 3.5 Ghz
  • Add a radio to Tower #3
  • Add my house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC
    • Check coverage from my house to #2
    • Check los from my house to #1
  • Clear the map
  • Help me
  • View in 3D (block mode)
  • View in Real 3D (photorealistic mode)


Begin your sentence with one of these powerful reserved keywords.  Using keywords results in faster and more accurate responses. 

When a keyword is not used, you can ask the AI literally anything! Really, anything.  Such as “Who are the Internet providers in Miami, Florida?”. 

How many

Retrieving a data set is one of the most important features in Airwaive. While it is possible to turn off AI and search for data given an address, the ability for AI to understand detailed queries makes it easier to get the data that you need.  When in AI mode, there are a number of keywords to use to query for data.  See the examples tab to understand potential queries using these keywords.


Info, or Information, is used in combination with the number of a pin in a data set to retrieve additional information about the site.


Look is used in combination with the number of a pin in a data set to see imagery of the site.


Focus is used in combination with the number of a pin to quickly center the map on the building or property you’re interested in.


Zoom is used in combination with the number of a pin to quickly zoom to the location on the map.


Rotate is used in combination with the number of the pin to rotate around the building or structure to view it from different angles in 3D mode.


Contact is used in combination with the number of a pin in a data set to find contact information for the site owner (if it exists).


Check is combined with secondary keywords:

  • Check coverage from #1 using 3.5 Ghz (for coverage)
  • Check line of sight from #1 to #2 (for los analysis)
  • Check route from #1 to #2 (for ground distance routing)


Add a location to the map such and reference them later with the “my” word.  For example, “Add my house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC”, and then reference it with other commands like “Check line of sight from my house to #2”.

Add also supports equipment placement.  Use “Add Radio”, “Add Mast” along with a pin number or address to add equipment.  For example, “Add radio to Tower #3”.   


Download all the information about your selection for offline access or further analysis.


Use this command by itself to easily clear your search box and start fresh.


View allows you to change the view type by voice or text input, as an alternative to selecting the view buttons.  You may say:
  • View map 
  • View results
  • View in 3D 
  • View in real 3D


A guide to the icons in the Visualize viewer and their meaning: 


Voice Search
Use voice commands to search for specific locations on the map.
Text Search
Type your commands and press enter (or this icon) to search locations.
Data Set
The icon is green when working on a current data set and red if there is no data set that is loaded. Click on the icon to view your recent data sets.
Full Screen
Expand the map to fullscreen mode for a larger viewing experience.
2D representation of an area on the map.
Get informative text-based answers and responses.
View images to get a visual perspective of the location.
3D Block
Display a simplified 3D representation of buildings and structures without intricate details.
3D Real
Experience a realistic and detailed 3D representation of buildings and structures..
Display the signal coverage area or range on the map for enhanced network analysis.
Line of Sight
Visualize the direct line of sight between buildings for improved spatial analysis.
Place 3D renderings of equipment on towers and rooftops to visualize positioning.
Get information about buildings and structures and filter sites based on type (commercial, residential) and height.

Visualize is a complex application aggregating data into interactive maps and text results, in some cases with many layers.  The following are credits to the data sources and technologies used in Visualize:

Data Sources

Current sources of publicly available data for wireless sites comes from:

  • US sites: FCC Antenna Structure Registry
  • US Internet providers: FCC Broadband 
  • Global sites: OpenCellID

Layers and Integrations

Technology used in Airwaive and their sources:

  • AI Engine: Open AI
  • Maps:
    • 3D Engine: Cesium
    • 3D Blocks Terrain Layer: Bing Maps
    • 3D Real Terrain Layer: Google Photorealism
    • 2D Maps: Open Street Map
    • Street View: Google