The Population Distribution Model serves as a crucial dataset for deploying, planning, and optimizing networks. It offers a comprehensive representation of land use and density ratios across diverse urban and city classes.

Key Applications include:

  • Assessing market potential and prioritizing new deployments
  • Defining coverage for strategic customers or critical areas
  • Demonstrating spectrum conditions achieved through population coverage
  • Conducting capacity simulations for planned network infrastructure
  • Determining network priorities
  • Establishing a nominal infrastructure budget

Population Maps are provided at the same resolution as your project, allowing for detailed processing of population distribution values ranging from nationwide areas to individual cities, with resolutions from 2m to 20m.

Data Sources include:

  • Land Use Model (Clutter)
  • Administrative Division Data
  • Population Census Data

Factors considered for Population Map production include:

  • Industrial zones: factories, plants, and ports
  • Large office complexes and buildings
  • Universities and colleges
  • Villages distant from towns, cities, and industrial zones
  • Suburb zones of large cities
  • Roads, weighted by distance from major roads
  • Traffic flow

Population Maps can be delivered separately or as part of other mapping products, including Regional Models, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D Models, compatible with any RF planning tools and GIS formats.


  • BANGLADESH: 10m resolution Night PopMap based on 2022 census results and 5-level administrative division
  • MALAYSIA: 20m resolution Day and Night PopMaps based on 2021-2023 census results and 5-level administrative division

The Day Population Map (Dynamic Model) provides density ratios between urban classes considering activity levels in urban, commercial, and industrial areas. It reflects people’s movements during an average business day and represents the maximum expected overall population density by cell in the daytime.

The Night Population Map (Static Model) offers density ratios between urban classes based on residential areas identified in census information. It utilizes two input layers for the Population Distribution Model: clutter or land use models related to populated areas and experimentally obtained coefficients assigning population density proportions for different clutter classes.

Both PopMaps for the mentioned countries were produced in raster and vector formats, accompanied by detailed administrative boundaries.

Data samples for testing are available upon request.

For more information, please contact us and describe your project requirements.

Additionally, more details about our RF-maps for Malaysia telecom can be found in our downloadable presentation