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Screen shot of WDBC in MAPS toolThe NPR Labs Mapping And Population System provides terrain-sensitive coverage maps for reception of all public radio and television stations in the U.S. The maps are designed to guide station- planning efforts to improve reception and develop new services, including new FM and TV stations and translators, as well as HD radio and mobile TV.

Stations appear as icons in the mapping window. All viewable public stations are listed to the left of the map, where icons representing the available coverage overlays reside next to each call sign. 

Clicking on a call sign in the list or directly on a station icon in the map will open an information bubble with additional station information. 

Above the map, users can click tabs for each of the coverage modes available.  The demographics tab will provide information about the population covered by each station.  Users can use the search bar at any time to search for a call sign, city, address or coordinates.


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