This webinar package includes both the 5-part Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping series, as well as the Cell Record Mapping with DART webinar, for a total of 13 hours of training.

Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping – RECORDED APRIL, 2020

In this webinar series the attendee will be introduced to the different types of cellular records available from the most popular wireless service providers in America. Each session will cover a different wireless network, and the specific types of data held by that network. Additionally the attendee will be supplied with search warrant language specific for each network and an example from each of the networks covered. Topics covered will range from Lucent® vs Nortel® towers, Operational vs Optimal Beam Width, Non typical tower sectors, First and Last cell sites, RTT / PCMD / NELOS, Burner apps, VOIP, as well as many other topics. In short this series will identify what is available on each network: retention periods, the wording needed to get it, and how to interpret the data. Each day will also include a demonstration of mapping techniques for that day’s provider’s records, utilizing DART/Maplink.

The five sessions will cover the following topics:

Part 1: AT&T®, Cricket® Records

  • Understanding the LAC / CID or eCGI
  • Converting from UTC Time
  • Longitude and Latitude
  • Understanding Call Features
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 2: Verizon® Records

  • First Cell / Last Cell
  • Nortel vs Lucent towers
  • Call Types
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 3: Sprint® Records

  • Identifying the call sector
  • Motorola vs Samsung vs Ericson vs Nortel vs Lucent towers
  • Finding Text messages in the records
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 4: T-Mobile®, MetroPCS® Records

  • Locating the LAC / CID
  • Converting from UTC time
  • Text messages in the records
  • Mapping the accessed tower

Part 5: Other records (Tracfone, Straightalk, US Cellular, Etc) and Burner Apps, VOIP and disposable numbers.

  • What it means that Tracfone is an MVNO
  • Identifying ownership of a prepaid phone
  • Mapping Lucent vs Nortel on US Cell records (Dec vs Hex)
  • How to detect when the call was spoofed
  • Tracking VOIP calls


Cell Record Mapping with DART – RECORDED MARCH, 2019

One of the most important types of evidence widely used by Law Enforcement and Private Investigators are Cellular records. Since these records are so important, it makes sense to have a tool that can accurately and reliably assist with mapping the towers, sectors and possibly even handset location data. One of the tools being trusted to do that mapping is DART® by HTCI.

DART® is a utility that allows for mapping of individual towers, or importing the entire Call Detail Record at once. Additionally, it can add ranges, azimuths and beam widths without the need of having a protractor or any other software. It also allows the user to choose between several different map options. DART® has many more capabilities, including SQLite Viewer, PList Viewer, and much more.

This webinar will introduce the attendee to the many uses of DART®, how to map cellular towers and locations, and how to use the utility as a replacement for Streets and Trips.

  • Mapping individual towers
    • Creating ranges
    • Indicating the azimuths
    • Indicating the beam widths
  • Importing complete records
    • Importing AT&T®, Verizon®, Sprint® and even custom records
    • Creating heat maps for most used towers
  • Using DART® for your cases
    • How to save / load work products
    • Creating a full map series
    • Creating reports
  • Other functions of DART
    • SQL Viewer
    • Plist viewer
    • Other features


Please Note: Following purchase, you will receive an email with a link to the materials for this webinar.  This link will be valid for 5 days, and will allow you to download all the materials.  These will include a high quality version recording of the webinar (along with a player for that video format), a lower quality version of the webinar that can be viewed on nearly any device, a PDF version of the instructor’s presentation and note taking pages, and any other materials supplied by the instructor during the webinar.

The download of this webinar also includes a certificate of attendance for one viewer.  Instructions on how to access the quiz for this webinar and download a certificate will be included in the webinar recording.