CloudRF offers most of the features of traditional premium desktop planning software with a few major differences:
1) No installation - everything is server based
2) No expensive license purchase - uses open source software
3) Clean and intuitive interfaces - simple and to the point
CloudRF is the work of Alex Farrant, a Telecommunications Engineer who likes disruptive technology. It's powered by an open source program derived from SPLAT! created by John Magliacane and uses terrain data from the NASA 2000 Space shuttle mission enriched with high latitude tiles by Jonathan De Ferranti. CloudRF is a trading name of Farrant Consulting Ltd, a UK registered company.
The service is powered by dedicated 64 bit Linux servers running open source planning software. All calculations take place on the server and completed layers are stored afterwards for recovery by users or can be linked in to blogs or projects.
CloudRF uses a mixture of open and non-open source software, separated by intermediate protocols. The source code for the open source packages can be viewed and copied where available or in the src folder at http://m.cloudrf.com/src.