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Number of unique data sets: 16795354

Removed data sets: 65459

Contributors: 2482

OpenWLANMap@Android - collect data automatically

Similar to SETI@home now there exists a possibility to support the OpenWLANMap project easily and fully automatically. To do that nothing more has to be done than to install a small App on your own smartphone or tablet. Once it was executed it runs in background and collects data that are useful for extending the projects database and uploads them from time to time. The user itself is credited by points that can be used to show its ranking comparing to other uses that do the same.

But how's that working in detail? The steps you have to do are quite simple:
  1. download our special Android-App here or at FDroid and install it on an Android smarthpone or tablet (also available as minimalistic variant)
  2. start this app; in case you don't have a cheap flatrate for mobile data transfers set the option "Don't access network..." to avoid expensive internet connection attempts via mobile/cellphone network
  3. send this App to the background by pressing the Home-button
  4. take your device with you like you're doing that always
Now all required data (consisting of available WLAN networks and your current geographic position) are collected anonymously and sent to the project from time to time. In case you do not allow automatic network access you should upload the data manually after some time: as soon as you are back home and can access your private WLAN, select the menu item "Upload data" to connect the App with the Internet and the projects database. Then you only have to wait a short time until your rank and score is updated.

You will get one to five points for every WLAN network that is new for the database or for every existing WLAN that has changed its position nameably so that it has to be added to the database again. The exact number of points depends on the measurement quality of that network. WLAN network positions that are already stored in database are used to increase accuracy.

How it works: this App uses GPS to find your current geographic position. In case there is no signal available (may be because you are inside a building or because you currently don't have a GPS fix), OpenWLANMap is used to evaluate your position. This second method of positioning is not available in case network access is not allowed since it requires an Internet connection. That means in this case it might be possible you collect less WLAN-points because you depend on the GPS-based positioning.
The OpenWLANMap@Android-App itself works as ressource-saving as possible. So it wakes up after some seconds to collect the required data for a very short time and to fall asleep fore some more seconds afterwards. During these long times of hibernation nearly no compunting power and therefor nearly no additional battery capacity is used.

As an additional bonus this App offers the possibility to auto-connect to open Freifunk-WLAN networks that are available to the public. As soon as this happened all data are transferred via this network, so this function acts as some kind of automatic internet connection which does not cost you any fees for the data transfer. This option can be enabled within the preferences.
ATTENTION: this function should be enabled only in case your device is secured so that no private data are sent unencrypted! There is the possibility somebody created such an open WLAN as some kind of trap to attack your device or to grab your personal data. But if you protect your device, this function is a nice possibility to have automatic access to public networks and to the internet.

Top list of users and teams active during last 40 days:
RankPoints on last uploadTag
1.333418tobixen
2.301116Micky
3.282036trackit
4.218162PE1RXQ
5.196276Doc
6.174182wmwm
7.172227hko
8.168915rubberduckweb
9.167244TopAssis
10.152383
11.150716fiveoclock
12.144561kb3ien
13.141510LUGS
14.137307maq
15.130950
16.128867SuixoFR
17.123103erzbengel
18.115533gaya
19.115110Featherdale
20.113117Emploi
21.110263buckelradler
22.109336Musiklinjenml
23.104335
24.98806lesley
25.98583javitronz@
26.93727Sambill.de
27.89096sli
28.85623Mozilla_Location_Ser
29.85427
30.80375Micha
31.79406radoka
32.79394fenan
33.76090matija
34.74607ktl
35.67680zuzzurro
36.67486
37.66016TVirtanen
38.65896Wutzofant
39.65455gaya
40.63709zuzzurro
41.61925Fre
42.58753Dade
43.58292
44.58210Russia
45.57961sbm
46.51442
47.50715oliver
48.50334
49.49426www.folgorante.net
50.42083
51.40360
52.39518
53.37516Lori_Jackrabbit
54.37512hanssolon
55.37356Leipzig
56.37073Skjerv°y
57.36036DJaeger
58.32557taranarmo
59.32050esja
60.29199js
61.28776merlin65537
62.27159pablopb
63.26279klondike
64.25700Mimir
65.25125Erlangen
66.24152limago
67.24142
68.22549snow21
69.22401cryptobitch
70.21755
71.21603DrAgile
72.21424moza
73.21393wagmic
74.21276adriank
75.21245Jockel
76.20439
77.20192mpi
78.19479GRISuSI
79.19091BAL
80.18483tubeli
81.18142
82.17860GS-alk
83.17702
84.16649Lucia
85.16489
86.16391aka47
87.16287Crowdsourcing
88.16101kevinquiatkowski.de
89.14900yvit
90.14822Komzpa
91.14473
92.14400gotha
93.142343Fingersalut
94.13946smoe
95.13691ways
96.13547RubberJackal
97.13455NLS
98.13315uniras
99.13239www.shareAir.net
100.13234Phrost
101.13199Bobkatze
102.13153bewusstseinsbeweger
103.12900
104.12758CaptainSlackbladder
105.12662Pethronella99
106.12597
107.12274n2j3
108.11481razvanvg
109.11466
110.11456
111.11063[G00F]
112.10998hosgar
113.10802zobi8225
114.10798
115.10773Ereignishorizont
116.10074Scanner0815
117.10054
118.10013BerndLiefert
119.9969
120.9835Osterhase
121.9720kitsis
122.9379Zorak
123.9176versat
124.8560
125.8495
126.8363JMC
127.8185Tasman
128.8175dogecoin4lyfe
129.7802
130.7778TopAssis
131.7391Xrgwt
132.7375Kara_HL
133.7266Helping
134.7232
135.7133
136.7120
137.7096
138.7052RedIceCreations.com
139.7046
140.6944ahtnos
141.6828startpage.com
142.6690
143.6673
144.6670Skjerv°y
145.6630
146.6425SuixoFR
147.5905Bńrliner
148.5824
149.5533Ajsrzombie
150.5386
151.5071oedoen
152.5032
153.5003
154.4646
155.4161
156.4119
157.3905cccccc
158.3744nazzag
159.3724Winston
160.3686hosgar
161.3638
162.3586Uvok
163.3484juanda
164.3437
165.3299christopheraue
166.3216
167.3153Verrukta
168.3076
169.3012
170.2933tmjb
171.2918
172.2885varlet
173.2871
174.2822efraim
175.2769
176.2709
177.2691manolollr
178.2630
179.2591
180.2406
181.2389Cerritus
182.2347
183.2332boz
184.2318h3n
185.2315capt
186.2239
187.2238
188.2079
189.2035
190.1982
191.1812
192.1634
193.1592Many-as-One
194.1583
195.1440
196.1432
197.1406
198.1312
199.1281
200.1279
201.1272nett
202.1263
203.1262
204.1257bionictrip
205.1225
206.1218Phero
207.1215
208.1180
209.1178
210.1155MissParker
211.1153
212.1153
213.1141
214.1141
215.1125
216.1085
217.1006
218.9771567345898
219.936
220.930
221.888WarKinGTom
222.872
223.833
224.794
225.783Johnoo
226.667
227.623
228.622biji
229.615
230.615
231.564xdoo
232.542
233.481
234.454
235.449
236.447
237.446hhhm
238.442
239.424
240.421
241.414esmog
242.374
243.348
244.343
245.326
246.294
247.283
248.277
249.276
250.257
251.257
252.246Tereay
253.242
254.230Th33nd
255.227
256.100BerndLiefert
257.86
258.72
259.43ncsrd
260.36

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.316157Micky2158078
2.289378Skjerv°y932153
3.282448gaya394149
4.262433Oegleaeg552486
5.234751aNeutrino2117375
6.197482Doc298741
7.191082rubberduckweb447770
8.183684NLS291842
9.159420LUGS279710
10.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
11.139818maq269909
12.135292SuixoFR267646
13.131389zuzzurro265694
14.113582Musiklinjenml337860
15.90627divan245313
16.72569324189
17.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
18.65307Messerjocke232653
19.42309vrfy221154
20.37615kevinquiatkowski.de218807
21.37537218768
22.31884Erlangen215942
23.30350hosgar310116
24.28025ravel214012
25.27441Mojito213720
26.22268211134
27.22183joelmx211091
28.17144ways44286
29.1523027615
30.1284326421
31.12178capapie26089
32.11218Saspiron25609
33.10489InTheMorning25244
34.104610xbad1dea25230
35.945924729
36.9428montbeliard24714
37.8885TopAssis24442
38.680423402
39.6021Bńrliner23010
40.6002MightyTree23001
41.5847hhm22923
42.447422237
43.4385WebCD22192
44.423522117
45.404822024
46.3706SUPI21853
47.3475blut21737
48.253421267
49.17732886
50.13692684
51.1042igor2521
52.708icebear742354


Privacy: This App requires the following privileges:
  • Own Location - exact GPS location for evaluating current position
  • Network communication - unlimited Internet access to send data, to download the current map and - in case this option is enabled - to evaluate the position by using OpenWLANMap in case GPS is not available (for an example inside of buildings)
  • System-Tools - deactivate Stand-By-mode so that tablets don't fall asleep and stop scanning; change WLAN state to stay at least in scan mode and to search for existing WLANs while consuming as less power as possible; start after bootup automatically - in case this option is enabled within the preferences
  • Change contents of SD-card - to save own overview map and to cache map tile data
This App evaluates and stores exact position information. This position is evaluted either via GPS anonymously or by using the OpenWLANMap project. During position evaluation no data are submitted which would give the possibility to identify a user in any way. The position information are stored in a way that gives not the possibility to create motion profiles for a user. But because of the nature and structure of the created data it would be possible to generate whereabout-profiles for a user. But these profiles could not contain any personal data nor exact information about the time somebody was at a specific position. An assignment to a specific user of this App is done only to let that user take part at the contest and for a listing within the ranking (the top list). Users of this App are stored anonymously and by using a continuous number only, there is no possibility for the OpenWLANMap project to have a namably known user just based on the data that are collected by this App.