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Number of unique data sets: 16250070

Removed data sets: 59524

Contributors: 2414

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
1.323137tobixen
2.293604Micky
3.266024trackit
4.192420PE1RXQ
5.192250Doc
6.170229NLS
7.163840rubberduckweb
8.160022wmwm
9.154315CaptSalty
10.151739
11.151693TopAssis
12.151282hko
13.149927fiveoclock
14.144561kb3ien
15.130950
16.124786LUGS
17.120055maq
18.113848erzbengel
19.108947Emploi
20.107670gaya
21.106152Featherdale
22.104661buckelradler
23.102475Musiklinjenml
24.99822
25.98065javitronz@
26.94415lesley
27.79392Sambill.de
28.79315
29.78406Micha
30.78077radoka
31.75103sli
32.74607ktl
33.72669matija
34.71421fenan
35.64453TVirtanen
36.63669zuzzurro
37.63195
38.62916efraim
39.57464Wutzofant
40.57173zuzzurro
41.54634MelbourneHeart
42.50715oliver
43.50561sbm
44.49426www.folgorante.net
45.48710
46.48138
47.47455Russia
48.47228
49.40945
50.39387
51.39052
52.38794
53.36832
54.36311
55.36280Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
56.36261Skjerv°y
57.36006n00bje
58.35960Lori_Jackrabbit
59.29528DJaeger
60.29195esja
61.28540www.piratenpartei.de
62.27636merlin65537
63.27461taranarmo
64.27123Leipzig
65.26257
66.25909klondike
67.25698Mimir
68.25223js
69.24539Erlangen
70.24142
71.22549snow21
72.21949cryptobitch
73.21514kevinquiatkowski.de
74.21424moza
75.21381
76.21360limago
77.21196Jockel
78.20776DrAgile
79.20439
80.20065mpi
81.18567BAL
82.18483tubeli
83.18483GRISuSI
84.18124adriank
85.18087Dude.
86.17768
87.17702
88.17295
89.17015
90.16423Lucia
91.15780kevinquiatkowski.de
92.15494GS-alk
93.15412
94.14642yvit
95.13455NLS
96.134393Fingersalut
97.13315uniras
98.13199Bobkatze
99.13181
100.13153bewusstseinsbeweger
101.13079aka47
102.12545www.shareAir.net
103.12048
104.11977ways
105.11960baud
106.11783
107.11456
108.11304Pethronella99
109.10824RubberJackal
110.10723Ereignishorizont
111.10658Jolting
112.10486Humpfff
113.10074Scanner0815
114.9979
115.9925
116.9541Komzpa
117.9124Zorak
118.9033wagmic
119.8965Osterhase
120.8960
121.8840hosgar
122.8729
123.8206f6
124.8063dogecoin4lyfe
125.8032versat
126.7909
127.7802
128.7701zobi8225
129.7640
130.7616razvanvg
131.7511
132.7270TopAssis
133.7266[G00F]
134.7221Razmous
135.7133
136.7120
137.7069Tasman
138.7052RedIceCreations.com
139.6685GM51B
140.6675
141.6632ILoveMath
142.6597
143.6469Xrgwt
144.6461
145.6293Captain
146.6041
147.5978ahtnos
148.5824
149.5597SuixoFR
150.5583
151.5533Ajsrzombie
152.5491
153.5268
154.5071oedoen
155.5008smielke
156.4956
157.4904
158.4634
159.4477
160.4432
161.4165JMC
162.4161
163.4148
164.3838zielac
165.3814MelbourneCityFC
166.3801
167.3686hosgar
168.3586Uvok
169.3272
170.3223Helping
171.3139
172.3076
173.2898
174.2828
175.2769
176.2766anioD
177.2709
178.2705
179.2676juanda
180.2670varlet
181.2576
182.2538efraim
183.2511Cliff
184.2315capt
185.2294
186.2239
187.2207tmjb
188.2198tapsiturtle
189.2186
190.2029
191.2016
192.1968boz
193.1922
194.1860
195.1812
196.1798iamnottestuser
197.1788FenTheWolf
198.1698Winston
199.1583
200.1507Cerritus
201.1498
202.1468
203.1440
204.1412
205.1281
206.1262
207.1253
208.1251Team.Bremerhaven
209.1250flk23
210.1218Phero
211.1215
212.1213
213.1206
214.1204
215.1200
216.1193$$$
217.1178
218.1159
219.1153
220.1112
221.1107TopAssis
222.1106
223.1085
224.1052
225.930
226.888WarKinGTom
227.822Crowdsourcing
228.794
229.781StephenTCooper/Coop
230.767
231.719
232.710
233.700
234.623
235.615
236.615
237.551
238.542
239.531
240.500
241.484migimedia
242.449
243.447
244.442
245.4401567345898
246.432m86
247.422
248.421
249.372
250.348
251.343
252.333
253.326
254.304
255.294
256.283
257.279QldPol
258.257
259.246Tereay
260.230Th33nd
261.214
262.193esmog
263.145
264.87
265.86
266.72
267.31

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.308645Micky2154322
2.281896Skjerv°y835237
3.262175Oegleaeg552435
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.209130Gaya2104565
6.193456Doc296728
7.185958rubberduckweb446489
8.183684NLS291842
9.167577efraim283788
10.160070TopAssis353356
11.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
12.142696LUGS271348
13.122566maq261283
14.120842zuzzurro260421
15.106721Musiklinjenml335573
16.82654divan241327
17.72569324189
18.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
19.64437Messerjocke232218
20.42309vrfy221154
21.37537218768
22.37294kevinquiatkowski.de218647
23.31298Erlangen215649
24.28192hosgar39397
25.28025ravel214012
26.27441Mojito213720
27.22268211134
28.22183joelmx211091
29.15430ways43857
30.1284326421
31.12178capapie26089
32.11218Saspiron25609
33.1110725553
34.10489InTheMorning25244
35.104610xbad1dea25230
36.945924729
37.9428montbeliard24714
38.680423402
39.6002MightyTree23001
40.5847hhm22923
41.4642Bńrliner22321
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.