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Number of unique data sets: 15017526

Removed data sets: 47728

Contributors: 2270

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 in Google Playstore 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
1.281039Micky
2.278956tobixen
3.249683trackit
4.178399Doc
5.167424NLS
6.152983CaptSalty
7.147084
8.146583fiveoclock
9.139099PE1RXQ
10.134803rubberduckweb
11.130917wmwm
12.126960
13.123412hko
14.122917SuixoFR
15.116507TopAssis
16.107343erzbengel
17.106881kb3ien
18.104031Emploi
19.100153razvanvg
20.92950javitronz@
21.90353buckelradler
22.89455
23.88170lesley
24.87713Featherdale
25.85556Mozilla_Location_Ser
26.84380LUGS
27.83958Musiklinjenml
28.78415
29.75306Micha
30.71347radoka
31.65653matija
32.65307mad3097
33.63519Sambill.de
34.63471zuzzurro
35.61242ktl
36.60746Walker997
37.60312
38.60170TVirtanen
39.59214Fre
40.58258Dade
41.52667MelbourneHeart
42.51827JMC
43.50525sli
44.48860fenan
45.48228www.folgorante.net
46.47858
47.46887
48.45901zuzzurro
49.45784oliver
50.45176RealUlli
51.44686
52.40262
53.40196
54.39314Gaya
55.38222Russia
56.37669Wutzofant
57.36789freak3289
58.34683Srdgh
59.33880
60.33585maqist
61.32925OiledAmoeba
62.32578unknown
63.32429hanssolon
64.31730n00bje
65.30767
66.30688flk23
67.29930Lori_Jackrabbit
68.27472www.piratenpartei.de
69.26959taranarmo
70.26817
71.26791
72.25994sbm
73.25941Skjerv°y
74.24502Noname
75.24113klondike
76.23721Mimir
77.22381js
78.22028merlin65537
79.21085
80.20574kevinquiatkowski.de
81.20127
82.19708Jockel
83.19442moza
84.17467tubeli
85.17409mpi
86.16799
87.16514
88.16498
89.16339
90.16244
91.16155Dude.
92.15799GRISuSI
93.15624kevinquiatkowski.de
94.15527
95.15178Lucia
96.14181
97.13820
98.13401
99.12869esja
100.12583
101.12336bewusstseinsbeweger
102.12229BAL
103.11986www.shareAir.net
104.11736adriank
105.10983cryptobitch
106.10836uniras
107.10737
108.10702Gerrit
109.10600n2j3
110.10568
111.10268EricBlank
112.10227Jolting
113.10211NLS
114.10160baud
115.9871
116.9668
117.9550
118.94753Fingersalut
119.9377Ereignishorizont
120.9277
121.9211
122.8546bdz
123.8389yvit
124.8063hhhm
125.7901f6
126.7754Zorak
127.7747
128.7535Osterhase
129.7237Johnny1984
130.7193Razmous
131.7181RubberJackal
132.6782dogecoin4lyfe
133.6599
134.6409
135.6393Ente
136.6325
137.6084
138.6081limago
139.5977kitsis
140.5858
141.5434lev.freifunk.net
142.5091
143.4835
144.4772
145.4681Zip
146.4581
147.4581RedIceCreations.com
148.4574TopAssis
149.4526Bńrliner
150.4467
151.4160
152.4116OPO
153.3960
154.3895
155.3596
156.3374
157.3366
158.3201
159.3186Daniel
160.3172
161.3110Tasman
162.2995[G00F]
163.2994Deutschpatriot
164.2944
165.2922
166.2775
167.2721semenko
168.2707maniac
169.2674Otti38
170.2667JMC
171.2651
172.2636
173.2597GM51B
174.2550hosgar
175.2542
176.2439
177.2437Krusnik
178.2208
179.2134MelbourneCityFC
180.2062shrimps
181.2001tapsiturtle
182.1920ShortyCGN
183.1893
184.1891
185.1878
186.1864
187.1812Humapper
188.1770
189.1674smielke
190.1654
191.1653
192.1642TheMastermix
193.1508pvlis[666]
194.1460
195.1460
196.1449zielac
197.1391
198.1385Shnissugah
199.1336
200.1266P4lad1n
201.1243
202.1210
203.1177
204.1139
205.1123
206.1099hgfluf
207.1085
208.1041
209.1030Elf111@jabber.ccc
210.996
211.985
212.970
213.968
214.960
215.954
216.924
217.913
218.882rubbergonzo
219.779
220.734
221.733
222.706
223.703
224.679
225.653
226.646
227.638
228.633
229.621
230.569
231.550amilopowers
232.5370xAFFE
233.534
234.528
235.521
236.510
237.473
238.442
239.410
240.400Shnissugah
241.377
242.353kitsisito
243.300
244.296r
245.282
246.273
247.266
248.253
249.246
250.245
251.239
252.197asio
253.190lev.freifunk.net
254.141
255.136
256.116
257.113
258.109
259.106bionictrip
260.82
261.70
262.38
263.21

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.296080Micky2148040
2.271576Skjerv°y833947
3.252247Oegleaeg550449
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.179440Doc289720
6.177635NLS288817
7.155433rubberduckweb438858
8.150665275332
9.140774Gaya270387
10.129639JakJedziesz.pl343213
11.121081TopAssis260540
12.111166hosgar337055
13.109372zuzzurro254686
14.102290LUGS251145
15.88204Musiklinjenml329401
16.72569324189
17.68409Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417102
18.63007Messerjocke231503
19.60093divan230046
20.42309vrfy221154
21.37537218768
22.36198kevinquiatkowski.de218099
23.36081maqist218040
24.30488Erlangen215244
25.28025ravel214012
26.27441Mojito213720
27.22268211134
28.22183joelmx211091
29.14476ways43619
30.1284326421
31.12178capapie26089
32.11218Saspiron25609
33.10489InTheMorning25244
34.104610xbad1dea25230
35.945924729
36.9428montbeliard24714
37.680423402
38.6002MightyTree23001
39.5847hhm22923
40.4642Bńrliner22321
41.447422237
42.4385WebCD22192
43.423522117
44.404822024
45.3706SUPI21853
46.3475blut21737
47.253421267
48.17732886
49.13692684
50.1042igor2521
51.708icebear742354


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.