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Number of unique data sets: 19987335

Removed data sets: 98131

Contributors: 3166

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 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
1.363828tobixen
2.327837trackit
3.271667PE1RXQ
4.242710TopAssis
5.236658LUGS
6.216652Doc
7.211316wmwm
8.200247vsk
9.188322rubberduckweb
10.155038fiveoclock
11.139150erzbengel
12.135408
13.130667Musiklinjenml
14.128285sli
15.122762Emploi
16.108783lesley
17.103872javitronz@
18.100586
19.100543Hotte
20.94821zuzzurro
21.91950Micha
22.90909
23.88750radoka
24.87235ktl
25.84177sbm
26.77923sim6
27.76971Phrost
28.74778DJaeger
29.69170pigzilla
30.68885Russia
31.66771VirtaNet
32.63647Dade
33.59269mormel
34.56665
35.55839
36.54847MelbourneHeart
37.53563
38.49956capt
39.48705Buggerit!
40.44601madez
41.41443Gaya
42.39165smoe
43.38876k-
44.35572esja
45.34187js
46.34102Eric
47.33040
48.32539JEL
49.30253Mikrobi
50.30083Skjerv°y
51.30009
52.28986adriank
53.28809
54.28506jacobbraeutigam
55.28396Leipzig
56.27857Crowdsourcing
57.27629orbit
58.27570ssam
59.27179yvit
60.26394startpage.com
61.24782kevinquiatkowski.de
62.23892Enoch
63.23547Jockel
64.22937Zero
65.21868MuSeTop5
66.20523martinpoljak
67.19953
68.18934RubberJackal
69.18725
70.18396Dude.
71.18293
72.17537
73.17495Chaosdorf
74.169273Fingersalut
75.16812razvanvg
76.16404tekemk
77.16253
78.15821
79.15713
80.15440PE1RXQ
81.14617dk
82.14555LiNeS
83.14358www.shareAir.net
84.14334
85.14232dogecoin4lyfe
86.13977versat
87.13911jakicoll
88.13653BeSeTop5
89.13573Osterhase
90.13396Featherdale
91.12393Kara_HL
92.11975
93.11757Ereignishorizont
94.11513
95.11406wagmic
96.11301
97.11121Baloo
98.11019VirtaNet.fi
99.10889Tasman
100.10734BikeBikeBike!
101.10508
102.10238fenan
103.10079
104.9920
105.9524
106.9336Komzpa
107.9125
108.9080
109.8593
110.8447MoonlightM
111.8388
112.8329jakicoll
113.8245
114.8223hosgar
115.7761
116.7738
117.7710Buggerit!
118.7686
119.7573
120.7474
121.7337Pethronella99
122.7223SuixoFR
123.7209XcinnaY
124.7123
125.7093
126.6946
127.6933BerndLiefert
128.6561
129.6539kb3ien
130.6372cc
131.6239XcinnaY
132.6204
133.6065biaszek
134.6014manwholikestothink
135.5901
136.5843Trisquel-user
137.5813Baloo
138.5757Finkregh
139.5700
140.5639vellen
141.5582ghost
142.5579
143.5549
144.5543MBeckers
145.5528
146.5499
147.5311Ma_Top5
148.5249
149.5033matija
150.5017Fre
151.5009Senator
152.4864dh6kw
153.4813
154.4679Fre33
155.4649
156.4554
157.4474
158.4458
159.4222Maqist
160.4213paulbsd
161.4108buckelradler
162.4090
163.3952
164.3901Littlejth
165.3760
166.3643
167.3630Danw33
168.3550
169.3538taranarmo
170.3459Buggerit!
171.3362Fre
172.3327buckelradler
173.3234MBeckers
174.3233JMC
175.3205SuixoFR
176.3185Baloo
177.3175
178.3165matija
179.3093Buggerit!
180.3050tobhaeg
181.2962Hallo
182.2902MillionDollarExtreme
183.2888
184.2887
185.2778Zarata
186.2724pablopb
187.2706
188.2673
189.2637
190.2574CentaurusA
191.2573Fluse
192.2562dlahoda
193.2544esperanto
194.2464paulkreuzer
195.2457asbest
196.2445
197.2430
198.2388
199.2337
200.2268
201.2239
202.2227
203.2226
204.2225blueish4
205.2145ugga
206.2109
207.2107hko
208.2054
209.2042
210.2008
211.1997
212.1971MBeckers
213.1932
214.1906hko
215.1882SuixoFR
216.1874
217.1867
218.1844[G00F]
219.1842
220.1841maq
221.1833jakicoll
222.1804BAL
223.1789Nobody
224.1786fab4mazz
225.1732gkaklas
226.1731paulkreuzer
227.1707
228.1691Romist72
229.1690
230.1663benst
231.1662
232.1612Romist72
233.1601Dummy
234.1596
235.1596sa3dany
236.1571
237.1570c4ndy4ndy
238.1554DarkIce
239.1554
240.1516
241.1504
242.1472gkaklas
243.1464DarkIce
244.1463Monster_Inc
245.1453
246.1428
247.1380dh6kw
248.1310paulkreuzer
249.1298
250.1260
251.1208Lori_Jackrabbit
252.1147pablopb
253.1133
254.1129
255.1128
256.1128JMC
257.1122paulkreuzer
258.1099Frogbeard
259.1094
260.1076xmzhc
261.1069
262.1060
263.1044paulkreuzer
264.1027
265.1024
266.1021
267.1012paulkreuzer
268.1011
269.1008c4ndy4ndy
270.1000Monster_Inc
271.992Nobody
272.977JMC
273.975Danw33
274.946[tmlMap]
275.944
276.937
277.929
278.917LiNeS
279.912
280.912Monster_Inc
281.899
282.892Danw33
283.890Senator
284.869LiNeS
285.864
286.828GRISuSI
287.823
288.818Tobinator
289.803
290.801tobhaeg
291.801taranarmo
292.784
293.773
294.744MillionDollarExtreme
295.731
296.722pausiert
297.720
298.710lev.freifunk.net
299.708
300.707
301.697
302.695
303.668
304.665
305.665keto
306.664[tmlMap]
307.661
308.654
309.653paulkreuzer
310.646oliver
311.636
312.626
313.623Lumpy
314.622Nobody
315.619
316.615dk
317.611GRISuSI
318.610
319.605
320.589
321.584Nobody
322.577
323.572
324.559
325.550hko
326.544
327.535Netzfreiheit.org
328.517
329.508
330.479Nobody
331.472JMC
332.472tobhaeg
333.472TK
334.470Cray
335.463GRISuSI
336.455
337.430tobhaeg
338.400Netzfreiheit.org
339.390[TmlMap]
340.390Anonymouse
341.388pablopb
342.380Oslo
343.379
344.371
345.367YtvwlD
346.366
347.366
348.366hko
349.364
350.362
351.353Romist72
352.353Otti38
353.347
354.344
355.343dk
356.342
357.312Kara_HL
358.311
359.311
360.303
361.301hko
362.299Romist72
363.298paulkreuzer
364.294pablopb
365.293Nobody
366.279mrphi
367.257[tmlMap]
368.242
369.242hko
370.240pablopb
371.238dk
372.228
373.221
374.221
375.212
376.211JMC
377.208
378.208
379.205P4
380.193GRISuSI
381.191btch
382.190Baloo
383.189
384.179
385.167dk
386.164dk
387.163[tmlMap]
388.161tobhaeg
389.159JMC
390.156
391.155
392.148pablopb
393.143
394.139Tux
395.136
396.133hko
397.130
398.1273Fingersalut
399.123
400.119[tmlMap]
401.118
402.116Noname
403.114DarkIce
404.113startpage.com
405.111
406.106
407.94
408.84tobhaeg
409.78dk
410.75
411.73hko
412.65[tmlMap]
413.56Zarata
414.46
415.43JMC
416.35Murxer
417.33
418.29dk
419.28[tmlMap]
420.22[tmlMap]
421.20JMC
422.19[tmlMap]
423.19
424.16
425.13
426.5Nobody
427.5
428.3
429.2Nobody
430.1

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.320181Micky2160090
2.282708Skjerv°y835338
3.275803Oegleaeg555160
4.268032Gaya389344
5.254606LUGS384868
6.234751aNeutrino2117375
7.220246Doc373415
8.212791rubberduckweb453197
9.202374maq2101187
10.191872migimedia=>turboecon538374
11.188444NLS294222
12.160414zuzzurro280207
13.155632JakJedziesz.pl351877
14.150486SuixoFR437621
15.134913Musiklinjenml344971
16.107731divan335910
17.77790VirtaNet238895
18.72569324189
19.69045Messerjocke234522
20.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
21.52754MuSeTop568792
22.43972Pethronella9976281
23.42309vrfy221154
24.40883kevinquiatkowski.de220441
25.38102Erlangen312700
26.37537218768
27.36099hosgar312033
28.28025ravel214012
29.27682Chaosdorf46920
30.27441Mojito213720
31.25443ways46360
32.22268211134
33.22183joelmx211091
34.1942029710
35.17422Dummy28711
36.1284326421
37.12178capapie26089
38.1163225816
39.11218Saspiron25609
40.10945MBeckers42736
41.10489InTheMorning25244
42.104610xbad1dea25230
43.10072Bńrliner33357
44.966524832
45.945924729
46.9428montbeliard24714
47.8885TopAssis24442
48.810024050
49.730323651
50.680423402
51.648541621
52.6002MightyTree23001
53.5847hhm22923
54.4706DarkIce41176
55.447422237
56.4391Fluse41097
57.4385WebCD22192
58.423522117
59.404822024
60.3706SUPI21853
61.3475blut21737
62.2862CokeFever21431
63.2755ugga21377
64.253421267
65.18003600
66.17732886
67.13692684
68.1100Netzfreiheit.org3366
69.1042igor2521
70.708icebear742354


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.