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Number of unique data sets: 16401489

Removed data sets: 61101

Contributors: 2428

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
1.324872tobixen
2.294051Micky
3.279053trackit
4.196924PE1RXQ
5.193447Doc
6.168589wmwm
7.166286rubberduckweb
8.157323hko
9.152237TopAssis
10.151739
11.150716fiveoclock
12.144561kb3ien
13.130950
14.127903LUGS
15.124547maq
16.114338erzbengel
17.112879Featherdale
18.110580gaya
19.109513Emploi
20.106571Musiklinjenml
21.106188buckelradler
22.99947
23.98065javitronz@
24.95085lesley
25.85623Mozilla_Location_Ser
26.83196Sambill.de
27.80383sli
28.79814Micha
29.79315
30.78077radoka
31.74607ktl
32.74259matija
33.73297fenan
34.65213hosgar
35.65093TVirtanen
36.63770
37.62529Wutzofant
38.61925Fre
39.58753Dade
40.57710zuzzurro
41.54335Russia
42.53439sbm
43.50715oliver
44.49426www.folgorante.net
45.49177
46.48138
47.47406
48.40945
49.40889
50.40360
51.39174
52.38310
53.37512hanssolon
54.37073Skjerv°y
55.36142Lori_Jackrabbit
56.36006n00bje
57.32067DJaeger
58.31047esja
59.28540www.piratenpartei.de
60.28029Leipzig
61.28000taranarmo
62.27805js
63.27636merlin65537
64.26257
65.25909klondike
66.25698Mimir
67.24539Erlangen
68.24142
69.22549snow21
70.22401cryptobitch
71.21867limago
72.21603DrAgile
73.21514kevinquiatkowski.de
74.21424moza
75.21381
76.21196Jockel
77.20439
78.20065mpi
79.18567BAL
80.18483tubeli
81.18483GRISuSI
82.18142
83.18124adriank
84.18087Dude.
85.17768
86.17702
87.16649Lucia
88.15723GS-alk
89.15412
90.14822Komzpa
91.14687aka47
92.14642yvit
93.136253Fingersalut
94.13455NLS
95.13315uniras
96.13199Bobkatze
97.13181
98.13153bewusstseinsbeweger
99.13043ways
100.12545www.shareAir.net
101.12313wagmic
102.12048
103.11783
104.11592RubberJackal
105.11586Pethronella99
106.11456
107.11364
108.10773Ereignishorizont
109.10658Jolting
110.10486Humpfff
111.10074Scanner0815
112.10063
113.9969
114.9928razvanvg
115.9925
116.9684[G00F]
117.9303CaptainSlackbladder
118.9269Zorak
119.9210Osterhase
120.8960
121.8950zobi8225
122.8848
123.8840hosgar
124.8754versat
125.8206f6
126.8063dogecoin4lyfe
127.7989
128.7802
129.7778TopAssis
130.7511
131.7265Tasman
132.7133
133.7120
134.7052RedIceCreations.com
135.6685GM51B
136.6675
137.6673
138.6638Xrgwt
139.6632ILoveMath
140.6630
141.6597
142.6504
143.6282
144.6114
145.6041
146.5978ahtnos
147.5824
148.5597SuixoFR
149.5533Ajsrzombie
150.5491
151.5268
152.5141Helping
153.4879
154.4634
155.4477
156.4432
157.4165JMC
158.4161
159.4148
160.3905cccccc
161.3814MelbourneCityFC
162.3705Winston
163.3694iwas-iamnottestuser
164.3686hosgar
165.3639Crowdsourcing
166.3586Uvok
167.3272
168.3206juanda
169.3139
170.3076
171.3052
172.3001
173.2975
174.2885varlet
175.2822efraim
176.2783
177.2769
178.2709
179.2705
180.2589
181.2511Cliff
182.2315capt
183.2239
184.2238
185.2207tmjb
186.2186
187.2116
188.2029
189.1968boz
190.1812
191.1757
192.1728
193.1583
194.1507Cerritus
195.1468
196.1440
197.1432
198.1406
199.1281
200.1272nett
201.1262
202.1257bionictrip
203.1251Team.Bremerhaven
204.1250flk23
205.1218Phero
206.1215
207.1206
208.1204
209.1200
210.1193$$$
211.1178
212.1153
213.1153
214.1107TopAssis
215.1085
216.1052
217.930
218.888WarKinGTom
219.866
220.794
221.781StephenTCooper/Coop
222.767
223.719
224.710
225.700
226.667
227.623
228.622biji
229.615
230.615
231.564xdoo
232.551
233.542
234.500
235.481
236.449
237.447
238.442
239.4401567345898
240.432m86
241.421
242.348
243.343
244.326
245.304
246.294
247.283
248.279QldPol
249.276
250.257
251.257
252.246Tereay
253.230Th33nd
254.214
255.193esmog
256.145
257.87
258.86
259.72
260.36
261.31

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.309092Micky2154546
2.282708Skjerv°y835338
3.262175Oegleaeg552435
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.212040Gaya2106020
6.194653Doc297326
7.188404rubberduckweb447101
8.183684NLS291842
9.145813LUGS272906
10.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
11.127058maq263529
12.121379zuzzurro260689
13.110817Musiklinjenml336939
14.93405hosgar423351
15.84530divan242265
16.72569324189
17.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
18.64682Messerjocke232341
19.42309vrfy221154
20.37537218768
21.37294kevinquiatkowski.de218647
22.31298Erlangen215649
23.28025ravel214012
24.27441Mojito213720
25.22268211134
26.22183joelmx211091
27.16496ways44124
28.1284326421
29.12178capapie26089
30.11218Saspiron25609
31.1110725553
32.10489InTheMorning25244
33.104610xbad1dea25230
34.945924729
35.9428montbeliard24714
36.8885TopAssis24442
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.