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Number of unique data sets: 22118178

Removed data sets: 121770

Contributors: 3599


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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
1.356102trackit
2.314765LUGS
3.308757vsk
4.222763Doc
5.195938rubberduckweb
6.185178
7.163618erzbengel
8.156953fiveoclock
9.145778sli
10.143285Musiklinjenml
11.114238
12.110403lesley
13.107092sbm
14.106684zuzzurro
15.105041javitronz@
16.104232technoides
17.102613martinpoljak
18.102511sim6
19.100543Hotte
20.99266Tratatata
21.93419ktl
22.93108DJaeger
23.85764Fairphone
24.79558www.vanheusden.com
25.71160Gaya
26.60405ssam
27.58826capt
28.56224JEL
29.56083
30.51186smoe
31.47375Tux
32.42272LiNeS
33.41186technoides_mini
34.41162dk
35.40131k-
36.39459js
37.38602hanssolon
38.37685
39.37307OiledAmoeba
40.36213Mister.O
41.35866
42.35666esja
43.31744cryptobitch
44.31299Sortland
45.30680redsteakraw
46.30578kevinquiatkowski.de
47.30297
48.30165Jockel
49.29982CentaurusA
50.29829The
51.27732VirtaNet.fi
52.25469
53.24326harmless
54.24017emj
55.23683Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
56.22949RubberJackal
57.22388FdTnk
58.22189Dude.
59.21563Chaosdorf
60.20036Lori_Jackrabbit
61.19792lau
62.19540
63.19410dogecoin4lyfe
64.18515ndiggity
65.17718Oile
66.17612kevinquiatkowski.de
67.17395
68.17217CaptainSlackbladder
69.16873mormel
70.16797BikeBikeBike!
71.16129Zaphod
72.16091skyhawk
73.15904
74.15824
75.15725Osterhase
76.15021
77.14541versat
78.14350Eric
79.14301pe1rxq
80.14038wagmic
81.13083
82.12464fightgoogl
83.12458
84.12183
85.11599Helping
86.10934
87.10678
88.9946fightgoogl
89.9858
90.9651Copenhagen
91.8762Crowdsourcing
92.8698Kara_HL
93.8504f6
94.8021
95.8017pigsnak
96.7958
97.7942Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
98.7863
99.7725
100.7611
101.7329DasTeil
102.7242
103.7107ju
104.7012twopercent
105.7002Pethronella99
106.6703YtvwlD
107.6505dondon
108.6408BIBE
109.6396Trisquel-user
110.5663MadCowEmpire
111.5568orcwog
112.5537ndiggity
113.5518
114.5462
115.5030
116.4977UponStumbler
117.4951Leipzig
118.4911rkuijpers
119.4691NetSeekerWo
120.4601hko
121.4399
122.4369skyhawk
123.4349NetSeekerWo
124.4331
125.4258Oile
126.4087
127.4080
128.4038
129.3807DarkIce
130.3789Fluse
131.3760
132.3734
133.3502badummtz
134.3478
135.3452Lori_Jackrabbit
136.3289Leipzig
137.3243
138.3180matija
139.3065Tasman
140.3057
141.3050Nobody
142.3046CaptainSlackbladder
143.3026Chaosummi
144.2972Anonymouse
145.2913
146.2903skyhawk
147.2880Sortland
148.2864
149.2652
150.2608hosgar
151.2597privacyprovider
152.2566SuixoFR
153.2504
154.2472Lexus1
155.2411Fre
156.2305taranarmo
157.2122Nobody
158.2116Buggerit!
159.2109
160.2091NetSeekerWo
161.2086
162.2082
163.2078
164.2027badummtz
165.1991Fre33
166.1969
167.1861
168.1641
169.1622fightgoogl
170.1614
171.1599manwholikestothink
172.1591PM2K
173.1555
174.14463Fingersalut
175.1297
176.1295Tomat0
177.1294
178.1283Tomat0
179.1239
180.1231Tux
181.1216JMC
182.1179Kolargol00
183.1174friscow
184.1165
185.1133friscow
186.1046nazzag
187.1017
188.990
189.983
190.982
191.956
192.924
193.919
194.915
195.865
196.857[tmlMap]
197.801tofu
198.796
199.766Tomat0
200.765skyhawk
201.745friscow
202.743SuixoFR
203.742friscow
204.707
205.660
206.609tofu
207.592samowar
208.582rkuijpers
209.581Nobody
210.573tobhaeg
211.527ixs
212.520Zorak1103
213.499friscow
214.489friscow
215.485tofu
216.483NetSeekerWo
217.461frazzmark
218.446
219.423Bogus
220.421
221.417
222.404NetSeekerWo
223.391NetSeekerWo
224.378[G00F]
225.335pablopb
226.322hosgar
227.303Leipzig
228.294
229.294Eric
230.291technoides
231.280
232.265Romist72
233.259
234.242dondon
235.231
236.165pm2k
237.118[tmlMap]
238.79
239.64Eric
240.53GRISuSI
241.34JMC
242.7lalala

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.332713LUGS3110904
2.320181Micky2160090
3.308808vsk2154404
4.305893Oegleaeg561178
5.297749Gaya399249
6.282708Skjerv°y835338
7.234751aNeutrino2117375
8.227025rubberduckweb456756
9.226357Doc375452
10.202374maq2101187
11.191872migimedia=>turboecon538374
12.188444NLS294222
13.172277zuzzurro286138
14.167302Musiklinjenml283651
15.161816JakJedziesz.pl353938
16.157287Fairphone439321
17.155153SuixoFR722164
18.145709technoides348569
19.107731divan335910
20.94503VirtaNet247251
21.76575MuSeTop5710939
22.72569324189
23.71197Messerjocke235598
24.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
25.63134skyhawk262428
26.52852Pethronella9995872
27.51609smoe225804
28.48190kevinquiatkowski.de224095
29.43135hosgar76162
30.42309vrfy221154
31.42178PE1RXQ221089
32.41750Chaosdorf66958
33.39612Erlangen313204
34.37537218768
35.31625Ruhrgebiet_kenwood215812
36.28025ravel214012
37.27441Mojito213720
38.25443ways46360
39.22268211134
40.22183joelmx211091
41.2074036913
42.1942029710
43.18996Dummy29498
44.1511743779
45.14853NetSeekerWo91650
46.1284326421
47.12178capapie26089
48.11218Saspiron25609
49.10945MBeckers42736
50.1054525272
51.10489InTheMorning25244
52.104610xbad1dea25230
53.1023825119
54.10072Bńrliner33357
55.945924729
56.9428montbeliard24714
57.8885TopAssis24442
58.730323651
59.7049DarkIce41762
60.7037[poop]23518
61.680423402
62.648541621
63.6002MightyTree23001
64.5847hhm22923
65.5607Fluse41401
66.5529badummtz22764
67.447422237
68.4385WebCD22192
69.4246Musiklinjenml22123
70.423522117
71.404822024
72.3706SUPI21853
73.3475blut21737
74.2862CokeFever21431
75.2755ugga21377
76.253421267
77.18003600
78.17732886
79.13692684
80.1119xdoo2559
81.1100Netzfreiheit.org3366
82.1042igor2521
83.708icebear742354


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.