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Number of unique data sets: 15460240

Removed data sets: 51976

Contributors: 2320

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
1.298267tobixen
2.285910Micky
3.259531trackit
4.185599Doc
5.170229NLS
6.154315CaptSalty
7.147908fiveoclock
8.147507
9.143764PE1RXQ
10.141940rubberduckweb
11.136416wmwm
12.133945TopAssis
13.131908hko
14.129613
15.127680SuixoFR
16.116075kb3ien
17.107448erzbengel
18.106298Emploi
19.103178Featherdale
20.100316razvanvg
21.94117buckelradler
22.93792javitronz@
23.92576LUGS
24.91599
25.90985Musiklinjenml
26.90130lesley
27.85556Mozilla_Location_Ser
28.78415
29.76106Micha
30.74639radoka
31.68810matija
32.68753ktl
33.66815mad3097
34.66703Sambill.de
35.63669zuzzurro
36.62201TVirtanen
37.61832sli
38.60746Walker997
39.60438Fre
40.60312
41.58258Dade
42.57574maqist
43.54634MelbourneHeart
44.54319Gaya
45.53513fenan
46.51660
47.51039zuzzurro
48.49875Wutzofant
49.48809www.folgorante.net
50.48138
51.47741oliver
52.47455Russia
53.46041
54.45176RealUlli
55.41184
56.40588
57.37721
58.37499hanssolon
59.36789freak3289
60.36311
61.36280Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
62.36006n00bje
63.35374sbm
64.31261Lori_Jackrabbit
65.30688flk23
66.29013Skjerv°y
67.28540www.piratenpartei.de
68.27580
69.26959taranarmo
70.26858esja
71.26791
72.25909klondike
73.25838merlin65537
74.24502Noname
75.24225Mimir
76.23593js
77.21406
78.21123cryptobitch
79.21089kevinquiatkowski.de
80.19946moza
81.19934
82.19874Jockel
83.18955mpi
84.18664
85.18077tubeli
86.17297GRISuSI
87.17278
88.17015
89.16960Dude.
90.16498
91.16339
92.15952BAL
93.15780kevinquiatkowski.de
94.15527
95.15368Lucia
96.14799
97.14181
98.13516gotha
99.13401
100.13181
101.12710bewusstseinsbeweger
102.12514adriank
103.12507DJaeger
104.12450www.shareAir.net
105.12041uniras
106.11960baud
107.11832snow21
108.11672
109.11392
110.10728limago
111.10702Gerrit
112.10658Jolting
113.10600n2j3
114.10568
115.103773Fingersalut
116.10268EricBlank
117.10211NLS
118.10130Ereignishorizont
119.9705
120.9550
121.9450yvit
122.9108Bobkatze
123.8960
124.8913Humpfff
125.8793Scanner0815
126.8729
127.8546bdz
128.8323Zorak
129.8285RubberJackal
130.8079Osterhase
131.8063hhhm
132.7959
133.7901f6
134.7599
135.7221Razmous
136.7063
137.6891Leipzig
138.6883Tasman
139.6818kitsis
140.6766hosgar
141.6723
142.6473
143.6434GM51B
144.6409
145.6393Ente
146.6275ILoveMath
147.6046TopAssis
148.5858
149.5615RedIceCreations.com
150.5501
151.5491
152.5468ahtnos
153.5434lev.freifunk.net
154.5091
155.5075
156.5071oedoen
157.5008smielke
158.4764
159.4605
160.4546gs82
161.4467
162.4160
163.4139
164.4116OPO
165.3838zielac
166.3613
167.3488[G00F]
168.3449MelbourneCityFC
169.3186Daniel
170.3172
171.2994Deutschpatriot
172.2922
173.2775
174.2769
175.2766anioD
176.2742
177.2721semenko
178.2720amilopowers
179.2707maniac
180.2688
181.2667JMC
182.2576
183.2461Esme
184.2443
185.2437Krusnik
186.2396
187.2198tapsiturtle
188.2156
189.2089
190.2062shrimps
191.2025Komzpa
192.2016
193.1920ShortyCGN
194.1916
195.1893
196.1860
197.1803varlet
198.1788FenTheWolf
199.1770
200.17170xAFFE
201.1670SuixoFR
202.1654
203.1653
204.1650
205.1508pvlis[666]
206.1498
207.1460
208.1447
209.1385Shnissugah
210.1382hgfluf
211.1336
212.1253
213.1215
214.1213
215.1210
216.1177
217.1139
218.1091
219.1085
220.985
221.968
222.862
223.836
224.779
225.734
226.710
227.703
228.679
229.653
230.638
231.621
232.569
233.559
234.484migimedia
235.482
236.448
237.442
238.432m86
239.400Shnissugah
240.389
241.377
242.353kitsisito
243.340
244.296r
245.273
246.266
247.265
248.246
249.218
250.203
251.197asio
252.193$$$
253.190lev.freifunk.net
254.165nehco
255.157
256.141
257.136
258.106bionictrip
259.87
260.19hosgar

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.300951Micky2150475
2.274648Skjerv°y834331
3.256618Oegleaeg551323
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.186690Doc293345
6.180440NLS290220
7.162736rubberduckweb440684
8.155779Gaya277889
9.154429277214
10.139991TopAssis269995
11.137150JakJedziesz.pl345716
12.116243hosgar429060
13.114708zuzzurro257354
14.110486LUGS255243
15.95231Musiklinjenml331743
16.72569324189
17.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
18.64746divan232373
19.63551Messerjocke231775
20.60070maqist230035
21.42309vrfy221154
22.37537218768
23.36869kevinquiatkowski.de218434
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.