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Number of unique data sets: 19350753

Removed data sets: 91031

Contributors: 3012

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
1.361540tobixen
2.300242trackit
3.271667PE1RXQ
4.218517LUGS
5.215568Doc
6.214293TopAssis
7.204756wmwm
8.199863maq
9.183476rubberduckweb
10.162303vsk
11.153892fiveoclock
12.133024
13.132446erzbengel
14.125200Musiklinjenml
15.120268Emploi
16.119391sli
17.106509lesley
18.103872javitronz@
19.100543Hotte
20.88569
21.88516zuzzurro
22.86680Micha
23.86402radoka
24.82397ktl
25.78628sbm
26.76971Phrost
27.70359sim6
28.69081DJaeger
29.67576Russia
30.66496VirtaNet
31.65593zuzzurro
32.64644Fre
33.63071Dade
34.61788
35.59269mormel
36.56783
37.56217
38.52367
39.49544www.vanheusden.com
40.47034capt
41.41146pigzilla
42.39634
43.39499Lori_Jackrabbit
44.37835smoe
45.37476
46.37177n76
47.35572esja
48.35045madez
49.33834js
50.33434k-
51.33432
52.33294Gaya
53.30752merlin65537
54.30001Eric
55.28809
56.28374Mikrobi
57.27783snow21
58.27397Crowdsourcing
59.27217ZamWlanMapper
60.26377adriank
61.26116
62.26114startpage.com
63.24793Leipzig
64.24230kevinquiatkowski.de
65.24050Danw33
66.23542yvit
67.23474Jockel
68.23198Kaiser
69.22452Oxy
70.21767JEL
71.21749Zero
72.20267GS-alk
73.19859
74.19385orbit
75.18709Kirby
76.18396Dude.
77.18214jacobbraeutigam
78.17801Pethronella99
79.17458RubberJackal
80.16812razvanvg
81.165423Fingersalut
82.16264MuSeTop5
83.16254
84.16086
85.15618ssam
86.14911
87.14823
88.14557Chaosdorf
89.14089
90.14008
91.13911jakicoll
92.13872www.shareAir.net
93.13826versat
94.13653BeSeTop5
95.13434
96.13396Featherdale
97.13057dogecoin4lyfe
98.12279Osterhase
99.11850
100.11589Ereignishorizont
101.11528JMC
102.11121Baloo
103.11120Kara_HL
104.10992wagmic
105.10889Tasman
106.10538
107.10508
108.9645
109.9524
110.9336
111.9258
112.8796
113.8504Pethronella99
114.8121Komzpa
115.7710Buggerit!
116.7709hosgar
117.7706VirtaNet.fi
118.7686
119.7573
120.7326Buggerit!
121.7256buckelradler
122.7232
123.7223SuixoFR
124.7209XcinnaY
125.7123
126.7093
127.7021
128.6990PE1RXQ
129.6946
130.6933BerndLiefert
131.6528
132.6428LiNeS
133.6403
134.6281
135.6204
136.6150MoonlightM
137.6014manwholikestothink
138.6010XcinnaY
139.5969gkaklas
140.5961
141.5843Trisquel-user
142.5813Baloo
143.5738MBeckers
144.5639vellen
145.5579
146.5454
147.5135Finkregh
148.5048Ma_Top5
149.5033matija
150.5017Fre
151.4931
152.4611
153.4571fenan
154.4554
155.4474
156.4458
157.4443
158.4298MBeckers
159.4254dh6kw
160.4206ghost
161.4108buckelradler
162.4090
163.4062XcinnaY
164.3987Pethronella99
165.3947
166.3904n76
167.3690
168.3630Danw33
169.3580
170.3538taranarmo
171.3502Verrukta
172.3459Buggerit!
173.3356Pethronella99
174.3281FrankfurterBub
175.3234MBeckers
176.3233JMC
177.3191
178.3185Baloo
179.3182
180.3175
181.3160tekemk
182.3144MissParker
183.3101
184.3093Buggerit!
185.3050tobhaeg
186.2902MillionDollarExtreme
187.2778Zarata
188.2770Jack
189.2706
190.2673
191.2637
192.2562dlahoda
193.2458Pethronella99
194.2445
195.2444
196.2430
197.2361XcinnaY
198.2329
199.2268
200.2268
201.2225blueish4
202.2183
203.2107hko
204.2094ark
205.2043Fre
206.2010Pethronella99
207.1997
208.1971MBeckers
209.1969
210.1906hko
211.1883
212.1882SuixoFR
213.1874
214.1848
215.1844[G00F]
216.1842
217.1841maq
218.1833jakicoll
219.1825Fluse
220.1819
221.1804BAL
222.1732gkaklas
223.1707
224.1694
225.1691Romist72
226.1690
227.1681paulbsd
228.1663benst
229.1641
230.1630pablopb
231.1570c4ndy4ndy
232.1554DarkIce
233.1554
234.1528Dummy
235.1472gkaklas
236.1468
237.1453
238.1428
239.1408tobhaeg
240.1385buckelradler
241.1346tobhaeg
242.1336
243.1324
244.1306paulkreuzer
245.1279Cerritus
246.1278tobhaeg
247.1239tobhaeg
248.1228pablopb
249.1192
250.1168
251.1158
252.1147pablopb
253.1138
254.1129
255.1116
256.1094
257.1077Lionet
258.1076xmzhc
259.1060
260.1024
261.992
262.979Lori_Jackrabbit
263.977JMC
264.945
265.937
266.927Johnny1984
267.922
268.917LiNeS
269.908
270.892Danw33
271.884
272.869LiNeS
273.864
274.859MBeckers
275.823
276.818Tobinator
277.801tobhaeg
278.797
279.784
280.777
281.773
282.762DarkIce
283.754pablopb
284.754
285.752
286.745
287.744MillionDollarExtreme
288.744
289.731
290.723Katzenbieber
291.722pausiert
292.710lev.freifunk.net
293.708
294.697
295.679
296.668
297.661
298.660GRISuSI
299.655
300.654
301.653paulkreuzer
302.648
303.646BerndLiefert
304.636
305.636
306.634zentown
307.611GRISuSI
308.610
309.591pablopb
310.577
311.572
312.549
313.542
314.540
315.539
316.529
317.517
318.477
319.463GRISuSI
320.461
321.434
322.430tobhaeg
323.403
324.403
325.390[TmlMap]
326.380Oslo
327.379
328.371
329.368matija
330.367YtvwlD
331.366
332.366
333.366hko
334.363
335.362
336.353Romist72
337.347
338.337
339.329634F2E9C64FF
340.328mecki77
341.311
342.304
343.303
344.299Romist72
345.288MBeckers
346.287
347.279
348.277joker35
349.276tobhaeg
350.267
351.247Enoch
352.242hko
353.240pablopb
354.228
355.221
356.208
357.208
358.205P4
359.204Baam!
360.193GRISuSI
361.191btch
362.190Baloo
363.180
364.167Otti38
365.165Netzfreiheit.org
366.161tobhaeg
367.159JMC
368.156
369.155
370.148pablopb
371.136Nobody
372.135
373.130
374.128YtvwlD
375.1273Fingersalut
376.123
377.119
378.118Cris88
379.118
380.116btch
381.116Noname
382.115tobhaeg
383.106
384.101hko
385.98hko
386.94
387.92c4ndy4ndy
388.84tobhaeg
389.81DarkIce
390.75
391.56Zarata
392.52tobhaeg
393.48
394.46
395.46Lionet
396.31
397.28
398.7Cray
399.2MBeckers
400.1

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.320181Micky2160090
2.282708Skjerv°y835338
3.271953Oegleaeg554390
4.259883Gaya386627
5.236465LUGS378821
6.234751aNeutrino2117375
7.219162Doc373054
8.207872rubberduckweb451968
9.202374maq2101187
10.189930migimedia=>turboecon537986
11.188444NLS294222
12.154109zuzzurro277054
13.150794JakJedziesz.pl350264
14.147281SuixoFR349093
15.129446Musiklinjenml343148
16.102064divan334021
17.74202VirtaNet237101
18.72569324189
19.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
20.67751Messerjocke233875
21.46887MuSeTop567814
22.42309vrfy221154
23.40331kevinquiatkowski.de220165
24.39991Pethronella9975713
25.37537218768
26.35585hosgar311861
27.34150Erlangen217075
28.28025ravel214012
29.27441Mojito213720
30.25443ways46360
31.22268211134
32.22183joelmx211091
33.21992Chaosdorf45498
34.1942029710
35.1284326421
36.12178capapie26089
37.1163225816
38.11218Saspiron25609
39.10945MBeckers42736
40.10489InTheMorning25244
41.104610xbad1dea25230
42.10072Bńrliner33357
43.966524832
44.945924729
45.9428montbeliard24714
46.8885TopAssis24442
47.730323651
48.680423402
49.648541621
50.6002MightyTree23001
51.5847hhm22923
52.494822474
53.447422237
54.4385WebCD22192
55.423522117
56.404822024
57.3971DarkIce4992
58.3706SUPI21853
59.3643Fluse4910
60.3475blut21737
61.2862CokeFever21431
62.253421267
63.18003600
64.17732886
65.13692684
66.1042igor2521
67.708icebear742354


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.