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Number of unique data sets: 22860560

Removed data sets: 130888

Contributors: 3693


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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
1.369206tobixen
2.364917trackit
3.351490LUGS
4.337993vsk
5.296287TopAssis
6.213372rubberduckweb
7.198353
8.148898Musiklinjenml
9.116956zuzzurro
10.111158lesley
11.109517Fairphone
12.108475javitronz@
13.93108DJaeger
14.76766Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
15.76555
16.75743smoe
17.75438technoides_mini
18.74487
19.66175migimedia=>turboecon
20.62945technoides
21.48529LiNeS
22.46141VirtaNet.fi
23.44147js
24.35860adriank
25.33981lau
26.32169orbit
27.28411fightgoogl
28.27849Helping
29.24941RubberJackal
30.22874Lori_Jackrabbit
31.22599samowar
32.21877skyhawk
33.21011dogecoin4lyfe
34.20382pe1rxq
35.20361
36.20248Schnuff
37.19815hko
38.18677
39.18639
40.18053Zaphod
41.17053Osterhase
42.16093
43.15309CaptainSlackbladder
44.15076
45.14590versat
46.14326Ereignishorizont
47.13791
48.12364
49.11735BIBE
50.11111wmwm
51.11020
52.9666
53.9267berlin7
54.9103
55.8765emj
56.8742
57.8211owilleke
58.7801
59.7691
60.7660
61.5822
62.5597Chaosummi
63.5506Leipzig
64.5278
65.5143
66.4919Tasman
67.4625PhrostByte
68.4448Anonymouse
69.4425harmless
70.4300radoka
71.4114CaptainSlackbladder
72.4066Fluse
73.3881Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
74.3760
75.3579Leipzig
76.3471NetSeekerWo
77.3365twopercent
78.3008frazzmark
79.2953
80.2733
81.2670
82.2619NetSeekerWo
83.2472Lexus1
84.2005
85.1938
86.1935
87.1921pm2k
88.1774
89.1735NetSeekerWo
90.1555
91.1514
92.1378Tratatata
93.1316schnappi59
94.1193Lucia
95.1124pausiert
96.1122
97.1072Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
98.1014berlin7
99.1000
100.864
101.834asmundg
102.817Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
103.808Tomat0
104.727Nobody
105.723
106.709Tomat0
107.656JMC
108.648
109.590lahoda
110.472[tmlMap]
111.447
112.445berlin7
113.390
114.332
115.285
116.280
117.256f6
118.249Nobody
119.203Nobody
120.180Tomat0
121.160Tomat0
122.123emj
123.120Tasman
124.98
125.91Tasman
126.12Nobody
127.3Nobody

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.369438LUGS3123146
2.338044vsk2169022
3.320181Micky2160090
4.305893Oegleaeg561178
5.305172TopAssis3101724
6.297749Gaya399249
7.282708Skjerv°y835338
8.244510rubberduckweb461127
9.242615technoides380871
10.234751aNeutrino2117375
11.231020Doc377006
12.202374maq2101187
13.191872migimedia=>turboecon538374
14.188444NLS294222
15.187135Musiklinjenml446783
16.182549zuzzurro291274
17.181428Fairphone445357
18.161816JakJedziesz.pl353938
19.155153SuixoFR722164
20.112912VirtaNet256456
21.107731divan335910
22.76575MuSeTop5710939
23.76166smoe238083
24.73840Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa612306
25.72569324189
26.72525Messerjocke236262
27.68920skyhawk262650
28.52852Pethronella9995872
29.48259PE1RXQ224129
30.48190kevinquiatkowski.de224095
31.43135hosgar76162
32.42309vrfy221154
33.41750Chaosdorf66958
34.39612Erlangen313204
35.37537218768
36.30565NetSeekerWo142183
37.28025ravel214012
38.27441Mojito213720
39.25443ways46360
40.22268211134
41.22183joelmx211091
42.21962Dummy210981
43.2074036913
44.1942029710
45.16117Leipzig35372
46.1511743779
47.1284326421
48.12178capapie26089
49.11218Saspiron25609
50.10945MBeckers42736
51.1054525272
52.10489InTheMorning25244
53.104610xbad1dea25230
54.1023825119
55.10072Bńrliner33357
56.945924729
57.9428montbeliard24714
58.730323651
59.7049DarkIce41762
60.7037[poop]23518
61.680423402
62.648541621
63.6002MightyTree23001
64.5884Fluse41471
65.5847hhm22923
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.