Home
Add WLAN-Network
Find WLAN-Network
Contribute
OpenWLANMap@Android
    Find Android-Device
Downloads
Upload Map

Useful Links
Developer Information
Contact

Number of unique data sets: 20846731

Removed data sets: 107936

Contributors: 3350


ATTENTION! This service will be moved to a new server and handed over to a new maintainer beginning of May.
To not to lose any data and points please consider to not to upload anything during period of 3rd..10th May 2015!




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
1.364881tobixen
2.345232trackit
3.264276vsk
4.260288TopAssis
5.260214LUGS
6.231035wmwm
7.218451Doc
8.190716rubberduckweb
9.173617
10.155038fiveoclock
11.151005erzbengel
12.135901Musiklinjenml
13.135756sli
14.125279Emploi
15.106941
16.104692javitronz@
17.96600zuzzurro
18.94319sbm
19.94136Micha
20.93353sim6
21.91019radoka
22.90909
23.89632ktl
24.77062DJaeger
25.71091Russia
26.69170pigzilla
27.68272Tratatata
28.66771VirtaNet
29.65798Fairphone
30.63647Dade
31.62649Gaya
32.59913www.vanheusden.com
33.58922MelbourneHeart
34.57987
35.55504
36.52665capt
37.48705Buggerit!
38.46989Eric
39.46764ssam
40.44601madez
41.44488smoe
42.40007k-
43.39162ZamWlanMapper
44.38132martinpoljak
45.36615OiledAmoeba
46.35532JEL
47.35124
48.34996js
49.34923
50.33548jacobbraeutigam
51.31446startpage.com
52.31437orbit
53.31435adriank
54.31381MuSeTop5
55.31018Skjerv°y
56.30914merlin65537
57.30253Mikrobi
58.28396Leipzig
59.28288
60.27877PE1RXQ
61.27298LiNeS
62.27179yvit
63.27165dk
64.27025Jockel
65.25478kevinquiatkowski.de
66.24617Zero
67.23892Enoch
68.22917Tuxje
69.22728cryptobitch
70.22243Mr.
71.21718
72.21105
73.21040Dude.
74.20987Chaosdorf
75.20601RubberJackal
76.18953Tux
77.18582
78.17276
79.169603Fingersalut
80.16826dogecoin4lyfe
81.16533tekemk
82.16503
83.15899
84.15263VirtaNet.fi
85.14852
86.14458harmless
87.14358www.shareAir.net
88.14017Osterhase
89.13982BikeBikeBike!
90.13977versat
91.13899
92.13851jacobbraeutigam
93.13827technoides_max
94.13740technoides_min
95.13523manwholikestothink
96.13466pigzilla
97.13348Zaphod
98.13070wagmic
99.13069tofu
100.12855Littlejth
101.12788
102.12393Kara_HL
103.12252
104.11975
105.11894Ereignishorizont
106.11672
107.11536MBeckers
108.11513
109.11301
110.11218
111.10281
112.10238fenan
113.10127Wutzofant
114.10050
115.9905
116.9336Komzpa
117.9140Fre33
118.9125
119.9009
120.8935
121.8692biaszek
122.8633hosgar
123.8388
124.8382
125.8329jakicoll
126.7738
127.7350ghost
128.7337Pethronella99
129.7002mormel
130.6999
131.6905
132.6548cc
133.6539kb3ien
134.6232ju
135.6229skyhawk
136.6198Kara_HL
137.6160
138.6134Finkregh
139.6053Ma_Top5
140.6009
141.5981[poop]
142.5901
143.5868
144.5733joad.marshal
145.5702
146.5549
147.5466
148.5249
149.5208skyhawk
150.5098The
151.5075
152.5009Senator
153.4991
154.4868
155.4748
156.4535fab4mazz
157.4222Maqist
158.4213paulbsd
159.4196
160.4068matija
161.3936RedIceCreations.com
162.3925Nobody
163.3897matija
164.3725
165.3643
166.3555TK
167.3550
168.3531Eric
169.3488
170.3485Fre33
171.3470
172.3462Enoch
173.3362Fre
174.3357
175.3327buckelradler
176.3319
177.3205SuixoFR
178.3196gkaklas
179.3188rkuijpers
180.3178
181.3176
182.3145
183.3105
184.2962Hallo
185.2928
186.2888
187.2881CentaurusA
188.2822oliver
189.2812YtvwlD
190.2804hosgar
191.2769
192.2754hhm
193.2647Crowdsourcing
194.2637
195.2573Fluse
196.2544esperanto
197.2513Lori_Jackrabbit
198.2465
199.2464paulkreuzer
200.2457
201.2457asbest
202.2445
203.2337
204.2330Cerritus
205.2302pablopb
206.2289
207.2239
208.2210Lori_Jackrabbit
209.2186Leipzig
210.2145ugga
211.2143friscow
212.2112Team.Bremerhaven
213.2103pablopb
214.2091YtvwlD
215.2065
216.2042
217.2024
218.2008
219.1985
220.1932
221.1878Pethronella99
222.1867
223.1857friscow
224.1813Anonymouse
225.1790friscow
226.1743
227.1738taranarmo
228.1731paulkreuzer
229.1720
230.1711
231.1710
232.1709DarkIce
233.1700Nobody
234.1692MrT
235.1614
236.1601
237.1596
238.1596sa3dany
239.1589
240.1539friscow
241.1504
242.1496Danw33
243.1491
244.1482JMC
245.1475dh6kw
246.1464hko
247.1463Monster_Inc
248.1408
249.14063Fingersalut
250.1345
251.13411
252.1340
253.1310
254.1298
255.1270Dude.
256.1237
257.1195Leipzig
258.1160
259.1133
260.1131
261.1128
262.1128JMC
263.1122paulkreuzer
264.1119pablopb
265.1092
266.1056[poop]
267.1021
268.1021Crowdsourcing
269.1012paulkreuzer
270.1011
271.1000Monster_Inc
272.992Nobody
273.975Danw33
274.975
275.946[tmlMap]
276.941
277.929
278.912Monster_Inc
279.902
280.899
281.893mabs
282.890Senator
283.833friscow
284.828GRISuSI
285.821
286.811[tmlMap]
287.803
288.801taranarmo
289.799
290.772
291.766friscow
292.740Micha
293.737
294.720
295.707
296.698matija
297.695
298.666
299.665
300.665keto
301.664[tmlMap]
302.656Leipzig
303.641TK
304.638
305.624friscow
306.623Lumpy
307.622Nobody
308.615dk
309.611
310.608
311.594
312.589
313.585sbm
314.584Nobody
315.580
316.576friscow
317.573
318.566scitor
319.566
320.559
321.555xdoo
322.550hko
323.535Netzfreiheit.org
324.480friscow
325.479Nobody
326.472JMC
327.472tobhaeg
328.472TK
329.470Cray
330.462tobhaeg
331.458[tmlMap]
332.455
333.443
334.442
335.436
336.423smoe
337.400Netzfreiheit.org
338.393
339.388pablopb
340.384
341.376
342.364
343.357
344.357[tmlMap]
345.356nazzag
346.350Danw33
347.343dk
348.342
349.335MadCowEmpire
350.311
351.304
352.298paulkreuzer
353.294pablopb
354.293Nobody
355.278gkaklas
356.268
357.257[tmlMap]
358.242
359.239
360.238dk
361.219
362.212
363.210GRISuSI
364.208
365.201
366.189
367.188
368.179
369.167dk
370.164dk
371.160Zorak1103
372.143
373.143
374.142
375.137[tmlMap]
376.137[tmlMap]
377.136
378.133hko
379.127Nobody
380.120dk
381.119[tmlMap]
382.116
383.113startpage.com
384.111
385.108
386.99
387.78dk
388.77hosgar
389.76
390.65[tmlMap]
391.55TK
392.51matija
393.47emj
394.43JMC
395.42
396.35Murxer
397.33
398.29dk
399.28[tmlMap]
400.28[tmlMap]
401.23Littlejth
402.22[tmlMap]
403.20JMC
404.19[tmlMap]
405.19
406.16
407.15rkuijpers
408.13
409.13
410.12[tmlMap]
411.8OiledAmoeba
412.8
413.5Nobody
414.5
415.4
416.3
417.2Nobody
418.1

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.320181Micky2160090
2.289238Gaya396412
3.282708Skjerv°y835338
4.281162Oegleaeg556232
5.278162LUGS392720
6.234751aNeutrino2117375
7.222045Doc374015
8.218663rubberduckweb454665
9.202374maq2101187
10.191872migimedia=>turboecon538374
11.188444NLS294222
12.162193zuzzurro281096
13.158029JakJedziesz.pl352676
14.150486SuixoFR437621
15.140147Musiklinjenml346715
16.107731divan335910
17.107668Fairphone335889
18.82034VirtaNet241017
19.72569324189
20.69489Messerjocke234744
21.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
22.63009MuSeTop5610501
23.45850Pethronella9985731
24.44911smoe222455
25.42309vrfy221154
26.39390hosgar57878
27.38898Erlangen312966
28.37537218768
29.32823Chaosdorf48205
30.28025ravel214012
31.27441Mojito213720
32.25443ways46360
33.22268211134
34.22183joelmx211091
35.2054936849
36.19422skyhawk92158
37.1942029710
38.18877Dummy29438
39.1284326421
40.12178capapie26089
41.11218Saspiron25609
42.10945MBeckers42736
43.10489InTheMorning25244
44.104610xbad1dea25230
45.10072Bńrliner33357
46.966524832
47.945924729
48.9428montbeliard24714
49.8885TopAssis24442
50.730323651
51.7037[poop]23518
52.680423402
53.666623333
54.648541621
55.6002MightyTree23001
56.5847hhm22923
57.4951DarkIce41237
58.447422237
59.4391Fluse41097
60.4385WebCD22192
61.423522117
62.404822024
63.3706SUPI21853
64.3475blut21737
65.2862CokeFever21431
66.2755ugga21377
67.253421267
68.18003600
69.17732886
70.13692684
71.1119xdoo2559
72.1100Netzfreiheit.org3366
73.1042igor2521
74.708icebear742354


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.