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Number of unique data sets: 14482820

Removed data sets: 43053

Contributors: 2196

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
1.270563Micky
2.262681tobixen
3.249238trackit
4.167683Doc
5.151508CaptSalty
6.141695fiveoclock
7.139457NLS
8.136140
9.127361rubberduckweb
10.125958wmwm
11.118094SuixoFR
12.116845hko
13.113520
14.104866PE1RXQ
15.102134kb3ien
16.101460Gaya
17.99915Emploi
18.90639javitronz@
19.87088TopAssis
20.85782buckelradler
21.85335Mozilla_Location_Ser
22.84637lesley
23.83538Featherdale
24.80984Musiklinjenml
25.79394erzbengel
26.76639
27.74921
28.72600Micha
29.72480LUGS
30.69371radoka
31.64080mad3097
32.62989zuzzurro
33.59817matija
34.59183TVirtanen
35.58843Fre
36.58717Walker997
37.57995Dade
38.57749ffarfan
39.52667MelbourneHeart
40.51827JMC
41.48937ktl
42.47426www.folgorante.net
43.43222
44.42653
45.41377oliver
46.39245
47.38921
48.37668Russia
49.37504sli
50.37302www.vanheusden.com
51.36637fenan
52.35545Chaosummi
53.34683Srdgh
54.33880
55.32925OiledAmoeba
56.32889freak3289
57.32578unknown
58.31936maqist
59.31730n00bje
60.31302Wutzofant
61.29438Gaya
62.29327
63.29134
64.26899www.piratenpartei.de
65.26862taranarmo
66.26574
67.24825hanssolon
68.24602Lori_Jackrabbit
69.23721Mimir
70.23271
71.22428zuzzurro
72.21840
73.21648SkjervÝy
74.21381Webcelerator
75.21085
76.20919sbm
77.20574kevinquiatkowski.de
78.20486merlin65537
79.20371DrAgile
80.19889flk23
81.19442moza
82.19157
83.18558Jockel
84.16090mpi
85.15666hosgar
86.15624kevinquiatkowski.de
87.15438js
88.15268Dude.
89.14898
90.14222
91.14172tubeli
92.14146GRISuSI
93.14136Lucia
94.13820
95.13540
96.13540
97.13516gotha
98.13504
99.13358
100.13262
101.12808
102.12600esja
103.12583
104.12510Creamcracker
105.11788
106.11649www.shareAir.net
107.11542bewusstseinsbeweger
108.11537BAL
109.11023ways
110.10836uniras
111.10737
112.10552Holsteiner
113.10227Jolting
114.10143Finevrie
115.9753EricBlank
116.9726n2j3
117.9668
118.9320
119.9026
120.8750
121.84683Fingersalut
122.8441asmundg
123.8156
124.8156
125.8147adriank
126.7999
127.7916Gerrit
128.7882hhhm
129.7866yvit
130.7580f6
131.7237Johnny1984
132.7193Razmous
133.7157Osterhase
134.7141ffarfan
135.6952
136.6817
137.6782dogecoin4lyfe
138.6599
139.6544TheGermanGuy
140.6409
141.6325
142.6190Aygolan
143.6084
144.6044RubberJackal
145.6042
146.5568N5
147.5562ivskda
148.5402lev.freifunk.net
149.5287
150.5127
151.5114hevonen
152.4835
153.4681Zip
154.4632Ereignishorizont
155.4581
156.4550NLS
157.4526Bšrliner
158.4484cryptobitch
159.4451
160.4298RedIceCreations.com
161.4043Zorak
162.4041
163.3960
164.3782
165.3453Uvok
166.3374
167.3366
168.3183
169.3169versat
170.3163
171.2937
172.2863Daniel
173.2674Otti38
174.2651
175.2636
176.2552
177.2550hosgar
178.2496Cliff
179.2394maniac
180.2298kitsis
181.2256G00F
182.2174
183.2109
184.2062shrimps
185.1984bdz
186.1972
187.1903
188.1878
189.1867
190.1864
191.1859
192.1812Humapper
193.1674smielke
194.1659
195.1642
196.1642TheMastermix
197.1598
198.1581anioD
199.1581TopAssis
200.1533
201.1519
202.1460
203.1458
204.1446
205.1440
206.1400
207.1391
208.1318varlet
209.1266P4lad1n
210.1243
211.1231
212.1136
213.1124
214.1123
215.1080
216.1043Eric
217.1030Elf111@jabber.ccc
218.983
219.924
220.913
221.906
222.882rubbergonzo
223.857
224.847MelbourneCityFC
225.817Team.Bremerhaven
226.809
227.778JMC
228.748
229.736
230.733
231.717
232.706
233.677
234.662
235.633
236.621
237.621
238.608
239.568
240.540
241.534
242.528
243.521
244.510
245.473
246.470
247.453
248.442
249.371
250.359pink
251.308CN
252.300
253.282
254.277
255.266
256.257
257.253
258.251RedIceCreations.com
259.249AsumFace
260.245
261.242
262.242
263.239
264.202
265.148cool.
266.113
267.109
268.93
269.87
270.82
271.59
272.38
273.27
274.21

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.285604Micky2142802
2.267283SkjervÝy833410
3.250437Oegleaeg550087
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.168153Doc284076
6.146841rubberduckweb436710
7.144007NLS272003
8.130898Gaya265449
9.117334JakJedziesz.pl339111
10.108855hosgar336285
11.90390LUGS245195
12.88669TopAssis244334
13.85417zuzzurro242708
14.85230Musiklinjenml328410
15.79932ffarfan326644
16.72569324189
17.68409Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417102
18.62629Messerjocke231314
19.47870divan223935
20.42309vrfy221154
21.37537218768
22.36198kevinquiatkowski.de218099
23.34432maqist217216
24.30488Erlangen215244
25.28025ravel214012
26.27441Mojito213720
27.22268211134
28.14476ways43619
29.1284326421
30.12178capapie26089
31.11218Saspiron25609
32.10489InTheMorning25244
33.104610xbad1dea25230
34.945924729
35.9428montbeliard24714
36.680423402
37.6002MightyTree23001
38.5847hhm22923
39.4642Bšrliner22321
40.447422237
41.4385WebCD22192
42.423522117
43.404822024
44.3706SUPI21853
45.3475blut21737
46.253421267
47.17732886
48.13692684
49.708icebear742354


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.