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Number of unique data sets: 15134380

Removed data sets: 48973

Contributors: 2282

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
1.285586tobixen
2.281365Micky
3.249683trackit
4.184486Doc
5.167606NLS
6.152983CaptSalty
7.147143fiveoclock
8.147084
9.139099PE1RXQ
10.138282rubberduckweb
11.130917wmwm
12.128413
13.128214TopAssis
14.127680SuixoFR
15.125179hko
16.107448erzbengel
17.106881kb3ien
18.104679Emploi
19.100316razvanvg
20.93209javitronz@
21.90800buckelradler
22.89666
23.88480lesley
24.87713Featherdale
25.85556Mozilla_Location_Ser
26.85081LUGS
27.83958Musiklinjenml
28.78415
29.75306Micha
30.73055radoka
31.65954matija
32.65307mad3097
33.64376Sambill.de
34.63471zuzzurro
35.62465ktl
36.61533TVirtanen
37.60746Walker997
38.60312
39.59922Fre
40.58258Dade
41.53406sli
42.52667MelbourneHeart
43.51827JMC
44.50387fenan
45.48228www.folgorante.net
46.48081
47.46887
48.46003zuzzurro
49.45784oliver
50.45176RealUlli
51.44909
52.43489Gaya
53.41861Russia
54.40531
55.40196
56.38853Wutzofant
57.37495hanssolon
58.36789freak3289
59.36441maqist
60.34683Srdgh
61.33880
62.32578unknown
63.31730n00bje
64.31014Lori_Jackrabbit
65.30767
66.30688flk23
67.28248sbm
68.27988www.piratenpartei.de
69.26959taranarmo
70.26891
71.26791
72.26617Skjerv°y
73.24502Noname
74.24225Mimir
75.24113klondike
76.22749merlin65537
77.22646js
78.21085
79.20574kevinquiatkowski.de
80.20127
81.19782Jockel
82.19442moza
83.18955mpi
84.18664
85.18077tubeli
86.17278
87.16960Dude.
88.16514
89.16498
90.16339
91.16244
92.16100cryptobitch
93.15799GRISuSI
94.15624kevinquiatkowski.de
95.15527
96.15178Lucia
97.14181
98.13820
99.13512
100.13401
101.12869esja
102.12763BAL
103.12689bewusstseinsbeweger
104.12065www.shareAir.net
105.11736adriank
106.10836uniras
107.10702Gerrit
108.10600n2j3
109.10568
110.10268EricBlank
111.10227Jolting
112.10211NLS
113.10160baud
114.101553Fingersalut
115.9884
116.9705
117.9668
118.9550
119.9377Ereignishorizont
120.8793Scanner0815
121.8546bdz
122.8389yvit
123.8063hhhm
124.7901f6
125.7782
126.7754Zorak
127.7744Osterhase
128.7193Razmous
129.7181RubberJackal
130.7100limago
131.6921
132.6782dogecoin4lyfe
133.6409
134.6393Ente
135.6255kitsis
136.5858
137.5434lev.freifunk.net
138.5091
139.5088ahtnos
140.5075
141.4835
142.4764
143.4735RedIceCreations.com
144.4605
145.4581
146.4574TopAssis
147.4467
148.4364GM51B
149.4160
150.4139
151.4116OPO
152.4068hosgar
153.3366
154.3310
155.3186Daniel
156.3172
157.3110Tasman
158.3043[G00F]
159.3015zielac
160.2994Deutschpatriot
161.2944
162.2922
163.2775
164.2721semenko
165.2720amilopowers
166.2707maniac
167.2674Otti38
168.2667JMC
169.2651
170.2636
171.2542
172.2443
173.2437Krusnik
174.2144
175.2134MelbourneCityFC
176.2062shrimps
177.2001tapsiturtle
178.1920ShortyCGN
179.1916
180.1893
181.1878
182.1770
183.17170xAFFE
184.1674smielke
185.1654
186.1653
187.1642TheMastermix
188.1542
189.1508pvlis[666]
190.1460
191.1460
192.1391
193.1385Shnissugah
194.1382hgfluf
195.1354
196.1336
197.1266P4lad1n
198.1243
199.1210
200.1177
201.1139
202.1123
203.1091
204.1085
205.985
206.970
207.968
208.960
209.779
210.734
211.733
212.706
213.703
214.679
215.653
216.646
217.638
218.633
219.626
220.621
221.569
222.559
223.534
224.532
225.528
226.521
227.510
228.482
229.473
230.442
231.433
232.410
233.400Shnissugah
234.377
235.353kitsisito
236.296r
237.282
238.273
239.266
240.253
241.246
242.245
243.239
244.197asio
245.190lev.freifunk.net
246.141
247.136
248.113
249.109
250.106bionictrip
251.82
252.70
253.38

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.296406Micky2148203
2.272252Skjerv°y834031
3.252247Oegleaeg550449
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.185577Doc292788
6.177817NLS288908
7.158986rubberduckweb439746
8.151112275556
9.144949Gaya272474
10.132788TopAssis266394
11.130862JakJedziesz.pl343620
12.112943hosgar337647
13.109474zuzzurro254737
14.102991LUGS251495
15.88204Musiklinjenml329401
16.72569324189
17.68409Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417102
18.63216Messerjocke231608
19.61620divan230810
20.42309vrfy221154
21.38937maqist219468
22.37537218768
23.36198kevinquiatkowski.de218099
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.