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Number of unique data sets: 16209269

Removed data sets: 58985

Contributors: 2401

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
1.321546tobixen
2.293604Micky
3.266024trackit
4.192420PE1RXQ
5.192250Doc
6.170229NLS
7.163422rubberduckweb
8.160022wmwm
9.154315CaptSalty
10.151739
11.151693TopAssis
12.150954hko
13.149927fiveoclock
14.144561kb3ien
15.130950
16.122521LUGS
17.119800maq
18.113848erzbengel
19.108776Emploi
20.107670gaya
21.105396Featherdale
22.104587buckelradler
23.102475Musiklinjenml
24.99782
25.98065javitronz@
26.94415lesley
27.79315
28.77884Micha
29.77703radoka
30.76778Sambill.de
31.74607ktl
32.74392sli
33.72669matija
34.71421fenan
35.64357TVirtanen
36.63669zuzzurro
37.62492hosgar
38.62442
39.60438Fre
40.57464Wutzofant
41.57173zuzzurro
42.54634MelbourneHeart
43.50715oliver
44.49426www.folgorante.net
45.48625sbm
46.48476
47.48138
48.47455Russia
49.47228
50.40945
51.39052
52.38794
53.37741
54.37499hanssolon
55.36832
56.36311
57.36280Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
58.36006n00bje
59.35997Skjerv°y
60.35960Lori_Jackrabbit
61.29195esja
62.28540www.piratenpartei.de
63.28322DJaeger
64.27636merlin65537
65.27461taranarmo
66.26257
67.25909klondike
68.25698Mimir
69.25223js
70.24539Erlangen
71.24142
72.24075Leipzig
73.22549snow21
74.21949cryptobitch
75.21514kevinquiatkowski.de
76.21424moza
77.21381
78.21360limago
79.21196Jockel
80.20776DrAgile
81.20439
82.20065mpi
83.18560BAL
84.18483tubeli
85.18483GRISuSI
86.18124adriank
87.18087Dude.
88.17768
89.17702
90.17295
91.17015
92.16423Lucia
93.15780kevinquiatkowski.de
94.15494GS-alk
95.15412
96.13455NLS
97.13445yvit
98.134393Fingersalut
99.13315uniras
100.13199Bobkatze
101.13181
102.13153bewusstseinsbeweger
103.12545www.shareAir.net
104.12048
105.11977ways
106.11960baud
107.11783
108.11456
109.11135Pethronella99
110.10824RubberJackal
111.10723Ereignishorizont
112.10658Jolting
113.10486Humpfff
114.10074Scanner0815
115.9979
116.9925
117.9541Komzpa
118.9115Zorak
119.8960
120.8840hosgar
121.8775
122.8729
123.8699Osterhase
124.8641wagmic
125.8206f6
126.8063dogecoin4lyfe
127.7810versat
128.7802
129.7621
130.7616razvanvg
131.7511
132.7280
133.7270TopAssis
134.7221Razmous
135.7133
136.7069Tasman
137.7052RedIceCreations.com
138.7008
139.6818kitsis
140.6773[G00F]
141.6685GM51B
142.6675
143.6632ILoveMath
144.6597
145.6469Xrgwt
146.6461
147.6415
148.6041
149.5978ahtnos
150.5824
151.5793Captain
152.5597SuixoFR
153.5583
154.5533Ajsrzombie
155.5491
156.5268
157.5071oedoen
158.5008smielke
159.4753
160.4634
161.4546gs82
162.4432
163.4165JMC
164.4161
165.4148
166.4109
167.3838zielac
168.3814MelbourneCityFC
169.3801
170.3686hosgar
171.3586Uvok
172.3583
173.3272
174.3223Helping
175.3139
176.3015
177.2898
178.2769
179.2766anioD
180.2709
181.2705
182.2676juanda
183.2670varlet
184.2576
185.2538efraim
186.2511Cliff
187.2461Esme
188.2396
189.2315capt
190.2239
191.2207tmjb
192.2198tapsiturtle
193.2186
194.2177
195.2029
196.2016
197.1970
198.1968boz
199.1922
200.1860
201.1788FenTheWolf
202.1698Winston
203.1650
204.1507Cerritus
205.1498
206.1468
207.1440
208.1281
209.1253
210.1251Team.Bremerhaven
211.1250flk23
212.1240
213.1218Phero
214.1215
215.1213
216.1206
217.1204
218.1200
219.1193$$$
220.1153
221.1112
222.1107TopAssis
223.1106
224.1085
225.1063
226.1052
227.930
228.915iamnottestuser
229.888WarKinGTom
230.843
231.794
232.781StephenTCooper/Coop
233.767
234.719
235.710
236.700
237.615
238.615
239.551
240.542
241.500
242.484migimedia
243.449
244.447
245.442
246.4401567345898
247.432m86
248.422
249.421
250.372
251.348
252.343
253.326
254.304
255.283
256.279QldPol
257.257
258.246Tereay
259.230Th33nd
260.214
261.193esmog
262.145
263.87
264.86
265.72
266.31

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.308645Micky2154322
2.281632Skjerv°y835204
3.260978Oegleaeg552195
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.209130Gaya2104565
6.193456Doc296728
7.185540rubberduckweb446385
8.183684NLS291842
9.160070TopAssis353356
10.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
11.140431LUGS270215
12.122311maq261155
13.120842zuzzurro260421
14.106721Musiklinjenml335573
15.90684hosgar422671
16.82654divan241327
17.72569324189
18.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
19.64171Messerjocke232085
20.42309vrfy221154
21.37537218768
22.37294kevinquiatkowski.de218647
23.31298Erlangen215649
24.28025ravel214012
25.27441Mojito213720
26.22268211134
27.22183joelmx211091
28.15430ways43857
29.1284326421
30.12178capapie26089
31.11218Saspiron25609
32.1110725553
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.