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Number of unique data sets: 22506921

Removed data sets: 126553

Contributors: 3638


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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
1.366885tobixen
2.364917trackit
3.328268LUGS
4.325778vsk
5.290297TopAssis
6.198624rubberduckweb
7.190733
8.145553Musiklinjenml
9.108781sbm
10.108052zuzzurro
11.107822Fairphone
12.107590javitronz@
13.104232technoides
14.102836Tratatata
15.102613martinpoljak
16.100543Hotte
17.93419ktl
18.93108DJaeger
19.79558www.vanheusden.com
20.74147smoe
21.71962
22.58826capt
23.58326Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
24.53590technoides
25.48685technoides_mini
26.47763Tux
27.45381LiNeS
28.40034js
29.38902VirtaNet.fi
30.37685CentaurusA
31.36253esja
32.33568cryptobitch
33.31299Sortland
34.30578kevinquiatkowski.de
35.30216Jockel
36.29349emj
37.29154lau
38.24790RubberJackal
39.24444twopercent
40.24326harmless
41.20164fightgoogl
42.20036Lori_Jackrabbit
43.19669skyhawk
44.19289Helping
45.17878
46.16389pe1rxq
47.15198
48.15147CaptainSlackbladder
49.14197Lori_Jackrabbit
50.13791
51.12472Ereignishorizont
52.12464fightgoogl
53.11547
54.11173
55.11111wmwm
56.11020
57.10934
58.10702
59.10663BIBE
60.9978
61.9836
62.9651Copenhagen
63.9526ju
64.9089hko
65.8698Kara_HL
66.7942Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
67.7801
68.7051DOC1
69.7032Leipzig
70.6703YtvwlD
71.6580NetSeekerWo
72.6227
73.6191
74.5955
75.5772
76.5573
77.4919Tasman
78.4904
79.4629Leipzig
80.4448Anonymouse
81.4114Chaosummi
82.3760
83.3734
84.3502badummtz
85.3365twopercent
86.2864
87.2731frazzmark
88.2673radoka
89.2648
90.2619NetSeekerWo
91.2472Lexus1
92.2143
93.2122Nobody
94.2116Buggerit!
95.2078
96.1798Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
97.1641PhrostByte
98.1555
99.1411
100.1378Tratatata
101.1307NetSeekerWo
102.1294
103.1214samowar
104.1122
105.1089[tmlMap]
106.1039pm2k
107.1017
108.949
109.866Lucia
110.817Ruhrgebiet_kenwood
111.808Tomat0
112.716
113.653Nobody
114.625Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
115.553
116.452Nobody
117.447
118.409pablopb
119.400Nobody
120.391NetSeekerWo
121.304JMC
122.285
123.203Nobody
124.184
125.122
126.103Nobody
127.98
128.91Tasman
129.79
130.7Nobody
131.3Nobody

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.346216LUGS3115405
2.325829vsk2162914
3.320181Micky2160090
4.305893Oegleaeg561178
5.297749Gaya399249
6.282708Skjerv°y835338
7.234751aNeutrino2117375
8.231020Doc377006
9.229762rubberduckweb457440
10.206507technoides368835
11.202374maq2101187
12.191872migimedia=>turboecon538374
13.188444NLS294222
14.179733Fairphone444933
15.174902Musiklinjenml287451
16.173645zuzzurro286822
17.161816JakJedziesz.pl353938
18.155153SuixoFR722164
19.107731divan335910
20.105673VirtaNet252836
21.76575MuSeTop5710939
22.74570smoe237285
23.72569324189
24.71310Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa611885
25.71197Messerjocke235598
26.66712skyhawk262565
27.66268Ruhrgebiet_kenwood233134
28.52852Pethronella9995872
29.48190kevinquiatkowski.de224095
30.44266PE1RXQ222133
31.43135hosgar76162
32.42309vrfy221154
33.41750Chaosdorf66958
34.39612Erlangen313204
35.37537218768
36.28025ravel214012
37.27441Mojito213720
38.25443ways46360
39.25359NetSeekerWo122113
40.22268211134
41.22183joelmx211091
42.2074036913
43.19479Dummy29739
44.1942029710
45.1511743779
46.1284326421
47.12178capapie26089
48.11661Leipzig25830
49.11218Saspiron25609
50.10945MBeckers42736
51.1054525272
52.10489InTheMorning25244
53.104610xbad1dea25230
54.1023825119
55.10072Bńrliner33357
56.945924729
57.9428montbeliard24714
58.8885TopAssis24442
59.730323651
60.7049DarkIce41762
61.7037[poop]23518
62.680423402
63.648541621
64.6002MightyTree23001
65.5847hhm22923
66.5607Fluse41401
67.5529badummtz22764
68.447422237
69.4385WebCD22192
70.4246Musiklinjenml22123
71.423522117
72.404822024
73.3706SUPI21853
74.3475blut21737
75.2862CokeFever21431
76.2755ugga21377
77.253421267
78.18003600
79.17732886
80.13692684
81.1119xdoo2559
82.1100Netzfreiheit.org3366
83.1042igor2521
84.708icebear742354


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.