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Number of unique data sets: 16835565

Removed data sets: 65890

Contributors: 2490

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 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
1.333545tobixen
2.301116Micky
3.282059trackit
4.218162PE1RXQ
5.196276Doc
6.174182wmwm
7.172227hko
8.168915rubberduckweb
9.167244TopAssis
10.152383
11.150716fiveoclock
12.144561kb3ien
13.141579LUGS
14.139669maq
15.128867SuixoFR
16.123103erzbengel
17.115533gaya
18.115110Featherdale
19.113500Emploi
20.110263buckelradler
21.109336Musiklinjenml
22.104335
23.98806lesley
24.98583javitronz@
25.93909Sambill.de
26.89096sli
27.85623Mozilla_Location_Ser
28.85427
29.80375Micha
30.79406radoka
31.79394fenan
32.76090matija
33.74607ktl
34.67719
35.67680zuzzurro
36.66016TVirtanen
37.65896Wutzofant
38.65455gaya
39.63709zuzzurro
40.61925Fre
41.59031sbm
42.58753Dade
43.58292
44.58210Russia
45.51471
46.50715oliver
47.50334
48.49426www.folgorante.net
49.42083
50.40360
51.39605Leipzig
52.39518
53.37516Lori_Jackrabbit
54.37512hanssolon
55.37073Skjerv°y
56.36036DJaeger
57.32557taranarmo
58.32050esja
59.29397js
60.28776merlin65537
61.27351pablopb
62.26279klondike
63.25700Mimir
64.25125Erlangen
65.24152limago
66.24142
67.22549snow21
68.22401cryptobitch
69.21755
70.21603DrAgile
71.21424moza
72.21393wagmic
73.21276adriank
74.21245Jockel
75.20439
76.20192mpi
77.19479GRISuSI
78.19132BAL
79.18483tubeli
80.18264Schnuff
81.18142
82.17860GS-alk
83.17702
84.17263Crowdsourcing
85.16649Lucia
86.16578
87.16489
88.16391aka47
89.16101kevinquiatkowski.de
90.14900yvit
91.14822Komzpa
92.14473
93.14400gotha
94.142753Fingersalut
95.13946smoe
96.13691ways
97.13547RubberJackal
98.13455NLS
99.13315uniras
100.13286www.shareAir.net
101.13234Phrost
102.13199Bobkatze
103.13153bewusstseinsbeweger
104.12900
105.12758CaptainSlackbladder
106.12662Pethronella99
107.12597
108.12274n2j3
109.11507
110.11506
111.11481razvanvg
112.11456
113.11063[G00F]
114.10998hosgar
115.10802zobi8225
116.10773Ereignishorizont
117.10346BerndLiefert
118.10074Scanner0815
119.10054
120.9969
121.9835Osterhase
122.9720kitsis
123.9379Zorak
124.9176versat
125.8560
126.8495
127.8363JMC
128.8185Tasman
129.8175dogecoin4lyfe
130.7802
131.7778TopAssis
132.7482Kara_HL
133.7391Xrgwt
134.7266Helping
135.7232
136.7133
137.7120
138.7096
139.7046
140.7008startpage.com
141.6944ahtnos
142.6690
143.6673
144.6670Skjerv°y
145.6630
146.6425SuixoFR
147.5905Bńrliner
148.5824
149.5820
150.5533Ajsrzombie
151.5386
152.5071oedoen
153.5003
154.4885
155.4646
156.4534MissParker
157.4241
158.4161
159.4119
160.3905cccccc
161.3744nazzag
162.3724Winston
163.3686hosgar
164.3638
165.3586Uvok
166.3484juanda
167.3437
168.3299christopheraue
169.3216
170.3153Verrukta
171.3076
172.3012
173.2933tmjb
174.2918
175.2885varlet
176.2871
177.2822efraim
178.2799
179.2709
180.2691manolollr
181.2630
182.2591
183.2406
184.2389Cerritus
185.2347
186.2332boz
187.2318h3n
188.2315capt
189.2239
190.2238
191.2079
192.2035
193.1982
194.1812
195.1634
196.1592Many-as-One
197.1583
198.1523
199.1440
200.1432
201.1406
202.1312
203.1281
204.1279
205.1272nett
206.1263
207.1262
208.1257bionictrip
209.1225
210.1218Phero
211.1178
212.1153
213.1153
214.1141
215.1125
216.1085
217.1006
218.9771567345898
219.936
220.930
221.888WarKinGTom
222.833
223.783Johnoo
224.677Romist72
225.667
226.623
227.622biji
228.615
229.564xdoo
230.542
231.511
232.481
233.454
234.449
235.447
236.446hhhm
237.442
238.424
239.414esmog
240.374
241.348
242.343
243.294
244.283
245.277
246.276
247.257
248.257
249.242
250.230Th33nd
251.227
252.100BerndLiefert
253.86
254.72
255.43ncsrd
256.36

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.316157Micky2158078
2.289378Skjerv°y932153
3.282448gaya394149
4.262433Oegleaeg552486
5.234751aNeutrino2117375
6.197482Doc298741
7.191082rubberduckweb447770
8.183684NLS291842
9.159489LUGS279744
10.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
11.142180maq271090
12.135292SuixoFR267646
13.131389zuzzurro265694
14.113582Musiklinjenml337860
15.90627divan245313
16.72569324189
17.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
18.65307Messerjocke232653
19.42309vrfy221154
20.37615kevinquiatkowski.de218807
21.37537218768
22.31884Erlangen215942
23.30350hosgar310116
24.28025ravel214012
25.27441Mojito213720
26.22268211134
27.22183joelmx211091
28.17144ways44286
29.1593927969
30.1284326421
31.12178capapie26089
32.11218Saspiron25609
33.10489InTheMorning25244
34.104610xbad1dea25230
35.945924729
36.9428montbeliard24714
37.8885TopAssis24442
38.680423402
39.6021Bńrliner23010
40.6002MightyTree23001
41.5847hhm22923
42.447422237
43.4385WebCD22192
44.423522117
45.404822024
46.3706SUPI21853
47.3475blut21737
48.253421267
49.17732886
50.13692684
51.1042igor2521
52.708icebear742354


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.