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Number of unique data sets: 18390278

Removed data sets: 81209

Contributors: 2799

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
1.359588tobixen
2.305140Micky
3.297543trackit
4.262200PE1RXQ
5.214131Doc
6.202048wmwm
7.194483hko
8.189667LUGS
9.189468TopAssis
10.179017rubberduckweb
11.166413maq
12.151202fiveoclock
13.138176SuixoFR
14.130625erzbengel
15.125129gaya
16.122511Featherdale
17.119760Emploi
18.118296Musiklinjenml
19.114126
20.111006buckelradler
21.107837sli
22.107830Sambill.de
23.104198lesley
24.103440javitronz@
25.86260fenan
26.85795Mozilla_Location_Ser
27.84306Micha
28.83720zuzzurro
29.83700radoka
30.82502matija
31.82145
32.79123Hotte
33.69576sbm
34.68542n76
35.66489VirtaNet
36.66175migimedia=>turboecon
37.63790Russia
38.61788
39.60755vsk
40.59835tobhaeg
41.59357Dade
42.57834pablopb
43.56871DJaeger
44.56783
45.55543
46.52230sim6
47.49544www.vanheusden.com
48.47137Leipzig
49.46688capt
50.45582mormel
51.45193
52.42253
53.39849
54.39634
55.39499Lori_Jackrabbit
56.37177n76
57.34208esja
58.33432
59.31953js
60.31250Romist72
61.30291merlin65537
62.28760madez
63.28177smoe
64.27783snow21
65.27391Erlangen
66.27217ZamWlanMapper
67.27190Phrost
68.26780Crowdsourcing
69.26232Phrost
70.26014Pethronella99
71.25530wagmic
72.24938
73.23423Jockel
74.23031yvit
75.22844kevinquiatkowski.de
76.22351GRISuSI
77.22290Danw33
78.22080startpage.com
79.22032MissParker
80.21990ways
81.21261BAL
82.20876mpi
83.20627Gaya
84.20267GS-alk
85.19953
86.19859
87.18709Kirby
88.18486
89.17801Pethronella99
90.17579BerndLiefert
91.17556aka47
92.17547Oxy
93.17383CaptainSlackbladder
94.17076Mikrobi
95.16346karlox
96.162873Fingersalut
97.16235RubberJackal
98.16171Eric
99.15138
100.14988
101.14670Leipzig
102.14642razvanvg
103.14364
104.14337
105.14008
106.13867Zero
107.13836uniras
108.13656www.shareAir.net
109.13434
110.13326
111.13261versat
112.12695
113.12422BeSeTop5
114.12210hosgar
115.12056dogecoin4lyfe
116.11634k-
117.11552[G00F]
118.11240Ereignishorizont
119.11181
120.11094Osterhase
121.10958h3n
122.10538
123.10490Finevrie
124.9775JMC
125.9413MuSeTop5
126.9286AndrewBuck
127.9230
128.9224Tasman
129.9150
130.8974
131.8722
132.8294
133.8172Johnny1984
134.8099Razmous
135.7858Chaosdorf
136.7812Bärliner
137.7765
138.7720migimedia=>turboecon
139.7644
140.7445
141.7256buckelradler
142.7232
143.7120wagmic
144.7104
145.7021
146.6990
147.6528
148.6504
149.5961
150.5875jacobbraeutigam
151.5754Otti38
152.5751
153.5738MBeckers
154.5661
155.5489
156.5413manolollr
157.5215
158.4956hosgar
159.4926thegoppp
160.4731
161.4719nazzag
162.4364
163.4286BerndLiefert
164.4217Komzpa
165.4206ghost
166.4176
167.4123[tmlMap]
168.4115manwholikestothink
169.4100uRfu1zW3aK
170.4043
171.4025Trisquel-user
172.3656
173.3639Eric
174.3568Pethronella99
175.3556info4everyone
176.3502Verrukta
177.3500MuSeTop5
178.3473vellen
179.3357Featherdale
180.3191
181.3182
182.3144MissParker
183.3120
184.3061
185.2994Finkregh
186.2988fenan
187.2979Featherdale
188.2953varlet
189.2818VirtaNet.fi
190.2797CokeFever
191.2770Jack
192.2762Wutzofant
193.2731
194.2704
195.2673
196.2671
197.2620matija
198.2444
199.2388DOC1
200.2361XcinnaY
201.2329
202.2268
203.2207XcinnaY
204.2172
205.2147YtvwlD
206.2144CristipercuBärliner
207.2125
208.2102Ma_Top5
209.2097FrankfurterBub
210.2079
211.2039tobhaeg
212.2017ark
213.2010Pethronella99
214.1975
215.1969
216.1933tobhaeg
217.1916BeSeTop5
218.1875Pethronella99
219.1861hko
220.1848
221.1820
222.1802
223.1789
224.1750tobhaeg
225.1694
226.1651YtvwlD
227.1641
228.1613BerndLiefert2
229.1593
230.1574DarkIce
231.1559
232.1408tobhaeg
233.1399
234.1380tobhaeg
235.1336
236.1281
237.1279Cerritus
238.1278tobhaeg
239.1267tobhaeg
240.1243
241.1239tobhaeg
242.1227pab
243.1225tobhaeg
244.1223
245.1206
246.1204tobhaeg
247.1192
248.1190
249.1167bandor
250.1158
251.1141JEL
252.1141
253.1136gggggg
254.1129
255.1116
256.1106
257.1077Lionet
258.1073[G00F]
259.1041
260.1039n76
261.1017hko
262.1010tobhaeg
263.989
264.986Fluse
265.978
266.973benst
267.962
268.962MBeckers
269.957BerndLiefert
270.945
271.938
272.927Johnny1984
273.915
274.899tobhaeg
275.884
276.859MBeckers
277.853
278.826
279.787
280.784
281.763
282.761Emploi
283.754
284.728BerndLiefert
285.723DarkIce
286.723Katzenbieber
287.709Tobinator
288.696hko
289.690
290.683hko
291.666
292.648
293.646mecki77
294.646BerndLiefert
295.642
296.641
297.640
298.636
299.634DarkIce
300.607hko
301.594
302.593Ma_Top5
303.591pablopb
304.576paulbsd
305.549
306.544tobhaeg
307.542
308.527
309.518
310.480bionictrip
311.477
312.476
313.476BerndLiefert
314.468hko
315.442orzm
316.434
317.433
318.411mecki77
319.410
320.388
321.380
322.376
323.375
324.370
325.363
326.351
327.341
328.335
329.329634F2E9C64FF
330.324
331.312
332.309mecki77
333.304
334.304hko
335.294
336.287
337.279
338.277joker35
339.276tobhaeg
340.270hko
341.267
342.256
343.252
344.252
345.246tobhaeg
346.234Lori_Jackrabbit
347.232
348.229YtvwlD
349.204Baam!
350.203YtvwlD
351.180
352.174taranarmo
353.170
354.169
355.165Netzfreiheit.org
356.148mecki77
357.143
358.138BerndLiefert
359.133BerndLiefert
360.128YtvwlD
361.119
362.118Cris88
363.115tobhaeg
364.111pab
365.101hko
366.98hko
367.94makss-damage.net
368.93
369.89
370.82tobhaeg
371.80orzm
372.75
373.71
374.65CokeFever
375.60hko
376.52tobhaeg
377.48hko
378.48
379.46Lionet
380.38LUGS
381.37DJaeger
382.35
383.35BAL
384.33mecki77
385.29BerndLiefert
386.28

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.320181Micky2160090
2.282708Skjervøy835338
3.271442Oegleaeg554288
4.247216Gaya382405
5.234751aNeutrino2117375
6.217725Doc372575
7.207615LUGS369205
8.203362rubberduckweb450840
9.188444NLS294222
10.184437migimedia=>turboecon361479
11.168924maq284462
12.149299zuzzurro274649
13.144601SuixoFR272300
14.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
15.122542Musiklinjenml340847
16.100481divan333493
17.72569324189
18.69307VirtaNet234653
19.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
20.66566Messerjocke233283
21.42309vrfy221154
22.38945kevinquiatkowski.de219472
23.37537218768
24.34150Erlangen217075
25.32832hosgar310944
26.29946MuSeTop564991
27.28025ravel214012
28.27441Mojito213720
29.25443ways46360
30.25254Pethronella9946313
31.22268211134
32.22183joelmx211091
33.1942029710
34.1284326421
35.12178capapie26089
36.11218Saspiron25609
37.10489InTheMorning25244
38.104610xbad1dea25230
39.10072Bärliner33357
40.973324866
41.966524832
42.945924729
43.9428montbeliard24714
44.8885TopAssis24442
45.680423402
46.6002MightyTree23001
47.5847hhm22923
48.447422237
49.4385WebCD22192
50.423522117
51.404822024
52.3706SUPI21853
53.3475blut21737
54.2931DarkIce3977
55.2862CokeFever21431
56.2695Fluse4673
57.253421267
58.17732886
59.13692684
60.1042igor2521
61.8222411
62.8082404
63.708icebear742354


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.