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Number of unique data sets: 17396578

Removed data sets: 71659

Contributors: 2549

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
1.345006tobixen
2.304031Micky
3.285560trackit
4.231889PE1RXQ
5.201625Doc
6.191867hko
7.186081wmwm
8.174861TopAssis
9.172350rubberduckweb
10.162849maq
11.160940LUGS
12.155445
13.151202fiveoclock
14.144561kb3ien
15.137267SuixoFR
16.129219erzbengel
17.125129gaya
18.116657Emploi
19.115648Featherdale
20.111033Musiklinjenml
21.111006buckelradler
22.105280
23.102657lesley
24.98583javitronz@
25.98572Sambill.de
26.96913sli
27.85427
28.85295fenan
29.82089Micha
30.81805radoka
31.80575matija
32.77663zuzzurro
33.71438
34.67197Wutzofant
35.66937n76
36.66120migimedia=>turboecon
37.66016TVirtanen
38.65579zuzzurro
39.62811sbm
40.62682Fre
41.60434
42.58210Russia
43.54265
44.51210
45.47137Leipzig
46.46045DJaeger
47.44336www.vanheusden.com
48.43484
49.43397capt
50.41068
51.40354pablopb
52.39518
53.38622Lori_Jackrabbit
54.36591
55.33294taranarmo
56.33068esja
57.30525js
58.28776merlin65537
59.26833Erlangen
60.26744mormel
61.26322Romist72
62.26279klondike
63.25867
64.25700Mimir
65.25697Crowdsourcing
66.25431wagmic
67.25379Pethronella99
68.24309limago
69.22562kevinquiatkowski.de
70.22235GRISuSI
71.21755
72.21548MissParker
73.21418Jockel
74.21276adriank
75.21137smoe
76.21009ways
77.20876mpi
78.20475BAL
79.19953
80.19163Hotte
81.19093
82.18629
83.18509
84.18380yvit
85.18264Schnuff
86.18215NLS
87.18214GS-alk
88.17998
89.17750
90.17556aka47
91.16210CaptainSlackbladder
92.155893Fingersalut
93.15490Komzpa
94.15221karlox
95.15201RubberJackal
96.15178Phrost
97.15084BerndLiefert
98.14489razvanvg
99.14473
100.14400gotha
101.14239
102.14006
103.13584www.shareAir.net
104.13354
105.12553startpage.com
106.12274n2j3
107.12210hosgar
108.11706versat
109.11552[G00F]
110.11003
111.10891Ereignishorizont
112.10802zobi8225
113.10554
114.10444
115.10424
116.10329Osterhase
117.10144dogecoin4lyfe
118.10054
119.9967Kaiser
120.9720kitsis
121.9522h3n
122.9379Zorak
123.9036Kara_HL
124.8968
125.8957JMC
126.8773Tasman
127.8495
128.8288f6
129.8084
130.7812Bärliner
131.7765
132.7703Xrgwt
133.7560
134.7556Razmous
135.7373
136.7266Helping
137.7250
138.7232
139.7133
140.7129
141.7046
142.7035
143.6959AndrewBuck
144.6425SuixoFR
145.6381
146.5618
147.5386
148.5149
149.5055
150.4731
151.4618migimedia=>turboecon
152.4430nazzag
153.4297
154.4260thegoppp
155.4221
156.4119
157.4043
158.3851manolollr
159.3749
160.3724Winston
161.3638
162.3484juanda
163.3455
164.3437
165.3418christopheraue
166.3228boz
167.3216
168.3196
169.3153Verrukta
170.3012
171.2946Otti38
172.2918
173.2591
174.2406
175.2402
176.2389Cerritus
177.2347
178.2308
179.2243
180.2213
181.2125
182.2093
183.1982
184.1975
185.1936
186.1885
187.1875DOC1
188.1816
189.1592Many-as-One
190.1545
191.1469hgfluf
192.1437
193.1407
194.1281
195.1279
196.1263
197.1243
198.1223
199.1215
200.1190
201.1133
202.1125
203.1106
204.1085
205.1064
206.1006
207.9771567345898
208.872
209.833
210.768
211.632
212.594
213.521
214.518
215.511
216.502
217.454
218.446hhhm
219.446
220.442
221.432m86
222.424
223.423
224.414esmog
225.380
226.370
227.335
228.324
229.292
230.286
231.283
232.277
233.252
234.246
235.242
236.227
237.221
238.151
239.100BerndLiefert
240.80limago
241.62ncsrd

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.319072Micky2159536
2.282708Skjervøy835338
3.266248Oegleaeg553249
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.226589Gaya2113294
6.204706Doc368235
7.194690rubberduckweb448672
8.188444NLS294222
9.178850LUGS289425
10.177126migimedia=>turboecon288563
11.165360maq282680
12.143692SuixoFR271846
13.143242zuzzurro271621
14.143004JakJedziesz.pl347668
15.115279Musiklinjenml338426
16.96528divan248264
17.72569324189
18.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
19.65801Messerjocke232900
20.42309vrfy221154
21.38663kevinquiatkowski.de219331
22.37537218768
23.33592Erlangen216796
24.31562hosgar310520
25.28025ravel214012
26.27441Mojito213720
27.24462ways46115
28.22268211134
29.22183joelmx211091
30.1843829219
31.1284326421
32.12178capapie26089
33.11218Saspiron25609
34.10489InTheMorning25244
35.104610xbad1dea25230
36.945924729
37.9428montbeliard24714
38.907324536
39.8885TopAssis24442
40.7928Bärliner23964
41.680423402
42.6002MightyTree23001
43.5847hhm22923
44.458922294
45.447422237
46.4385WebCD22192
47.423522117
48.404822024
49.3706SUPI21853
50.3475blut21737
51.253421267
52.17732886
53.13692684
54.1042igor2521
55.708icebear742354


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.