[clug] Free WiFi Geolocation data (was GPS, GIS, GTS, SDI and FOSS)

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Mar 2 20:13:01 MST 2011

On 03/03/11 12:58, Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
> OpenBmap is the project you're looking for. http://www.openbmap.org Does
> wifi and mobile phone cells. They have client apps to submit data for
> Android, WinCE and Openmoko but the API is easy enough to write more clients
> for. Using that data to derive location is more experimental. There are
> SQLite downloads for each county but then you have to triangulate.
> I did start writing a drop in replacement of the Google location API web
> service that you can easily change the URL of in Firefox. Perhaps should
> clean it up and contribute back ;)
> On 03/03/2011 10:49 AM, "Robert Edwards"<bob at cs.anu.edu.au>  wrote:

Thanks Alex! That's the one I'm looking for! I'm so glad I asked the
collective wisdom of this list.


Bob Edwards.

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