[GSM] Geolocating

Sander Hoentjen sander at hoentjen.eu
Wed Apr 23 19:09:21 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 14:17 +0200, Marc-Olivier Barre wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Lucas Bonnet <lbonnet at bearstech.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Hello guys,
> >
> >   during one of my presentation of the Openmoko project, I mentionned
> >  the ability to know which GSM cell the Neo is connected to. This allows
> >  some approximate geolocating, provided you know the position of the GSM
> >  cells. It could be useful in an urban environment, where GPS isn't very
> >  helpful (walls, narrow streets, etc.).
> Well the key concept here is "provided you know the position of the
> GSM cells". Now, you might try to call you operators customer support
> asking them "Hi, could you send me a copy of your hardware database
> please ?", but I doubt you would get a positive answer, *if* they even
> bother to answer...

I think http://celldb.org/ is trying to solve this problem.


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