GSM Tower Location and GPS

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at
Wed Jun 25 03:07:25 CEST 2008

Am Mi  25. Juni 2008 schrieb Joseph Reeves:
> > Here's another idea: Record signal strength and position information for
> > generating a coverage map. We can record tower code, signal strength, and
> > phone location. This information could be used with the Open Street Map 
> > to generate a real-world coverage map. This could also be useful during an
> > emergency in a remote area. Instead of just knowing where the towers are I
> > could look at the coverage map generated from other users.
> I used to run SMan on an old Symbian phone of mine; it displayed this
> sort of data (tower code, signal strength, etc) if you pushed a few
> buttons. I always wanted a GSM wardriving application that would
> record this data + GPS details for map production later.
Those apps existing for ~10 years now ;-)

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