[New software] openBmap logger (GSM positioning)

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Sat Feb 21 22:45:40 CET 2009

Olivier Migeot wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Timo Juhani Lindfors
> <timo.lindfors at iki.fi> wrote:
>> There are many creative commons licenses, some are permit commercial
>> use, some don't.
> If you go one click further, you'd discover that the said "Creative
> Commons" licence chosed by OpenCellID is :
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
> So it should be ok for openbmap guys. That could explain the thing
> about "merging" both databases. Any "official" insight on this? I've
> been collecting cell information for a few weeks, with some home-made
> script, and I'd like to know where I should commit them to.

Please please forgive me if I'm wrong. I put my hand up and say I am not 
an expert in this area and COULD BE WRONG.

opencellid has A LOT of data for the UK. In fact it wouldn't surprise me 
if this was all the towers.

Due to a load of people being scared of phone masts and radiation etc, 
the uk body in charge of radio stuff etc. OFCOM, made available on this 
pretty much all the locations of all the cell towers...

I'm not sure how that information is licenced.. I have seen discussions 
about this before I think but I can't remember where... it could have 
been OSM related.

Obviously the issue would be opencellid integrating unclearls licenced data.

Before you reply:

STOP. As I said before, I may well be wrong!

Happy Hacking,


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