[openBmap] New cells visualisation interface on the website (beta)

Onen onen.om at free.fr
Sat Jul 25 18:00:13 CEST 2009


Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com 
>     is there any work to get this data into the osm database? i assume the
>     license is compatible? it would be great to get existing cells
>     rendered on an alternative tile set, cache them for viewing in
>     tangogps and see where the blank spots are, to know where needs
>     collecting.
> If we could get all the average points for a network/country/region as 
> KML, it wouldn't be too hard to convert them into tangogps POIs 
> (although then you'd have alot of POIs).

What would be the purpose of displaying the average position?

> Is there any work underway into opening/fixing the API?

What API?
What is not open?
What needs to be fixed?

  This new map
> gets the average position given the 4 cellid attributes and that's the 
> kind of information I could really use. Or could we at least get 
> regularly updated zip files of KML for all the cell zones split by 
> country/MCC? 

We have a zip file containing all the sql statements to build a sqllite 
file containing the positions of the cells (plus some more info). This 
is what I have been using for my D-Bus location service prototype on the 
phone, and what I will start with for my D-Bus location service.

The sql statements are already divided by country.

If you really need the KML of the cells, then we can see how to provide 

(I'd feel guilty ripping them from the site using wget)

Why do you want to come to this? ;-)


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