helge.hafting at hist.no
Tue Mar 31 11:38:12 CEST 2009
Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> Sebastian Hammerl <list-openmoko at omoco.de> writes:
>> 1.) anyone knows a was to get the coordinates of area codes?
> Openstreetmap has postal codes but not telephone area codes. Can you
> map postal codes to telephone area codes?
>> 2.) anyone wants to try to code something in this direction?
> Wouldn't it be much easier to just improve opencellid.org so that at
> least all lac's are covered?
Have someone tried writing to telcos, asking them to contribute
the positions for their cells? This is very little work for them, and
could be marketed as a "cool move". Not only for openmoko owners, anyone
can use opencellID information.
The info cannot be considered very "secret", seeing that O2 already
broadcast such stuff. Or for Germans, ask them if they can provide the
same kind of location service so you won't have to switch to O2. ;-)
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