AGPS Thoughts

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at
Tue Mar 31 11:38:12 CEST 2009

Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> Sebastian Hammerl <list-openmoko at> 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 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. ;-)

Helge Hafting

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