AGPS Thoughts

Al Johnson openmoko at
Tue Mar 31 22:01:03 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 31 March 2009, Helge Hafting wrote:
> 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. ;-)

In the UK they would prefer this data to be secret - see link below.

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