OpenBmap: choosing a network for a tour

Onen at
Mon Sep 13 22:45:55 CEST 2010

Hi Florian,

thanks for your help!

Well Nick, who is the person behind the website and the cell display, is 
not following this list. If you want to get in touch with him, I 
recommend to post a message on our sourceforge site.

What I have in mind on the client side, would be to use OSM maps, 
downloaded for your area before, for example, and to be able to display 
colored segments of roads which have measures. This way, it would allow 
to know if a part of a street needs to be covered regarding the 
displayed networks.

Another possibly simpler approach is your proposal. To color globally 
the map, with lower intensity meaning less measures in that area (if I 
have understood you correctly).

But for the client, this is only at thinking stage, no work is ongoing 
on that point. Back to your initial thoughts about the website, I would 
recommend to get in touch with Nick.

Hope this helps,


On 09/13/2010 03:29 PM, Florian Schlichting wrote:
> Hi,
> I have several SIM cards from different networks. When planning a tour,
> I wonder which one to use for logging cells (in order for the log to be
> most generally useful). The cell display on the openbmap website is good
> but far from perfect (I can never be sure to actually see all the cells,
> no empty area may actually be an empty area), and it's not really suited
> to comparing networks.
> Anybody have any idea, or enough knowledge on how to hack up something
> suitable? I'm thinking of something like a colour overlay for OSM, where
> the color would indicate the network with least coverage (from my choice
> of networks), and the color intensity indicating the number of known
> cells covering that spot...
> Florian
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