Future of location services on OM

Stefan Schmidt stefan at openmoko.org
Sun Jan 11 01:05:09 CET 2009


On Sat, 2009-01-10 at 07:48, Dima Kogan wrote:
> There are several free databases of GSM tower locations. I wrote a perl
> script that I run on my gta02 to query http://www.opencellid.org/ for
> the approximate tower location, and then initialize the AGPS with this
> data. Works great. The database is built from user submissions, so it's
> not complete, but it will grow.

Haven't found this one yet, looks interesting.

As you already used it you may could answer some questions the website did not
cover. What is the actual license? They write creative commans and the link
points to the project side. Is it by-sa mentioned on the website or is this for
the website content?

Are there dumps of the db or is it only available via a http query? I ask
because I would prefer to have it directly on the phone, without internet

As I said, looks like the most promising candidate so far. :)

Any chance to share your script?

Stefan Schmidt

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