Future of location services on OM

Stefan Schmidt stefan at openmoko.org
Sun Jan 11 01:07:09 CET 2009


On Sat, 2009-01-10 at 11:09, Jim Ancona wrote:
> https://wigle.net/ is a database of Wifi access points, compiled by
> wardrivers who collect Wifi location data as a hobby. As I read the
> license (http://wigle.net/eula.html), anyone who signs up for an
> account can access the database free for personal use. So each phone
> user would have to enter his or her account login into the phone, but
> then would have access to Lat/Long info for almost 16 million APs all
> over the world. The do provide an HTTP query facility to look up
> lat/long by BSSID.

At least for me the requirements are a killer. Need to register, only private
use, only available through a data connection. May be different for others but
I'm not in favour of such restrictions.

Stefan Schmidt

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