[Geowanking] iPhone Geolocating technology?
mnl at well.com
Tue Sep 11 17:16:56 PDT 2007
There's news today that there might be something useful here for
building iphone wifi geolocation:
http://code.google.com/p/iphone-wireless/ it looks like it's
possible to scan for an AP SSID:
ideally, if you have a db of locations of AP SSIDs then all you have to
do is scan and compare visible APs with known AP locations to determine
so the question remains, (aside from the skyhook/loki commercial db)
what is the best source of a db of geocoded wifi AP SSIDs? Drew, Is
wifimaps.com the best, current source? also, I'm wondering if anyone
has had any recent experience with the wigle db?
Drew from Zhrodague wrote:
>> Do you or any of these others publish the associated datasets, eg.
>> under Creative Commons or other open license? Seems there's a problem
>> getting critical mass of data for such efforts...
> We're releasing the wifimaps.com data under the GPL, as soon as we
> can package it into a useful format!
> The next question becomes -- what format do people want their wifi
> locations in? WFS? KML? Something made-up? Again, I'm looking for some
> kinda help on this project, as I'm in way over my head =_)
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