• m posted an update in the group Group logo of BC Wireless ObservatoryBC Wireless Observatory 1 year, 3 months ago

    http://www.openwlanmap.org/ OpenWLANMap is a free alternative project comparing to similar commercial offers. It provides a general database with WLANs and their exact position. Me thinks we should send them a copy of our database. We’re almost @ 400K networks seen in the BC Wireless Observatory!

  • m posted an update in the group Group logo of BC Wireless ObservatoryBC Wireless Observatory 1 year, 10 months ago

    Added frequency range parameters to the observatory

  • Ivan posted an update in the group Group logo of BC Wireless ObservatoryBC Wireless Observatory 2 years, 2 months ago

    Any way we can get the frequency displayed when clicking on an AP? Would be nice to see what frequency it is operating on. Likewise, clicking on a certain point to see which frequency is most used in the surrounding area or perhaps a wifi heat map for various things (i.e band, manufacturer, IBSS vs BSS).

    Vancouver is getting pretty densely…[Read more]

    • agreed, I could see it as compared to an alternative way to visualize the data so as to lessen the load on the browser, colour map per frequency would be cool, kind of like how you have a colour disc on each of the larger numbers indicating density, and indicating green open vs orange wep etc. also when you click on a point it can show it’s…[Read more]

    • Hi Ivan. Great ideas, I’ll see what I can do about them. I was experimenting with some heatmap code but found the image generation was overly expensive CPU wise. There are other layers being added to the map as well including link tests and images from the gallery. I need to refactor the mapping code to better work in the layered concept,…[Read more]

      • Just a brief follow up – the channel and frequency is now listed on network details. Kinda neat to see Shaw Open using 5 GHz ;)

        I am thinking about adding some other visual indicator as to the band in use. Maybe different shades, but I’m not sure how well that would scale if anyone ever starts scanning other bands besides 2.4 and 5.x.

  • m posted an update in the group Group logo of BC Wireless ObservatoryBC Wireless Observatory 2 years, 4 months ago

    Some new features in the Observatory: Ability to search by SSID and BSSID (network name and ”MAC address” of the node), and colour coded markers for WEP/WPA/Open nodes along with a unique marker for IBSS (typically adhoc) networks. Also changed the zoom level for marker clustering so individual markers should be visible at lower zoom levels.

    • I have noticed on the map it shows a cluster of node pins overlapping and when any of the overlapping pin markers are clicked they all spin out into a pinwheel to make it easier to visualize – I really appreciate this.

  • Mike posted an update in the group Group logo of BC Wireless ObservatoryBC Wireless Observatory 2 years, 4 months ago

    on my mapping drives I’ve made a point of stopping in along the way to more major parks just to see what the service levels are like or if anything can be seen, guess the flip side is seeing what places are devoid of wireless not viewed as a dead zone but rather a haven ;-) heheh

  • Congrats everyone.. 45,000+ AP’s in just a few days with just a handful of people!!

    I’m just wondering if there are any locations in particular that *should* be mapped or if people have requests.

    • I’m interested in Community Centers and other public recreation facilities (parks, etc)