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$200 maps of wireless points

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:16 pm
by bobzilla

These guys are charging $75 - $200 for maps of wifi points. Somewhat goofy.

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:21 pm
by Guest
not only that...the client has to run netstumbler and drive the area, then send this guy their .ns1 file, then he charges 75 bucks to plot it...umm...

under no circumstances...

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:23 pm
by arkasha
...should we inform their clients that they can just download JiGLE/DiGLE and load up a stumble for *interactive* mapping.

i guess it's value-added that they draw big, meaningless circles around the triangulated location, suggesting an unrealistic coverage pattern? i guess that gets done a lot.

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:02 pm
by SuperGeek
Personally I like the way that I do it a little better. I use netstumbler to get the waypoint database, then I convert the summary output with GPSBabel to a GPX format and then open that with ExpertGPS, which has a live internet satellite picture database. It's actually pretty quick to do. Here's a local map of my area. The only thing is that ExpertGPS cannot have more than 1 waypoint (SSID in this case) with the same name so it adds a "/number" to the SSID, so that an SSID of "Wireless" may look like "Wireless/245" if it were the 246th time that SSID was in the file.


Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:45 pm
by beakmyn
You can use my program for free

of if you insist I'll create a sliding fee scale based on the type of output and per byte processing fee.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:16 pm
by hratch
how much to print out my entire stumble log on a state by state basis? :)

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:43 pm
by whitedice
how much to print out my entire stumble log on a state by state basis? :)
I'll give ya $20 to see a map of "only found by hratch". I'm curious to see where all you have been. I'm also curious as to who you are travelling on tour with for that matter.