Playing with the Personal Stats

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Postby Phlik » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm

I was interested to see the extent to which the area/time I was collecting were "new" . To look at this I plotted the top 1,000's (based on total WiFi seen) WiFi seen versus "New to Wigle".

If over 61% of WiFi seen are "new" to Wigle that user is on the high side of the regression line and more likely to be collecting in a "new" area/time period. (lots of caveats!...)

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Plotting total WiFi seen versus total Cellular seen might tell something about the WiFi density versus cellular in the area / time of collection. Some more variation on this and accepting some only collect one or the other.

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Plotting the Cellular discovered might provide another way at looking the uniqueness of your survey in the area/time of cllection. Again more variation.

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This gets messy when you take account that people are collecting over a long period of time and different areas - I just wanted a high level and easy to produce view.


There's got to be some great insights to come out of using this rich data source?

Postby arkasha » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:36 pm

Cool visualizations!

It would be really neat to distill these down to simple metrics people could use to compare "newness" and add that figure to the stats page - I've often been surprised by my low percentage "new" points vs. overall seen I have vs. other stumblers at my ranking... I feel like there's a cool "moneyball" style stat here that would allow people to compare "freshness of data" trends over time!

cheers,

-ark

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