Friday, July 30, 2010

Seems like every house has WiFi now

A great application for Android is WarDrive. It records the GPS location of wireless networks it sees and exports the data as KML which can be viewed in Google Earth.

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That's part of my bus ride home.

If you zoom in there's almost a 1:1 ratio of homes to networks.

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Green dots are open networks, yellow are WEP and red are WPA2. I love some of the names, there's lots of Netgear and linksys but a few funny ones like "baby killer".

Aside from exporting to KML, Wardrive can upload to Wigle which is a fun site if lacking in internationalisation.

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