Archive for the ‘Cell ID’ Category

After my previous post on OpenCellID I dug up some old work of mine which I did back in 2002: I collected GSM signal power measurements (cell ID and RXLEV values) across Vienna’s inner city district for my master’s thesis. The goal was to assess the potential accuracy that could be reached for mobile positioning […]



Just stumbled across OpenCellID : Google may still be keeping the GSM cell ID database they’re using for Google Maps for Mobile closed. In the mean time, however, Thomas Landspurg (of J2MEMap fame) has started his own, collaborative open source effort to compile a free directory of GSM cell IDs along with their geo-coordinates! There’s […]

Thanks to Paul for pointing out the new GPS-less My Location feature in Google Maps for Mobile (yet another milestone in the history of human technological evolution I would have missed due to my almost total absence from the blogosphere lately). The geek in me secretly hopes that if applications like GMM become more and […]