Open WLAN Map Public Data Visualizer (owmpdv)
So, you are an Open WLAN Map contributor. You drive or walk around capturing WiFi MAC addresses with associated GPS data. You then upload it to the public database. You stop doing it for a while, or live in a large or confusing area. These leads to the questions of what have you done? What have others done?
You will need to use the owmdb2gsdb.py script by myself to convert the Open WLAN Map public database into smaller, easier to use, files. Copy the gsdb directory (not just the files) into the same directory as the HTML and code found in this project.
In index.html, you will need to edit the following string to be suitable for your installation: 'var url = "http://web_server_fqdn/path_to_owmpdv/get_local_ap.php?";'
Other variables of interest in index.html are minimum_zoom_display and maximum_zoom_prune.
- Understand, there is no time/date stamps in the public database, so you can only see what hasn't been done.
- You cannot see what is old and needs to be redone.
- If there are streets without known WiFi APs, it may not be because the street hasn't been done, but that there are none detected or present.
- You can scroll around the same way you would on a normal web map.
If you are wanting to change icons, etc. I believe the code is straightforward. If in doubt, see documentation at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenLayers_Dynamic_POI.
The icons found here were part of the example at http://sandbox.freemap.sk/dynamic_poi/ on which some of this project were based. Those icons are licensed as CC-BY-SA 2.0.