As wireless groups grow in size a number, many people have implemented their own node database, ususally with a mapping system. This is a place to keep track of these projects to keep from reinventing the wheel. --DonPark
Personal Telco's node db/mapping project. open to all.
Global Access Wireless Database
Interesting angle, they show a map of the nodes with no underlying topographical or political map. It does bypass the issue of where to get good map data.
There's nowhere to get good free map data in Europe. the London Free Map project is trying to implement something that can be used as a base map context for consume / other UK wireless projects. American GIS hackers really don't appreciate how lucky they are ;P
A prototype nodedb/map service plugging into the Free Map project, now with just a Landsat base map layer
Boingo, a commercial venture, keeps a list of public access nodes.
Current node map for Seattle Wireless. Judging from their Node Map Wiki Page, they aren't too happy with their solution and are considering rolling their own. --TomOffermann
NodeDB.com's software was based upon brismesh's software, with major revisions to the internal math functions and removal of all needed external binaries, covers to date 430 locations, with many countries and areas world wide covered.
Software was originally based upon brismesh's software, with major revisions to the internal math functions and removal of all needed external binaries, covers to date 430 regions and 8100 locations, with many countries and areas world wide covered.
We at http://wigle.net love to indiscriminantly catalog APs We generate maps from census bureau data for any county in the US, and have java, windows, mac OSX and web-based clients which download and renders points on the scrollable, zoomable MapPacks. We currently have over three million points worldwide, and it's growing fast. The more data the better...
Wigle done better, with much more of an Open Source GIS angle (though the wifimaps glue is not source available) - again, a node scanner rather than a node owner metadata database.