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Using Mozilla Location services, log location vs. time using WiFi or convert to KML.

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Mozilla Location Services from Python

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Uses command line access to WiFi information in a short, simple Mozilla Location Services with Wifi from Python. The command line programs used to access WiFi inforamtion include:

Note that a similar service with better accuracy is available from Google. Let us know if you're interested.


python -m pip install -e .



Returns dict() containing lat lng accuracy N BSSIDs heard. In urban areas, accuracy ~ 5 - 100 meters.

convert to KML

Display logged data in Google Earth or other KML viewer after converting from CSV to KML:

python in.log out.kml

which uses

pip install simplekml

Note that your time MUST be in ISO 8601 format or some KML reading programs such as Google Earth will just show a blank file. E.g.



Would like to add Bluetooth beacons.


Raspberry Pi 3 / 4 / Zero W

Debian comes without NetworkManager by default. Be careful as you lose Wifi password etc. by this procedure

  1. Install network manager and remove the old
    apt install network-manager
    apt purge dhcpcd5
  2. upon reboot, try
    nmcli dev wifi list
    you should see several wifi access points and signal.
  3. try the MLS geolocation program above.

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