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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.

Install

python -m pip install -e .

Usage

python MozLoc.py

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 csv2kml.py 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.

2016-07-24T12:34:56

TODO

Would like to add Bluetooth beacons.

Notes

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
    
    reboot
  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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