[kismac] Re: Mapping/GIS and other stuff?

  • From: Michael Rossberg <mick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 11:59:23 +0100

> Are there any plans to change the KisMAC mapper to use GIS data instead
> of images that have to calibrated by hand?  (I've noticed that the
> calibration tends to get "lost", and at any rate is relatively
> inaccurate unless extreme opposing corners of the map are used as
> calibration points, which isn't always practical.)

i will have to rework the whole engine sometime. GIS data would be 
cool, but i currently do not have time for this. i am very busy in 
order to support some 802.11g card soon... (Prism2 USB subsystem is on 
its way too)...

> In a similar vein, are there any plans to enable KisMAC to "merge"
> data from multiple KisMAC saved runs (_not_ the PCAP dumps, but the
> extra "metadata" attached to it, stored in the "blah.kismac" files?)
> Can this be done already, and I've simply missed something?

i has not been possible till 0.06a, but with the new subsystem it 
should be possible to program it with little effort. i ll do that on 

> In addition, on my system (PBG4 rev A/500, 1GB RAM, 10.3, Senao
> wireless card w/ MACJack driver, KisMAC 0.06a), running for awhile
> causes the GPS subsystem to shit itself with a vengeance.  When KisMAC
> is getting data directly from the GPS, this leads to a buffer overflow
> in the Keyspan driver, which causes massive system log spam.  When I
> configure it to use GPSd instead, it simply refuses to get any more GPS
> data after about 20 minutes or so, requiring a restart of KisMAC.

this is a known bug, without a fix.... and i did have time...blah 

> If there are known fixes to these problems, or some are on the way,
> then I see no reason to stir my lazy ass and I'll simply wait for them.
> If there aren't, or others have bigger fish to fry, then I'll get off
> my lazy ass and start coding.  (I've been meaning to pick a project
> and dick around with Cocoa anyway.)

help is always welcome! and if you do not wish to fix "only" bugs, 
there is lots of space for new sub projects.... the mapping function 
needs support for different map projections for an example. we need 
multiple capture sources and so on... i hope you find some time.


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