[kismac] Mapping/GPS is really cool

  • From: Robert Peirce <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 10:14:21 -0400

I had not tried this before, but I was picking up two weak signals on vacation in Virginia and wanted to try to locate them. I downloaded a 1 mile X 1 mile local map from Route 66 and loaded it in. Then I connected my TripNav GPS and set two waypoints. Bingo! There were the sites clearly marked!

I had been very curious about how this works, I now see that the two waypoints set the internal scale for the map, which makes it possible to locate wi-fi sites. I still don't know how it can figure out location from just one angle, but it seems to work.

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