Ichnaea

Ichnaea is a service to provide geolocation coordinates from other sources of data (Bluetooth, cell or WiFi networks, GeoIP, etc.). It uses both Cell-ID and Wi-Fi based positioning (WPS) approaches.

Mozilla hosts an instance of this service, called the Mozilla Location Service (MLS).

You can interact with the service in two ways:

  • If you know where you are, submit information about the radio environment to the service to increase its quality.
  • or locate yourself, based on the radio environment around you.

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Source code and license

All source code is available on GitHub under ichnaea.

The Ichnaea source code is offered under the Apache License 2.0.

About the name

In Greek mythology, Ichnaea (Ιχναίη) means “the tracker”.