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.
Table of contents¶
- User documentation
- Development/Deployment documentation
Source code and license¶
All source code is available on GitHub under ichnaea.
Ichnaea source code is offered under the Apache License 2.0.
About the name¶
In Greek mythology, Ichnaea (Ιχναίη) means “the tracker”.