DISCLAIMER :: This project is dead-birth since i've found a far better, complete and mature project called Nodeshot made by the Ninux Community. I'm building a Tutorial on how to install it.
Mesh Now is a project that aims at mapping the volunteering effort in installing nodes for Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
People can rapidly see were some meshwork initiatives take place around the world, and Mesh Now allow them to notify existing nodes or their will to install one.
The service is password protected for now, because it has too much security bugs to be public. Login is "tous" and password is "toutous".
Source code is on Github.
Finding the exact position of a router
While filling a form to add a Node on Mesh Now, you need to give the exact position of the place you installed, or are willing to install, a router. This means that providing the coordinates of your street address is useless, you must identify the exact position of the router using a GPS device exactly where the router is installed.
The GPS device (here, an android phone) must be place near the exact position of the router in order to provide useful information to Mesh Now
To describe the exact position you need its geographical coordinates and its altitude
Mesh Now read coordinates with the following format: DD.DDDDDD
Altitude is provided in Meters : MM
For example, you can add a node using the following information:
Latitude: 24.666986 Longitude: 5.284423 Altitude: 52
Getting GPS position with an Android phone
In order to use an android phone to track the GPS position of your router you must install GPS Status App.
After selecting the right format in the parameters (DD.DDDDDD°), but the device as close as possible to your router and wait for GPS Status to find out its coordinates and altitude (this can take up to 10 minutes).