|On this page I try to make an inventory of the locations GSM masts.
The mobile operators keep the locations of GSM masts a secret. Every GSM
mast sends its Cell ID, and it is possible to read this Cell ID of the
nearest-by mast on your GSM. By gathering these Cell IDs with accompanying
locations and by putting them into a database, it should be possible to
read out your current location on your GSM. With this information it is
possible to make location based applications using your GSM.
How can YOU co-operate?
Note down the Cell ID of your GSM together with the accompanying location
(address / postcode / railway-station/ metro-station / highway-exit / GPS-lokation)
and add this in the Cell ID-database of your country.
Currently these countries are gathering Cell IDs:
NL The Netherlands
if your country is not listed and you would like to join this effort
for your country, please send me (janus @ liebregts.nl) an email.
That's all! To add Cell IDs follow the link 'voeg Cell ID toe'
How do I read the Cell ID out of my GSM?
Other methods to gather Cell IDs:
Netmonitor gives the possibility to generate logfiles (even with GPS-information).
me (janus @ liebregts.nl) these logfiles, so I can convert them to the
Nokia: read with netmonitor (activate from logomanager)
menu 11, the number behind CID .
Sagem: in the menu press * (this is monitor mode 1) find ou your
imei code, forget of this the first 6 digits and the last digit. You will
keep 8 digits left. Input it as if it was a telephonenumber *12345678 a
press OK (12345678 is ofcourse the stripped imei) Again go to monitor mode
and see your network. (this is monitormode 2) also look at the Sagem
Maxon MN-1: With code *#9911#
The display shows 'L1 Debug on'. With the same code you swith this off again.
Google Maps with My Location
Dutch National Antenne-agency
GSM-antennes in Breda,NL and surroundings
Peter Hunt's GSM Network Information
and GSM-masts in Zoetermeer, NL
and network codes by country
Peter Buijsman's searchable
list of GSM networks
in mobiele communicatie netwerken
P's UK GSM & UMTS Pages
GSM Activity by location