Color legend for the Interactive Map?

Suggestions for WiGLE/JiGLE/DiGLE

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Howabout adding a color legend to the interactive map to indicate the range of colors for the discovered access points? I see all hues of red to green on the map, but no indication of what they mean...

- Tom

Postby bobzilla » Thu May 31, 2007 11:53 pm

i added a simple text legend

Postby tculler » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:23 am

'nuff said. Purple/yellow was a bonus.

- Tom

Postby KH » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:09 am

i added a simple text legend
Nice, but when do I get a 'close view'? Even zoomed in completely I see blue dots.
Sample: ... 6748962402

Postby Dutch » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:31 pm

i added a simple text legend
Nice, but when do I get a 'close view'? Even zoomed in completely I see blue dots.
Sample: ... 9624That02
Thats because you are located outside the US.
The legend description bobzilla added for the zoomed in area, is only valid for the US, where the map has vector data available.


Postby KH » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:30 pm

i added a simple text legend
Nice, but when do I get a 'close view'? Even zoomed in completely I see blue dots.
Thats because you are located outside the US.
Ah. Too bad we in always-pay-for-map-data-land miss on this (it looks quite good in 'your' parts of the world). Maybe that openstreetmap project will eventually help in this matter.
I'm outside USA, (most Homo sapiens are).

A legend showing the meaning of the colors does not have to be on the map itself. It could be a link from the main page with text like "Legend".

As well as the meaning of the colors of the dots on the map, it would be really handy to have a legend explaining what the various security settings (AuthModes) mean: [ESS], [WPA2-?], [WPS-PBC], [WPA2-EAP-CCMP-preauth], [WPA-PSK-TKIP+CCMP], [WPA-PSK-CCMP], [WPS], [WPA2-EAP-CCMP], etc. Some are obvious, others are not. For example I don't know what [ESS] means, or CCMP, or PBC.

Cheers, Mark.
This was a very old thread, we now put our map tiles on top of Google or Open Street maps worldwide. There is also a legend on the web maps page in the lower right corner:
* wide view: purple less dense, yellow more dense
* close view: red wifi low QoS, green wifi high QoS, blue cell tower
-bobzilla - just a little bit

Postby MDofPerth » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:07 am

Thanks Bobzilla.

Can you also tell me what [ESS] means, and CCMP, and PBC and WPA2-? and -preauth, mean in the scan data that the Wigle Android client reports.

Cheers, MD.
these are actually the values reported from android's

Code: Select all

Thanks uthu.

What might be valuable then is to construct a list of these and make it available on the Wigle website.
I hereby volunteer to collect as many of those that I can and post them back to this forum.
If I miss any perhaps others can fill in the gaps.
If we end up with a useful list it could be considered for one of the information pages, or perhaps part of the app, or even as a legend.

Cheers, Mark

Postby uhtu » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:04 am

fwiw, they look to be taken directly from wpa_supplicant.

CCMP is Counter Cipher Mode Protocol
PBC is Push Button Configuration for WPS, etc.
1. The Android code that supplies the 'capabilities' field appears to be[v.r.m]/
I need to do a bit more digging to see if that source code will reveal how the capabilities are interpreted into the strings we see.

2. For a wide range of acronyms in this space, see the 'RFC Editor Abbreviations List' - ... ansion.txt

3. Here are a few I've collected since my last post. Many of these are in the Capabilities list (some are just related). I'm sure there's more.

ESS - Extended service set / IEEE 802.11 Infrastructure mode - ... ervice_set
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy -
WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access -
WPA2 - Wi-Fi Protected Access, version 2 -
WPS - Wi-Fi Protected Setup -
    PBC - Push Button Configuration (for WPS) -
    PIN - Personal Identification Number (for WPS) -
WIPS - Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems - ... ion_system
WIDS - Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems - ... ion_system

EAP - Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) - RFC 3748 / RFC 5247 - ... n_Protocol
    EAP-TLS - EAP Transport Layer Security - RFC 5216
    EAP-MD5 - EAP MD5 Hash function - RFC 2284
    EAP-POTP - EAP Protected One-Time Password - RFC 4793
    EAP-PSK - EAP Pre-Shared Key - RFC 4764
    EAP-TTLS - EAP Tunneled Transport Layer Security - RFC 5281
    EAP-IKEv2 - EAP Internet Key Exchange protocol, version 2 - RFC 5106
    EAP-FAST - EAP Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling - RFC 4851
    EAP-SIM - EAP GSM Subscriber Identity Module - RFC 4186
    EAP-AKA - EAP Authentication and Key Agreement - RFC 4187
    EAP-AKA' - Variant of variant of EAP-AKA - RFC 5448
    EAP-GTC - EAP Generic Token Card - RFC 2284 and RFC 3748
    EAP-EKE - EAP with the Encrypted Key Exchange - RFC 6124

CCMP - Counter Cipher Mode with Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol -

LEAP - Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol - ... n_Protocol

TKIP - Temporal Key Integrity Protocol - ... y_Protocol
PANA - Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access - RFC 5191 - ... ork_Access
PEAP - Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol - ... n_Protocol
    PEAPv0 with EAP-MSCHAPv2 - Microsoft's Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol, version 2 -
    PEAPv1 with EAP-GTC - Generic Token Card - RFC 2284 and RFC 3748

TLS - Transport Layer Security - RFC 5246 -
PPP - Point-to-point protocol
ECP - Encryption Control Protocol for PPP - RFC 1968

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