Topic: Geolocation from Google geolocation API for WIFI APs
Has consideration been given to implementing additional geolocation lookup (not geocoding), based on WIFI MAC association via Google API?
I note a lot of hardware is on the market or the near-technology horizon that enables geolocation through WIFI AP (and cellsites), using embedded WIFI tech that sniffs its environment, and includes the detected MACs in device syntax structure within its protocol. A lot of this hardware is already integrated into Wialon. and could be used for geolocation similar to the existing LBS feature.
Implementing a feature would expand tracking capability from GPS/GSM to WIFI/GSM/Sigfox/LoRaWAN etc..., with a greater degree of accuracy than LBS. For battery powered, autonomous devices, the power savings realized by using WIFI as opposed to GPS would have significant impact on deployment options, mission life, hardware choices, recurring costs and so on.
The benefits to Wialon partners, integrators and end users would be immense.