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    Mapping a wireless survey

    I'd like to perform a wireless survey and map the output over a plan of the school. I think that this should be possible but I'm not exactly sure how.

    I will be using Kismet on Debian and I will hook up a bluetooth GPS receiver - obviously, initially I will have to limit my trials to walking around outside the buildings to check the 'leakage'. I wil then be limited to where the GPS will work indoors (which is probably just by the windows.

    Anyway... how do I then overlay this onto a drawing of the school? I have the pans in DWF format (which I can convert to an image format if necessary. I guess I then need to map reference points on this.

    Any ideas or am I on to a loser with this?

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    You need two fixed points. Normally opposite corners of a large building will do. You also need to get the scale right.

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    @Geoff: Thanks... do you know of any GOOD documentation on this?

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    There are plenty of good books on the subject.

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    Ric_ : Doesn't your managed wireless stuff have any rf planning tools?

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    @plexer: To a certain extent, yes - it is limited to automatic setup and gain control. However I want to create a picture showing the coverage.

    @Geoff: I was after the name of one really.

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    Basic Surveying By William M. Barnes
    ISBN 040801248X

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    Re: Mapping a wireless survey

    You've probably found stuff like this already. VisiWave has a trial version not used it do not know if its fully functional but if I was doing a one off survey I would probably use a trial package. You can download and read about it here

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