What is it?
Earth Stumbler is a program to import GPS-tagged Netstumbler information into Google Earth.
Earth Stumbler can stand alone in its own folder, without the need for special installation or uninstallation procedures. To install Earth Stumbler, download EarthStumbler.zip and unzip it into a folder. To "uninstall" Earth Stumbler, delete the folder it is in.
Note: Earth Stumbler requires Microsoft .Net 2.0 to run, which can be downloaded here.
NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g.
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Using Earth Stumbler
At present, there are no settings to configure, so using Earth Stumbler is beyond easy.
Netstumbler uses binary .nS1 files to save information about access points, but you can export a text-only summary of this information. To create this text file, go to File » Export » Summary where you will be prompted for a place to save the .txt file. It doesn't matter what you call the file, as long as it has .txt on the end.
Start up Earth Stumbler and open the .txt file you created in Step 1. Once the data has loaded, click Save and choose where to put the .kml that will be generated.
In Google Earth, go to File » Open and choose the .kml file you saved in Step 2. Once you import it, you will see the access points listed in your Temporary Places. The access points are divided into open and secured access points.
If you have any problems with this program, please take the time to send an e-mail to earthstumbler at mboffin dot com. With so few features, it's hard to imagine much will go wrong, but it's possible.
December 28, 2005 - Version 0.2 released. Changes include:
- Graceful handling of Open File errors.
- Graceful handling of Save File errors.
- Framework begun for changing settings.
December 28, 2005 - Program written and released. First beta tester reports success.
Copyright © 2005 Dylan Bennett
Secure and open access point icons by FamFamFam.