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DiverDave1998
04-21-2006, 10:10 AM
super shoe in skowhegan
the high school in skowhegan
the town office in norridgewock

WhereRWe?
04-21-2006, 11:12 AM
I'm going to try and get the WiFi listing project going again. BRDAD and ATTROLL developed a data base that could be loaded (I believe) into GSAK showing WiFi hotspots as waypoints.

The list would show town, site name, physical location and coordinates.

More news to come...

:D :D :D

Haffy
04-21-2006, 03:08 PM
We had started a database of libraries here in the state that had connections so we have that database to work on. I Googled Maine Wi-Fi hotspots in Maine and there are a few directories listed. Here are 3 of them:


http://www.jiwire.com/browse-hotspot-united-states-us-maine-me-22.htm

http://www.wi-fihotspotsdirectory.com/Wi-Fi-Hotspots-In-Maine-286.html

http://www.maine.gov/msl/infotech/wireless/wireless_libs.htm

WhereRWe?
04-21-2006, 03:17 PM
We had started a database of libraries here in the state that had connections so we have that database to work on. I Googled Maine Wi-Fi hotspots in Maine and there are a few directories listed. Here are 3 of them:


http://www.jiwire.com/browse-hotspot-united-states-us-maine-me-22.htm

http://www.wi-fihotspotsdirectory.com/Wi-Fi-Hotspots-In-Maine-286.html

http://www.maine.gov/msl/infotech/wireless/wireless_libs.htm

Yeah - I'm familiar with those. But they don't give coordinates, so we can't put them into GSak or on our GPSr's. :D :D

(I'm sending you some info via email)

Haffy
04-21-2006, 03:21 PM
Yeah,I don't use a laptop so I was just trying to help out with some of the info that's all. One of these days though I might. If you have any map software I am sure you could input the address of any of these spots and get an approximate coordinate to use. Just a thought anyway.

DiverDave1998
04-22-2006, 09:31 AM
would like to make a list of working hot spots that people have used and works thought it would be helpful

robt
04-22-2006, 10:59 AM
Let me know if i can help, Also if you have that list please email it to me or we need a place to put it. :)

DiverDave1998
04-22-2006, 11:09 AM
when ever some gets a good spot they can just add it to this post and ill get a list going of the places that work

WhereRWe?
04-22-2006, 06:52 PM
when ever some gets a good spot they can just add it to this post and ill get a list going of the places that work

As I said previously, we ALREADY have a project started to produce a WiFi hotspot list. What we have so far is shown here:

http://www.geocachingmaine.org/wifi/geo-wifi.gpx

This link brings up the text file. To use it, save it to your desktop as geo-wifi.gpx (text file) and you can import it into GSAK like any .gpx (pocket query) file.

I previously agreed to maintain it, but we need additional input.

We ask you to submit new WiFi hotspots with the following information (you can send it to me in a PM):

1. Town hotspot is located in
2. What it is. (i.e., public library, McDonalds hotspot, town office, etc)
3. Physical location (124 Smart Street, for example)
4. Cordinates

Once I receive the data, I'll update the file and it will be available to anyone who wants it.

Mainiac1957
04-25-2006, 07:23 AM
As I said previously, we ALREADY have a project started to produce a WiFi hotspot list. What we have so far is shown here:

http://www.geocachingmaine.org/wifi/geo-wifi.gpx

This link brings up the text file. To use it, save it to your desktop as geo-wifi.gpx (text file) and you can import it into GSAK like any .gpx (pocket query) file.

I previously agreed to maintain it, but we need additional input.

We ask you to submit new WiFi hotspots with the following information (you can send it to me in a PM):

1. Town hotspot is located in
2. What it is. (i.e., public library, McDonalds hotspot, town office, etc)
3. Physical location (124 Smart Street, for example)
4. Cordinates

Once I receive the data, I'll update the file and it will be available to anyone who wants it.
The coords for the Bangor Library were a digit off

The correct ones are N44 48.261 W68 46.317 The posted ones had the West at 069 instead of 068. Only about 48 miles off.:rolleyes: I loaded this list into GSAK and will use it I'm sure. I plan on posting VIP and any other good sites and their coords as I find them.

robt
04-26-2006, 03:18 PM
I was told the other day by the owner of some of the southern maine Subway resturants that he is working to add open wi-fi to all his stores in southern maine and NH. If I get buy any I will try to confirm ones that are operational and get coords but they may be another place to look to add to the list. Also I have heard that Hadlock Field in Portland may also be putting in an open WI-Fi but i have not confirmed anything on that yet.

firefighterjake
11-30-2009, 09:42 AM
Unity
Unity House of Pizza
Corner of Main Street and School Street

WhereRWe?
11-30-2009, 10:35 AM
Unity
Unity House of Pizza
Corner of Main Street and School Street

Ah, yes...

Jake's "home away from home"! LOL!

But remember, we're geocachers using GPS data. Post WiFi hotspots with the following information:

1. Town hotspot is located in
2. What it is. (i.e., public library, McDonalds hotspot, town office, etc)
3. Physical location (124 Smart Street, for example)
4. Cordinates!!

If this project finally takes off, and I develop the database, coordinates are necessary for MAPPING. :D:D

cano
11-30-2009, 11:21 AM
A very interesting project!
I have a program on my cellphone. It monitors WiFi hot spots in range and build database with coordinates using build-in GPS. So after a while as I drive around the town to geocache/shop/work/whatever I have built a db of thousands wifi hot spots in Bangor area. Some are open, some are using WEP encryption I consider them also open :) and some are closed using WPA encryption. But I guess you are looking for officially public hot spots :P
Anyway this project sounds very interesting to me and if you need any help send me a private message.

WhereRWe?
11-30-2009, 12:44 PM
Brdad set up the database, so all I need to do is input the data (in the format requested), then can produce a .gpx file of the results. I think I have 3 entries so far... LOL!

cano
11-30-2009, 01:34 PM
Brdad set up the database, so all I need to do is input the data (in the format requested), then can produce a .gpx file of the results. I think I have 3 entries so far... LOL!

If you have a list of addresses of businesses offering free wifi you can get coordinates using Google geocoding API.

firefighterjake
12-01-2009, 09:07 AM
Ah, yes...

Jake's "home away from home"! LOL!

But remember, we're geocachers using GPS data. Post WiFi hotspots with the following information:

1. Town hotspot is located in
2. What it is. (i.e., public library, McDonalds hotspot, town office, etc)
3. Physical location (124 Smart Street, for example)
4. Cordinates!!

If this project finally takes off, and I develop the database, coordinates are necessary for MAPPING. :D:D

Beats me what the coords are to UHOP . . . I mean I can find my way their blindfolded and with one leg tied behind my back. ;) :)

Besides, Unity isn't that big of a town . . . that said . . . perhaps Hiram and the Amazing Technicolor Garmin Oregon will get a nice set of coords the next time he comes down for his Guiness and Greek pizza.

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 03:22 AM
As I said previously, we ALREADY have a project started to produce a WiFi hotspot list. What we have so far is shown here:

http://www.geocachingmaine.org/wifi/geo-wifi.gpx

This link brings up the text file. To use it, save it to your desktop as geo-wifi.gpx (text file) and you can import it into GSAK like any .gpx (pocket query) file.

I previously agreed to maintain it, but we need additional input.

We ask you to submit new WiFi hotspots with the following information (you can send it to me in a PM):

1. Town hotspot is located in
2. What it is. (i.e., public library, McDonalds hotspot, town office, etc)
3. Physical location (124 Smart Street, for example)
4. Coordinates

Once I receive the data, I'll update the file and it will be available to anyone who wants it.

1. Brewer
2. Restaurant
3. 457 Wilson St.
4. N44 46.942 W68 44.872

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 03:25 AM
Econo Lodge
1. Bangor
2. Hotel
3. 327 Odlin Rd.
4. N44 47.361 W68 48.759

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 03:28 AM
Ramada
1. Bangor
2. Hotel
3. 357 Odlin Rd.
4.N44 47.313 W68 48.747

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 03:31 AM
Day's Inn
1. Bangor
2. Hotel
3. 250 Odlin Rd.
4. N44 47.485 W68 48.542

WhereRWe?
12-03-2009, 08:02 AM
Day's Inn
1. Bangor
2. Hotel
3. 250 Odlin Rd.
4. N44 47.485 W68 48.542

Got it. Thanks. :D:D

cano
12-03-2009, 03:07 PM
1. Augusta
2. Hotel, Comfort Inn Civic Center
3. 281 Civic Center Dr
4. 44.3488, -69.7963

1. Augusta
2. Hotel, Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel
3. 65 Whitten Road
4. 44.308, -69.8086

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Four Points Bangor Airport
3. 308 Godfrey Blvd
4. 44.8128, -68.8138

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Days Inn Bangor
3. 250 Odlin Road
4. 44.7934, -68.8094

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Ramada Inn Bangor
3. 357 Odlin Road
4. 44.7906, -68.8108

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Bangor Odlin Road
3. 404 Odlin Rd & 395 At Hermon
4. 44.7899, -68.8111

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Courtyard By Marriott Bangor
3. 236 Sylvan Road
4. 44.8266, -68.7488

1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Super 8 Motel - Bangor
3. 462 Odlin Rd
4. 44.7896, -68.8112

1. Bar Harbor
2. Hotel, Acadia Hotel
3. 20 Mt Desert Street
4. 44.3872, -68.2059

1. Bar Harbor
2. Hotel, Quality Inn Bar Harbor
3. 40 Kebo Street
4. 44.3743, -68.2129

1. Bath
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Bath
3. 139 Richardson Street
4. 43.9073, -69.8275

1. Biddeford
2. Hotel, Comfort Suites Biddeford
3. 45 Barra Road
4. 43.4812, -70.4892

1. Brunswick
2. Hotel, The Parkwood Inn Brunswick
3. 71 Gurnet Road
4. 43.9079, -69.9173

1. Brunswick
2. Hotel, Super 8 Motel - Brunswick
3. 224 Bath Road/Cooks Corner
4. 43.9087, -69.9114

1. Brunswick
2. Hotel, Maineline Motel
3. 133 Pleasant Street
4. 43.9126, -69.9833

1. Edgecomb
2. Hotel, Sheepscot River Inn
3. 306 Eddy Road
4. 43.9859, -69.6411

1. Ellsworth
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Ellsworth
3. 215 High Street
4. 44.5346, -68.4108

1. Ellsworth
2. Hotel, Comfort Inn Ellsworth
3. 130 High Street
4. 44.538, -68.4148

1. Ellsworth
2. Hotel, Twilite Motel
3. 147 Bucksport Road
4. 44.5526, -68.5349

1. Freeport
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Freeport
3. 450 U.S. Route 1
4. 43.8276, -70.135

1. Kennebunk
2. Hotel, The Beach House Inn
3. 211 Beach Avenue
4. 43.3454, -70.4928

1. Ogunquit
2. Hotel, Meadowmere Resort
3. 74 South Main Street
4. 43.2416, -70.6021

1. Portland
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Portland-West
3. 81 Riverside Street
4. 43.6803, -70.3292

1. Portland
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
3. 88 Spring Street
4. 43.6534, -70.2617

1. Portland
2. Hotel, Doubletree Hotel Portland
3. 1230 Congress Street
4. 43.6574, -70.2904

1. Portland
2. Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
3. 145 Jetport Boulevard
4. 43.651, -70.3198

1. Portland
2. Hotel, Embassy Suites Hotel Portland
3. 1050 Westbrook St
4. 43.6529, -70.3098

1. Portland
2. Hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland
3. 340 Park Avenue
4. 43.6558, -70.2821

1. Saco
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Saco
3. 352 North Street
4. 43.5162, -70.4538

1. Scarborough
2. Hotel, Americas Best Value Inn
3. 321 Us Route 1
4. 43.5879, -70.3488

1. Scarborough
2. Hotel, Comfort Inn & Suites
3. 329 Us Route 1
4. 43.5887, -70.3438

1. South Portland
2. Hotel, Quality Inn & Suites
3. 738 Main Street
4. 43.6182, -70.3077

1. South Portland
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland
3. 303 Sable Oaks Drive
4. 43.6405, -70.3399

1. South Portland
2. Hotel, Knights Inn South Portland
3. 634 Main Street
4. 43.6212, -70.3037

1. Waterville
2. Hotel, Comfort Inn And Suites
3. 332 Main Street
4. 44.5512, -69.6306

1. Waterville
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Waterville
3. 375 Main St
4. 44.549, -69.6298

You are welcome :)

Mainiac1957
12-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Been busy have we??:D

WhereRWe?
12-03-2009, 05:13 PM
OK - we now have at least a FEW entries for the data base. I'll find the program, add the data above, and then see what I've got. :D:D

I know I volunteered to maintain the database, but I'll bet Brdad is going to be getting a couple of emails in the next couple of days as I try nad get this thing set up! LOL!

cano
12-03-2009, 05:27 PM
OK - we now have at least a FEW entries for the data base. I'll find the program, add the data above, and then see what I've got. :D:D

I know I volunteered to maintain the database, but I'll bet Brdad is going to be getting a couple of emails in the next couple of days as I try nad get this thing set up! LOL!

I can give it to you in CSV or XML format, even SQL dump if you like ;)

WhereRWe?
12-03-2009, 05:28 PM
I can give it to you in CSV or XML format, even SQL dump if you like ;)

The data is maintained in a .gpx file so it can be used in GSAK, etc. Plus I have to add it to the data we already have. Sheesh! It was 5 years ago that I worked on this - I can;t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, let alone what I did 5 years ago! LOL!

Haffy
12-03-2009, 05:37 PM
You can just Google Wifi hotspots in Maine and comeup with a pretty comprehensive list as well. All you would have to do is put the address in Google Earth for the coordinates.
http://www.openwifispots.com/state_free_wifi_wireless_hotspot_Maine_ME.aspx

cano
12-03-2009, 05:46 PM
The data is maintained in a .gpx file so it can be used in GSAK, etc. Plus I have to add it to the data we already have. Sheesh! It was 5 years ago that I worked on this - I can;t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, let alone what I did 5 years ago! LOL!
There you go

<wpt lat="44.3488" lon="-69.7963">
<name>Comfort Inn Civic Center</name>
<desc>Augusta - Comfort Inn Civic Center, 281 Civic Center Dr</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.308" lon="-69.8086">
<name>Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel</name>
<desc>Augusta - Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel, 65 Whitten Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.8128" lon="-68.8138">
<name>Four Points Bangor Airport</name>
<desc>Bangor - Four Points Bangor Airport, 308 Godfrey Blvd</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.7934" lon="-68.8094">
<name>Days Inn Bangor</name>
<desc>Bangor - Days Inn Bangor, 250 Odlin Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.7906" lon="-68.8108">
<name>Ramada Inn Bangor</name>
<desc>Bangor - Ramada Inn Bangor, 357 Odlin Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.7899" lon="-68.8111">
<name>Holiday Inn Bangor Odlin Road</name>
<desc>Bangor - Holiday Inn Bangor Odlin Road, 404 Odlin Rd & 395 At Hermon</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.8266" lon="-68.7488">
<name>Courtyard By Marriott Bangor</name>
<desc>Bangor - Courtyard By Marriott Bangor, 236 Sylvan Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.7896" lon="-68.8112">
<name>Super 8 Motel - Bangor</name>
<desc>Bangor - Super 8 Motel - Bangor, 462 Odlin Rd</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.3872" lon="-68.2059">
<name>Acadia Hotel</name>
<desc>Bar Harbor - Acadia Hotel, 20 Mt Desert Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.3743" lon="-68.2129">
<name>Quality Inn Bar Harbor</name>
<desc>Bar Harbor - Quality Inn Bar Harbor, 40 Kebo Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.9073" lon="-69.8275">
<name>Holiday Inn Bath</name>
<desc>Bath - Holiday Inn Bath, 139 Richardson Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.4812" lon="-70.4892">
<name>Comfort Suites Biddeford</name>
<desc>Biddeford - Comfort Suites Biddeford, 45 Barra Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.9079" lon="-69.9173">
<name>The Parkwood Inn Brunswick</name>
<desc>Brunswick - The Parkwood Inn Brunswick, 71 Gurnet Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.9087" lon="-69.9114">
<name>Super 8 Motel - Brunswick</name>
<desc>Brunswick - Super 8 Motel - Brunswick, 224 Bath Road/Cooks Corner</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.9126" lon="-69.9833">
<name>Maineline Motel</name>
<desc>Brunswick - Maineline Motel, 133 Pleasant Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.9859" lon="-69.6411">
<name>Sheepscot River Inn</name>
<desc>Edgecomb - Sheepscot River Inn, 306 Eddy Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.5346" lon="-68.4108">
<name>Holiday Inn Ellsworth</name>
<desc>Ellsworth - Holiday Inn Ellsworth, 215 High Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.538" lon="-68.4148">
<name>Comfort Inn Ellsworth</name>
<desc>Ellsworth - Comfort Inn Ellsworth, 130 High Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.5526" lon="-68.5349">
<name>Twilite Motel</name>
<desc>Ellsworth - Twilite Motel, 147 Bucksport Road</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.8276" lon="-70.135">
<name>Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Freeport</name>
<desc>Freeport - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Freeport, 450 U.S. Route 1</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.3454" lon="-70.4928">
<name>The Beach House Inn</name>
<desc>Kennebunk - The Beach House Inn, 211 Beach Avenue</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.2416" lon="-70.6021">
<name>Meadowmere Resort</name>
<desc>Ogunquit - Meadowmere Resort, 74 South Main Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6803" lon="-70.3292">
<name>Holiday Inn Portland-West</name>
<desc>Portland - Holiday Inn Portland-West, 81 Riverside Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6534" lon="-70.2617">
<name>Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay</name>
<desc>Portland - Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, 88 Spring Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6574" lon="-70.2904">
<name>Doubletree Hotel Portland</name>
<desc>Portland - Doubletree Hotel Portland, 1230 Congress Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.651" lon="-70.3198">
<name>Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport</name>
<desc>Portland - Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport, 145 Jetport Boulevard</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6529" lon="-70.3098">
<name>Embassy Suites Hotel Portland</name>
<desc>Portland - Embassy Suites Hotel Portland, 1050 Westbrook St</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6558" lon="-70.2821">
<name>La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland</name>
<desc>Portland - La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland, 340 Park Avenue</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.5162" lon="-70.4538">
<name>Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Saco</name>
<desc>Saco - Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Saco, 352 North Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.5879" lon="-70.3488">
<name>Americas Best Value Inn</name>
<desc>Scarborough - Americas Best Value Inn, 321 Us Route 1</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.5887" lon="-70.3438">
<name>Comfort Inn & Suites</name>
<desc>Scarborough - Comfort Inn & Suites, 329 Us Route 1</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6182" lon="-70.3077">
<name>Quality Inn & Suites</name>
<desc>South Portland - Quality Inn & Suites, 738 Main Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6405" lon="-70.3399">
<name>Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland</name>
<desc>South Portland - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland, 303 Sable Oaks Drive</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="43.6212" lon="-70.3037">
<name>Knights Inn South Portland</name>
<desc>South Portland - Knights Inn South Portland, 634 Main Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.5512" lon="-69.6306">
<name>Comfort Inn And Suites</name>
<desc>Waterville - Comfort Inn And Suites, 332 Main Street</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

<wpt lat="44.549" lon="-69.6298">
<name>Holiday Inn Waterville</name>
<desc>Waterville - Holiday Inn Waterville, 375 Main St</desc>
<sym>Building</sym>
<type>WIFI Hot Spot</type>
</wpt>

You are welcome.

WhereRWe?
12-03-2009, 05:49 PM
You can just Google Wifi hotspots in Maine and comeup with a pretty comprehensive list as well. All you would have to do is put the address in Google Earth for the coordinates.
http://www.openwifispots.com/state_free_wifi_wireless_hotspot_Maine_ME.aspx

Well, Google Earth didn't exist when we started this project! And if you Googled "WiFi hotspot" back then, you came up with darn few listings! LOL!

What ever floats your boat. (I'll keep up with the project because I said I would, and will continue until enough people say "Screw it - we don't need it". (You don't count...) :p:p

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 09:14 PM
You can just Google Wifi hotspots in Maine and comeup with a pretty comprehensive list as well. All you would have to do is put the address in Google Earth for the coordinates.
http://www.openwifispots.com/state_free_wifi_wireless_hotspot_Maine_ME.aspx


Well, Google Earth didn't exist when we started this project! And if you Googled "WiFi hotspot" back then, you came up with darn few listings! LOL!

What ever floats your boat. (I'll keep up with the project because I said I would, and will continue until enough people say "Screw it - we don't need it". (You don't count...) :p:p

I have a little issue with this. "Here we go gonna start another fight." Not all the locations that have been listed are free or what I would call free and clear.

For example...
1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Bangor Odlin Road
3. 404 Odlin Rd & 395 At Hermon
4. 44.7899, -68.8111
This location asks you to call the desk for a password. This is free if you are registered but not clear to access from the lot. I found this on several that I actually visited and logged on to. You will find this with many on those other sites and those listed here.

I was to understand that this list was a resource to stop in and do from the vehicle, so many listed have not been actually visited and tried.

The ones I listed I know work because I actually tried them.

Holiday Inn Odlin Rd. Bangor
VIP Odlin Rd. Bangor

Do not fall into the free and clear category after being tested.

cano
12-03-2009, 09:19 PM
I have a little issue with this. "Here we go gonna start another fight." Not all the locations that have been listed are free or what I would call free and clear.

For example...
1. Bangor
2. Hotel, Holiday Inn Bangor Odlin Road
3. 404 Odlin Rd & 395 At Hermon
4. 44.7899, -68.8111
This location asks you to call the desk for a password. This is free if you are registered but not clear to access from the lot. I found this on several that I actually visited and logged on to. You will find this with many on those other sites and those listed here.

I was to understand that this list was a resource to stop in and do from the vehicle, so many listed have not been actually visited and tried.

The ones I listed I know work because I actually tried them.

Holiday Inn Odlin Rd. Bangor
VIP Odlin Rd. Bangor

Do not fall into the free and clear category after being tested.

Some places from my list might not be free and for everybody, there is some margin of error :)
Free WiFi spot is also in walk-in health care in Bangor, tested :)

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Hero's
1. Bangor
2. Arcade
3. 268 Odlin Rd.
4. N44 47.458 W68 48.612

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Just go test them before listing them. Don't fall into the global warming syndrome. Using faulty data makes you look bad.

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 10:03 PM
Motel 6
1. Bangor
2. Hotel
3. 1100 Hammond St.
4. N44 47.211 W68 48.978

cano
12-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Just go test them before listing them. Don't fall into the global warming syndrome. Using faulty data makes you look bad.
And? You will never have 100% valid data since they are constantly changing.

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Staples
1. Bangor
2. Retail Store
3. 1129 Union St.
4. N44 49.151 W68 48.681

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 11:18 PM
But, you will have first hand validation and therefore reliability. As it stands now two locations from your list have been tested and are not free and clear, which brings all data you submitted into question.

cano
12-03-2009, 11:30 PM
But, you will have first hand validation and therefore reliability. As it stands now two locations from your list have been tested and are not free and clear, which brings all data you submitted into question.
I know, but it's a good start. It's better than nothing. It didn't take me more than two minutes to get them so I can't guarantee the quality.

Ekidokai
12-03-2009, 11:45 PM
So, I'll post a bunch of locations that I find from other sources and list them as cache locations. When you go to look for them, taking your time and spending gas money, you can't find them because they are not there and may have changed since they were listed on the other sites. You have been sent on a wild goose chase. Tell me you wouldn't be mad.

Before you answer, remember we have seen your posts on caches that were a little off.

cano
12-04-2009, 12:40 AM
So, I'll post a bunch of locations that I find from other sources and list them as cache locations. When you go to look for them, taking your time and spending gas money, you can't find them because they are not there and may have changed since they were listed on the other sites. You have been sent on a wild goose chase. Tell me you wouldn't be mad.

Before you answer, remember we have seen your posts on caches that were a little off.
For me list of possible WiFi locations is better than nothing (assuming I need a list).

Ekidokai
12-04-2009, 12:42 AM
Laundry Basket
1. Bangor
2. Laundry and tanning
3. 339 Hussen Ave.
4. N44 49.525 W68 46.929

Ekidokai
12-04-2009, 12:49 AM
Governor's
1. Bangor
2. Restaurant
3. 643 Broadway
4. N44 49.371 W68 46.711

Ekidokai
12-04-2009, 12:52 AM
Kev Lan
1. Bangor
2. Gas/Restaurant
3.1110 Broadway
4. N44 50.116 W68 47.477

hollora
12-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Bookstacks
1. Bucksport
2. Book Store
2. 71 Main Street
4. N44 34.309 W068 47.636

WhereRWe?
12-04-2009, 07:54 PM
For me list of possible WiFi locations is better than nothing (assuming I need a list).

Yes, 4-5 years ago a list would be a big help. Now, with so many wireless networks, it probably isn't necessary. LOL!

Times have changed. Somewhere in the photo archives is a 1970 picture of a MUCH younger WhereRWe? at the controls of an IBM card sorter - part of a computer that took up 2 40-foot trailers! LOL!

hollora
12-04-2009, 08:52 PM
Ah Bruce - do you mean this one - http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/data/2/151Wherearewe.jpg Thanks for being there - and serving!

Mapachi
12-04-2009, 10:45 PM
OK, Let me get this staight. No matter what town I'm in, I just need to find a library or a motel, and the chances a fair to good I'll find WIFI access? Where else would be good places to check? I know, in Vermont, all the rest areas have WIFI. (Vermont has a high density of Geeks!)

JustKev
12-05-2009, 09:01 AM
"(Vermont has a high density of Geeks!)"

He says in a sport/hobby where many have more than one GPS, a laptop, a cell phone and a digital camera. :)

WhereRWe?
12-05-2009, 09:26 AM
"(Vermont has a high density of Geeks!)"

He says in a sport/hobby where many have more than one GPS, a laptop, a cell phone and a digital camera. :)

Sheesh! How about more than 1 laptop, more than one cell phone and more than one digital camera! LOL!

JustKev
12-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Sheesh! How about more than 1 laptop, more than one cell phone and more than one digital camera! LOL!

Okay, here we go....

We have three desktops running at all times, two laptops, one cell phone, two digital cameras, three GPS's and a partridge in a pear tree.

WhereRWe?
12-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Okay, here we go....

We have three desktops running at all times, two laptops, one cell phone, two digital cameras, three GPS's and a partridge in a pear tree.

Sorry. I was not making a personal one-upmanship comment - just making the point that MANY people have more than one of the typical "geek" toys.

(And I have only 1 GPSr, but have two partridges in my pear tree...) :p:p

JustKev
12-05-2009, 09:45 AM
I didn't think that was what you were doing....one upmanshipping me. Maybe we should start a new post instead of hijacking this one...."List your geek gear here"

:)

hollora
12-05-2009, 10:13 AM
I am pretty sure this DOT Rest area has wifi:

Maine DOT Rest Area
1. Hampden - Northbound
2. DOT Rest Area
3.

hollora
12-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Not sure what happened - went before I finished it -
I am pretty sure this DOT Rest area has wifi:

Maine DOT Rest Area
1. Hampden - Northbound
2. DOT Rest Area
3. I-95 Northbound Hampden
4. N 44 45.896 W 068 56.090 = Coords for cache in rest area

pm28570
12-05-2009, 10:39 AM
Yep, ditto.



Sheesh! How about more than 1 laptop, more than one cell phone and more than one digital camera! LOL!

Mainiac1957
12-05-2009, 03:42 PM
We presently have in this house. 4 desktops (one is for Kathie's work), 3 laptops, 2 cell phones, 3 digital cameras, and 6 GPS's. Why we have all this has an easy answer. Just cause!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes:

pm28570
12-05-2009, 08:25 PM
With a laptop, a netbook, cell modem, cell phone, Blackberry, GPSr, vehicle GPS and 2 digital cameras.......I still DNF'd a 1/1 :o

Waterski
12-05-2009, 09:12 PM
All that may not matter if you haven't had a current eye exam.:)

Ekidokai
12-05-2009, 11:53 PM
Steamboat Galley
1. Searsport
2. Gas/DD/restaurant
3. 161 E. Main St.
4. N44 27.384 W68 54.353

fins2right
12-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Maybe we should start a new post instead of hijacking this one...."List your geek gear here"

:)

A typical geocaching vehicle for us contains 3 gps's (two Oregons, one Garmin nuvi) my touch iPod, two Blackberrys, Two DVD players (one movie for each kid) and a dog-eared copy of the Maine Gazetteer. :D I keep wanting to post a picture. God I'm a Geek. :rolleyes:

Ekidokai
12-06-2009, 02:05 PM
Nuvi, cigar and a flashlight. Low tech.

I have heard of two people that use a compass and a candle.

Ekidokai
12-17-2009, 02:25 AM
Heard the other day that McDonalds will soon have free wifi.

JustKev
12-17-2009, 07:10 AM
If I remember correctly, McDonalds in Scarborough on Route 1 may have WIFI. But that's me trusting this memory that no work so well.

Mainiac1957
12-17-2009, 07:21 AM
But I haven't been to any that have it for free. The use a national pay account system similar to what they have at airports. You sign up and pay for minutes with a credit card. No Thanks McDonalds...

WhereRWe?
12-17-2009, 07:56 AM
Heard the other day that McDonalds will soon have free wifi.

Looks like it might be starting in January (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142402/McDonald_s_free_Wi_Fi_part_of_growing_trend). Cool! I'll take fries with that! :D:D

JustKev
12-17-2009, 08:13 AM
But I haven't been to any that have it for free. The use a national pay account system similar to what they have at airports. You sign up and pay for minutes with a credit card. No Thanks McDonalds...

I was trusting my memory so readers beware. I didn't have a decent laptop when we stopped there so I didn't attempt a connection from there. I'm thinking I just remembered seeing a WIFI sign of some sort and didn't realize they were charging for it.

Mainiac1957
12-17-2009, 07:01 PM
Heard the other day that McDonalds will soon have free wifi.


Looks like it might be starting in January (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142402/McDonald_s_free_Wi_Fi_part_of_growing_trend). Cool! I'll take fries with that! :D:D

Guess you two guys know stuff:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

WhereRWe?
12-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Guess you two guys know stuff:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Sheesh! I can Google ANYTHING! LOL! :p:p

JustKev
12-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Sheesh! I can Google ANYTHING! LOL! :p:p

When I Googled anything, I didn't WIFI at McDonald's mentioned. I did, however, see " Results 1 - 10 of about 526,000,000 for anything [definition (http://www.google.com/url?q=%2Fdictionary%3Faq%3Df%26langpair%3Den%7Cen% 26hl%3Den%26q%3Danything&r=67&ei=vMoqS-erF4Kl8AbupbCWBw&sa=X&oi=dict&ct=d&ved=0CAQQvQE&usg=AFQjCNFWJ5p30vgo5huagpRpmGrNYieDFA)]. (0.31 seconds)"

JustKev
12-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Left out the word see....didn't see anything about WIFI

Ekidokai
12-18-2009, 03:37 AM
Guess you two guys know stuff:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D


Sheesh! I can Google ANYTHING! LOL! :p:p

I just pay attention.

masterson of the universe
12-19-2009, 01:11 AM
Sheesh! I can Google ANYTHING! LOL! :p:p


Just don't type Google into Google. It'll break the internet.

Ekidokai
12-19-2009, 02:04 AM
No it doesn't, but that's the largest number of results I have ever seen. 2,170,000,000

hollora
12-22-2009, 02:12 PM
Another in Bangor -

1. Bangor
2. Borders Bookstore
3. 116 Bangor Mall Blvd
4. N 44 49.981 W 068 44.772

Noticed the sign in the window today.

cano
12-22-2009, 06:03 PM
No it doesn't, but that's the largest number of results I have ever seen. 2,170,000,000
try to google porn :)

Sudonim
12-22-2009, 06:34 PM
try to google porn :)

197,000,000.
(But that's gone up a million or two since I posted this):rolleyes:

WhereRWe?
12-23-2009, 08:27 AM
try to google porn :)

Hmmm... Why is Ekidokai at the top of the list? :confused::confused:

Ekidokai
12-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Not again.

JustPJ66
12-23-2009, 05:16 PM
If i wasnt a lady i would say....dont let it bother you Ekidokai..WhereRWe is just mad because he got knocked into second place!...but since I am a lady I wont say that. LOL

Ekidokai
01-10-2010, 02:01 AM
Just read a message a while ago and forgot to post it here. McDonald's will have free wifi starting 1/15/2100

cano
01-10-2010, 02:05 AM
Just read a message a while ago and forgot to post it here. McDonald's will have free wifi starting 1/15/2100
I'm pretty sure there will be no McDonald's by then :)

Ekidokai
01-10-2010, 02:08 AM
Why not?
Are they going out of business too?

I'm sure of one thing...They are too big to fail and if they do I wont be big anymore.

WhereRWe?
01-10-2010, 07:41 AM
Just read a message a while ago and forgot to post it here. McDonald's will have free wifi starting 1/15/2100

Sheesh! I mentioned that in this thread on December 17th, and posted this link (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142402/McDonald_s_free_Wi_Fi_part_of_growing_trend).

LOL! :p:p

rcwhit
01-10-2010, 05:03 PM
There may be a McDonald's around by 1/15/2100, but I don't think we'll be around to see it!

Ekidokai
01-10-2010, 05:57 PM
What are you talking about it's Friday.

Are you one of those guys that has a sign hung around your neck that says the world will end today?

I know we have a lousy President, Congress and Senate, but sheesh.

Mainiac1957
01-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Um Mike, you may want to look closer at the date you posted. This was all joking in the last few posts.

rcwhit
01-10-2010, 07:20 PM
I thought he would have got it by now, let's see if your "hint" will help! :)

brdad
01-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Personally I think it's deserving of a DNF.

Ekidokai
01-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Oh holy crap!

I thought something was going on that I was not aware of. I kept checking the news and stuff.

You guys are mean. Picking on a demented fool.

rcwhit
01-11-2010, 05:44 AM
by george i think he's got it!!!!

Sudonim
01-12-2010, 12:42 PM
Oh holy crap!

I thought something was going on that I was not aware of. I kept checking the news and stuff.

You guys are mean. Picking on a demented fool.

I don't think it was "picking on", more like facilitating:p