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# 14274 25-Jun-2007 12:05
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Just found out that Woosh have ripped off my idea of Google Maps and now show you locations of Cell Towers.  Hey I should be getting some money for this!

My post to Geekzone and the page (quite old, but I don't think woosh have added any new sites).

Firstly on their check coverage page you can now click on the "Google Maps" for the address you searched for.  Notice once you have plugged in your address there is a "Link to Google Maps" up the top.

The bugger is that it STILL doesn't show on the publc site the direction of the closest towers are.... <aarrgh!>

But NOW... if you login to your account, then click on Addresses, down the bottom of the page there is a link saying:

"To view your Physical address in Google Maps click here."

The link is

The number is your customer number, so I havn't included that to protect the innosent, but a pluged in a random number to give you the idea :), but you can plug in any random number from 50000 and 200000 and it seems to work.

In that page they show you where your location is on Google Maps and "in theory" where the direction for three Access Points, plus the distance from your address, it doesn't show the actual access points, but their direction & distance.

Kinda cool. Yet lame since they don't show it in the main check availablility page as that is what everyone wants.

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  # 75865 25-Jun-2007 13:14
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That's interesting ... using your last link I put in my account number and it appears that I am now living somewhere between Karangahape Road and Symonds Street .... all without moving from Wellington  <BG>.


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  # 75877 25-Jun-2007 14:06
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Humm Weird... since I have tried my mother in laws account and that shows up correctly?

Did you login to this page: using your Woosh Username & Password

Then click on the link at the bottom saying "To view your Physical address in Google Maps click here" to get the correct account number?


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  # 75919 25-Jun-2007 20:03
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Yep, it worked fine when I logged in, went to Addresses, then the Google link at the bottom.

I sent Woosh an e-mail asking for the Base Station number to be included with distances data.


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  # 75934 26-Jun-2007 00:01
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I ripped the script with the cell-tower locations months ago just in case it got scrapped like some other informative pages. And your work has been much appreciated by the way :-)

Just remove the data from the googlemaps then Woosh will be in the pooh!

I must finish my "cellsiteinfo" page too.

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  # 76110 27-Jun-2007 14:31
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Did you rip my script from, or did Woosh post up their cell site locations as well, if Woosh posted something and I missed it???

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