Spotting wifi

Quebecois blogger Steven Mansour wants Google Earth to show wifi hotspots, and goes on to outline a method in which local wifi activists could publish KML files pinpointing the locations.

In the meantime, gwifi is showing it is possible to scrape wifi hotspot geodata and map it onto Google Maps. But it doesn’t do locations outside the US, nor does it produce KML files for Google Earth (yet). Jiwire does have a global repository of hotspots (69 in Stockholm alone), but does not provide this data in a version that Google Maps or Google Earth can read. Soon, please. (LifeHacker is also asking nicely).