Ichnaea is a service to provide geolocation coordinates
from other sources of data (cell or WiFi networks, GeoIP, etc.).
Mozilla hosts an instance of this service, called the Mozilla Location Service or MLS.
You can interact with the service in two ways:
- If you know where you are, submit information about the radio environment to the service
- or locate yourself, based on the radio environment around you.
About the name¶
In Greek mythology, Ichnaea (Iknaia) means “the tracker”.
Table of contents¶
- Using the Service
- Services API
- Data Import / Export
- Installing / Deploying
- Internal Code API
All source code is available on github under ichnaea.
The developers of
ichnaea can frequently be found on the Mozilla IRC
network in the #geo channel.
Development CI Status¶
ichnaea source code is offered under the Apache License 2.0.