Researchers at MIT are utilizing the university’s newly upgraded wireless network to track wireless use on campus. They have developed electronic maps that track use across the campus, not only where people are logging in, but also what types of devices they are using. Using 3D mapping functionality, they can also distinguish connectivity in multistoried buildings.
Some of the maps generated by the research are being displayed in the school’s Museum. While their primary stated goal is understand use patterns to improve services, some of the other implications of the system are a little scary.