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I've seen explanations how to remove your wireless access point from Google's location database.

But let's say you wanted to add it to the database -- how do you do that?

(Why? For example, the access point is in a high rise out of range of scanners on the street. Plus there's no reliable GPS lock in that location. Therefore being able to get location from Wi-Fi is even more desirable.)

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call up Google & tell 'em to send a Street View van your way. –  Sathya Apr 13 '12 at 6:38
    
@Sathya Ha! But I don't think vans can get Wi-Fi signals 40 floors (~500 feet or ~150 meters) above the street? –  Greg Hendershott Apr 13 '12 at 14:41

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Using an Android tablet or phone should do the trick.
Android devices used in range of your Wi-Fi should report the network's SSID and the access point's MAC along with it's location (based on GPS, nearby cellphone-towers and other Wi-Fis) back to Google. Same for iOS devices and Apple.

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i.e You don;t need to go out of your way to do it. They'll just spy on you anyway ;-) –  Joe Taylor Apr 13 '12 at 8:51
    
Well the catch is my phone hasn't been able to lock on a GPS signal there (inside the building and other tall buildings nearby). That's why I wondered if I could simply type the SSID and coordinates (which I'd just get from Google Maps) into a form somewhere to submit to their database. –  Greg Hendershott Apr 13 '12 at 14:44

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