Apple Location Service Seed Database

Following my last post, folks may be interested to learn that OS X also ships with a seed database of WAP and other locations (think WiFi access points in and around public places like airports). As part of the Core Location framework factory.db, a SQLite database, holds WAP MAC addresses and locations. The file is located in:

Macintosh HD/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreLocation.framework/Versions/A/Support/

The WifiLocation table holds MAC addresses, Latitude, and Longitude information. Other tables may be worth exploring as well.

Since this database does not seem to track the location of the device this database is of little use to most people though if you live around an airport it may be interesting to see if your WAP is included. 

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