GPS Logger for Android

GPS Logger for Android


A lightweight, battery efficient GPS Logger. The purpose of this app is to log your GPS coordinates at specified intervals to a file on your SD card. This app runs in the background so that you can on a long walk, hike, flight ride or photo session or even go buy some milk and have this running as long as possible. Once you're back at your computer, you can then use the files to geotag photos, upload to travel sites, view in Google Earth and so on.

***Features:

* Specify time intervals
* Specify distance intervals
* Cell phone tower or GPS satellites
* Log to GPX, KML, CSV or NMEA files
* Shows a notification
* Imperial display units
* Auto start on boot
* Auto send to email/FTP/DropBox/Google Docs/OpenStreetMap/OpenGTS at intervals
* OpenStreetMap - upload GPS traces
* Dropbox - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* Google Docs - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* OpenGTS - auto send or upload points

Bugs, feature requests, questions - please submit them to github.com/mendhak/gpslogger (issue tracker).

Translations - submit to http://crowdin.net/project/gpslogger-for-android/invite

***Notes:

GPSLogger is not a MyTracks replacement. MyTracks is meant for short use (as it has a lot of features running), GPSLogger is meant to last a long time.

A data connection is used by this app only if you use auto-email or OpenStreetMap or Dropbox features.

Although the app allows 0 second frequencies, it is not recommended as the recording and logging is happening very fast; this could cause instability/hangs. Try 1-3 seconds instead.

If there's a feature that you feel the app should have, you can submit a feature request on the github site.

***Explanation of permissions:

Storage - reading and writing files to the GPSLogger folder on your SD card

Network communication - used when uploading the files (Dropbox, Openstreetmap) or sending emails or authorizing you with Dropbox, Openstreetmap

Your location - used to determine your GPS or tower based location

System tools (automatically start at boot) - used if you choose to start GPSLogger on bootup

Your accounts - used when authorizing against Google Docs and when uploading to Google Docs

***Credits

Most icons kindly provided by icons8.com

Recent changes:
Version 51:
* Ability to preconfigure GPSLogger settings via an external file (useful when distributing to others)
* Removed 'prefer celltower', replaced with ability to pick GPS/Network providers
* Also introduced Passive location provider, which listens to other app location requests

Version 50:
* Fix for starting on bootup
* Forced annotate textbox to use white background
* FTP uploads in sequence to cater to concurrent connection limits
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4.2
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About GPS Logger for Android
A lightweight, battery efficient GPS Logger. The purpose of this app is to log your GPS coordinates at specified intervals to a file on your SD card. This app runs in the background so that you can on a long walk, hike, flight ride or photo session or even go buy some milk and have this running as long as possible. Once you're back at your computer, you can then use the files to geotag photos, upload to travel sites, view in Google Earth and so on.

***Features:

* Specify time intervals
* Specify distance intervals
* Cell phone tower or GPS satellites
* Log to GPX, KML, CSV or NMEA files
* Shows a notification
* Imperial display units
* Auto start on boot
* Auto send to email/FTP/DropBox/Google Docs/OpenStreetMap/OpenGTS at intervals
* OpenStreetMap - upload GPS traces
* Dropbox - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* Google Docs - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* OpenGTS - auto send or upload points

Bugs, feature requests, questions - please submit them to github.com/mendhak/gpslogger (issue tracker).

Translations - submit to http://crowdin.net/project/gpslogger-for-android/invite

***Notes:

GPSLogger is not a MyTracks replacement. MyTracks is meant for short use (as it has a lot of features running), GPSLogger is meant to last a long time.

A data connection is used by this app only if you use auto-email or OpenStreetMap or Dropbox features.

Although the app allows 0 second frequencies, it is not recommended as the recording and logging is happening very fast; this could cause instability/hangs. Try 1-3 seconds instead.

If there's a feature that you feel the app should have, you can submit a feature request on the github site.

***Explanation of permissions:

Storage - reading and writing files to the GPSLogger folder on your SD card

Network communication - used when uploading the files (Dropbox, Openstreetmap) or sending emails or authorizing you with Dropbox, Openstreetmap

Your location - used to determine your GPS or tower based location

System tools (automatically start at boot) - used if you choose to start GPSLogger on bootup

Your accounts - used when authorizing against Google Docs and when uploading to Google Docs

***Credits

Most icons kindly provided by icons8.com

Recent changes:
Version 51:
* Ability to preconfigure GPSLogger settings via an external file (useful when distributing to others)
* Removed 'prefer celltower', replaced with ability to pick GPS/Network providers
* Also introduced Passive location provider, which listens to other app location requests

Version 50:
* Fix for starting on bootup
* Forced annotate textbox to use white background
* FTP uploads in sequence to cater to concurrent connection limits

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User reviews of GPS Logger for Android
piece of crap stops working the instant the screen is turned off or switch to another app
May 4, 2011
Could be better. Exports KMLs as placemarks, rather than geometry items :( They should do it like this site: http://android.hibal.org/#Data check the KMLs there!
Dec 24, 2010
GREAT. It logs my GPS positions. I use this for Geotagging with google gpicsync.
Sep 24, 2010
i would like it even better if a) I didnt have to explicitly turn on tracking after starting app. b) i could get it to write to a particular file until i tell it otherwise. c) get it to auto-start with phone being switched on
Jul 8, 2010
Worked great for me on a hike. The battery life was decent and the data imported easily into Google Earth.
Jun 29, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Wednesday 9:17 AM
Notification is blinking After latest update, probably, notification started appearing and disappearing quickly in notification area. Icon doesn't blink, though. If setting "Keep GPS on between fixes" is off, internal Android GPS notification icon starts blinking too. Logging itself works fine.
A Google User
6 days ago
GPS logger
A Google User
6 days ago
Very simple and accurate I use this to create GPS logs to geotag photos from my dSLR camera. The simple upload to Dropbox makes it really straightforward. Perfect for viewing your route later if you're trying to find somewhere you stumbled upon in a unfamiliar location.
A Google User
6 days ago
Great This app is perfect for tracking a path and reviewing it.
A Google User
Aug 16, 2014
Excellent, but... Excellent app, with one small issue that stops the app being perfect. If I start up the app, or reboot the phone, logging doesn't automatically begin. You have to go into the app and press play/start for the logging. How about making it possible to auto start the logging, not just the app? Also, if the power save is on, GPS gets turned off. It would be nice if the app could reactivate when it turns back on again?