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 55:
* Fixed autosend interval bug
* Show default values in settings
* Updated Thai Translation from Crowdin.net

Version 54:
* Default folder path has changed to match Android 4.4 Kitkat guidelines
--- See: http://code.mendhak.com/gpslogger/#7
* Folder path is clickable if Astro/ES File Explorer is installed
* You can specify the auto send interval in minutes
* You can auto send file on stop separately
* Updated translations
* Fixed folder path selection bug
* Minor crash/ANR fixes
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4.2
User ratings
2695
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
2
File size
2396 kb
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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 55:
* Fixed autosend interval bug
* Show default values in settings
* Updated Thai Translation from Crowdin.net

Version 54:
* Default folder path has changed to match Android 4.4 Kitkat guidelines
--- See: http://code.mendhak.com/gpslogger/#7
* Folder path is clickable if Astro/ES File Explorer is installed
* You can specify the auto send interval in minutes
* You can auto send file on stop separately
* Updated translations
* Fixed folder path selection bug
* Minor crash/ANR fixes

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
Nov 29, 2014
Having issues with these logs in Lightroom The tracker seems to work fine, but when I import them to the Map Module in Lightroom, the tracks are very inaccurate and zig zag all over the map even to areas I didnt come close to driving in. I dont know if this is a Lightroom issue or the apps problem. I am emailing the developer to see what he thinks.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Displaying points on Google maps Plz let me know how to displau the points on google maps?
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
Useless without the extensive instructions on the webpage The app doesn't look very complicated but it is impossible to configure without having studied the instructions on the webpage! The UI and descriptions of options are confusing and everything but helpful :-(
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
Tracking bus fleet easy with this app I have a fleet of buses to track and having no problems with this app to out position, speed, direction and even battery state... to a web site url with the information in the url. Set timing to 60 seconds for each post.. Using less than 200mb of data per month to make this happen... which is perfect for the application which costs only $15 per month to save a lot of headaches.
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
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