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

Activity recognition - to recognize when phone is still and to pause logging

***Credits

Most icons kindly provided by icons8.com

Recent changes:
Version 63:
* You can set your own altitude offset in Performance menu
* You can also have altitude based on mean sea level instead of WGS84
* Turned activity recognition off by default, you can re-enable in Performance menu
* You should now be able to log from USB port with external devices (Mock location permissions)
* Trust self signed certificates when sending to your own mail servers
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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

Activity recognition - to recognize when phone is still and to pause logging

***Credits

Most icons kindly provided by icons8.com

Recent changes:
Version 63:
* You can set your own altitude offset in Performance menu
* You can also have altitude based on mean sea level instead of WGS84
* Turned activity recognition off by default, you can re-enable in Performance menu
* You should now be able to log from USB port with external devices (Mock location permissions)
* Trust self signed certificates when sending to your own mail servers

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
5 days ago
No file created Installed this app and tried logging data. When I got home could find no data recorded. There was no GPSLogger folder. The front screen mentions a path of /storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com.mendhak.gpslogger/files but this does not exist either. I am stumped.
A Google User
May 18, 2015
The best Doesn't run down phone battery. Always reliable. Provides all the features I need.
A Google User
May 8, 2015
Prefect gps, weird sharing Maybe it's android lacking the right activities, but this can't use the same apps you get for "sharing". Can only choose some hard coded stuff like drop box or Google docs.
A Google User
May 5, 2015
Great lighyweight gps logger Excellent logger that is packed with gps logging options but operates in a lightweight approach with options to configure level of detail required and where to log to.
A Google User
May 3, 2015
used to work excellent @ 5star with great accuracy, now lucky to be 2star unfortunately later releases (esp current v60) is terrible regarding consistent logging, accurate logging etc. same hardware, same os, same everything except the app, i use this when flying to track my headings, groundspeed etc. and looking at the current gpx files shows 'fixes' that are way off, i will roll back to previous version cause i am keen to support the development and hope this info proves useful. more than happy to submit further info for dev-debugging etc. cheers
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