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 60:
* You can now hide the notification action buttons
* Auto upload file when filename changes. This allows for dynamic file names and midnight
* You can now specify a Google Drive folder name for upload. For security, it can't already exist but you can move it after creation.
* Bugfix: Handling phones without external storage
* Bugfix: Some stats weren't being cleared when a new file started
* Big thanks to the users on crowdin.com who help translate the application strings
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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 60:
* You can now hide the notification action buttons
* Auto upload file when filename changes. This allows for dynamic file names and midnight
* You can now specify a Google Drive folder name for upload. For security, it can't already exist but you can move it after creation.
* Bugfix: Handling phones without external storage
* Bugfix: Some stats weren't being cleared when a new file started
* Big thanks to the users on crowdin.com who help translate the application strings

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
Mar 28, 2015
Nice App I have tried many and this one is my favorite. I have turned on GPS logging 24/7, so I don't like it's notification bar and the icon are sitting there all the time. Please, add an option to turn off notifications. Thanks!
A Google User
Mar 27, 2015
Poor accuracy Went for a walk at lunch today. Turned on my phone's GPS and started this GPS Logger app from inside my office building. Took me about 1 minute to get outside, walked about 20 minutes and then turned it off when I got back inside. It said I walked over 7 miles for a route I know is much less than 2 miles. At least this version is better than the previous one, that only logged points if my phone was on and the app was active. What I think should be changed is that when logging it started it should not start until the GPS gets a lock. I think it's using the previous location, which it should not do. And settings should show in their menu item instead of having to select each item to see what the value is.
A Google User
Mar 22, 2015
Finally a stable light weight gps logger
A Google User
Mar 22, 2015
Great app Great app. Simple. Intuitive. Lightweight. Very useful when travelling keeping track
A Google User
Mar 21, 2015
Just what I was looking for Well designed, has the features I want.
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