GPS Logger for Android

GPS Logger for Android

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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.


* Specify time intervals
* Specify distance intervals
* Cell phone tower or GPS satellites
* GPX and/or KML 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 (issue tracker).

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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


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Recently changed in this version

Version 47:
* New log file type - raw NMEA
* Absolute timeout - set this to prevent GPS from waiting forever and draining battery, useful inside buildings
* GPX data now includes hdop, pdop, vdop, geoidheight, dgpsid, ageofgpsdata if available
* Custom filename can now include serial, year, month, day, hour, minute
* Improved retry interval for accuracy filter
* Bug fix - satellite count should reappear in log files

Lists with GPS Logger for Android

Some lists where this application appears: stef, mirk.

Comments and ratings for GPS Logger for Android
  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Goh on 18/04/2014

    Simple & effective gps logger

  • (67 stars)

    by Michael Foox on 12/04/2014

    Great app

  • (67 stars)

    by Andy Smith on 07/04/2014

    Great app for remote site access sharing!

  • (67 stars)

    by Saurin Shah on 05/04/2014

    Stable App and light on battery. However logging stops working when you receive a call. Wish it would stack data in memory when call is on and later push data on network.

  • (67 stars)

    by László Varga on 29/03/2014

    It was working perfectly for years, but now it stops logging when I receive a call on S3.

  • (67 stars)

    by Alan Light on 29/03/2014

    Best of breed.

  • (67 stars)

    by Zaid Pirwani on 08/03/2014

    The feature to export and simple GUI make it awesome.