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
* 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 (issue tracker).

Translations - submit to


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

Version 49:
* Tasker integration (many thanks to cwarren-qc)
For examples, see
* Updated translations from

Lists with GPS Logger for Android

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

    by Mohammad Imran on 13/07/2014

    I am yet to put it to real test on a trek but by the looks and the features offered, I am pretty much impressed. I particularly like the minimalist interface, though there are things that can be made even simpler. I am referring to file naming. My suggestion is to have a button like 'start new track' which, when touched, asks for a file name and then adds the date and time info to the file name. A

  • (67 stars)

    by Phil Luyer on 13/07/2014

    Great little app, does all it's supposed to do.. Recently has stopped launching on boot, not sure if this is a phone or app issue tho..

  • (67 stars)

    by Abbas Shamkhi on 04/07/2014

    Thank you for this awesome app , exactly what I was looking for :)

  • (67 stars)

    by Shahram Soleymani on 03/07/2014


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    by Andrew Brooks on 03/07/2014


  • (67 stars)

    by Alex Atanasov on 26/06/2014

    This app can be used as a GPS visualizer for the game Gran Turismo 6 and create a track based on where you drive (y)

  • (67 stars)

    by Matthieu Oostveen on 24/06/2014

    Use it to continuously track location, auto upload to Google drive and then later Geotag my photos. Works better than any of the manufacturer apps I've tried so far because it'll just stay active so I can't forget to activate if I start taking photo's.