I am looking for an android app able to log GPS data like coordinates, altitude, current speed and would be nice if also the GPS accuracy/number of satellites. Many GPS apps are able to display these data, but not to log them.

Reason is that while doing a monitoring (no matter if helicopter, car or on foot), there is a variable accuracy of the coordinates and so this also influences the measurement results and the output maps. So it would be helpful to know these data to take this into consideration.

I am currently using Oruxmaps, but it logs only date/time, position and elevation and not the other data. Just found Antimap and Geopaparazzi which I will surely try, but I am after other recommendations.

I also need to work in offline mode.


3 Answers 3


The Best is Sport Tracker (originally developed by Nokia)

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Will log GPS data like coordinates, altitude, colour codes the route with GPS accuracy/number of satellites (optional)

Exports to GPX and KML (CSV and XML) Can view on the map or via Google Earth on Android (Ice Cream Sandwich - Android 4.0.3 works best) for this.

Available on Google Play (App Store for Android now) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stt.android&hl=en

Video showing the features http://youtu.be/QQUffYt8fRk

  • hi, thanks for a link. I tried the last (1.8.5) version and I am a little bit confused. I am not able to export any of mentioned formats. Is an internet connection and registration on their website needed for this? thanks
    – Juhele
    Apr 28, 2012 at 22:34
  • To export a gpx file, open a workout and select Options, then Export as GPX. for KML you do need to upload first then you have the option to download.
    – Mapperz
    Apr 30, 2012 at 14:13
  • This is strange, I do not have any options here. When I run the app, I see this postimage.org/gallery/2gpz0i9c - the first image from left. After choosing the workout (right image), I can edit the details, show some graphs etc. but cannot export anything. There are only those Sharing options which take me to the center image - ask to login. However, I also found this and it works: mendhak.github.com/gpslogger
    – Juhele
    May 3, 2012 at 10:06

Is writing your own app out of the question? Location information is exposed through the LocationManager: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/location/LocationManager.html

And the data you are likely referring to are in the NMEA string: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/location/GpsStatus.NmeaListener.html

  • Hi, I am not a programmer so writing my own app is not possible.
    – Juhele
    Apr 27, 2012 at 13:20

You can download gpx data from the Endomondo sport app You can do this from the website once the data is uploaded. Just view the workout and select export in the right hand pane

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