GPS Logger

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About this app

BasicAirData GPS Logger is a simple App for recording your position and your path.
It's a basic and lightweight GPS tracker focused on accuracy, with an eye to power saving.
It works offline (without internet connection), it has NO integrated maps.
This app is very accurate in determining the orthometric height (the altitude above sea level), if you enable EGM96 altitude correction on settings.
You can record all your trips, view them with any installed external viewer, directly from the in-app tracklist, and share them in KML, GPX, and TXT format in many ways.

The app is 100% Free and Open Source.


- A modern UI, with a low consumption dark theme and a tabbed interface
- Offline recording (the app has no integrated maps)
- Foreground & Background Recording (On Android 6+ please turn off all battery monitoring and optimizations for this app)
- Creation of annotations also meanwhile recording
- Visualization of GPS information
- Manual Altitude Correction (adding an overall offset)
- Automatic Altitude Correction, based on NGA EGM96 Earth Geoid Model (you can enable it on Settings). If your device doesn't have Internet access, you can enable this feature manually by following this simple tutorial:
- Real time track statistics
- In-app tracklist showing the list of recorded tracks
- Visualization of your tracks using any installed KML/GPX viewer, directly from the Tracklist
- Track exportation in KML, GPX, and TXT
- Track sharing, in KML, GPX, and TXT format, via E-mail, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, ...
- Uses Metric, Imperial, or Nautical units

☆ Keep track of your trips
☆ Make accurate static and dynamic measurements
☆ Add your placemarks
☆ Remember the best places you've seen
☆ GeoTag your photos
☆ Share your tracks with your friends
☆ Collaborate to OpenStreetMap map editing

The translation of this app is based on users contribution. Everyone can freely help in translations using Crowdin (

In case of any issue, you may find it helpful to read the frequently asked questions (

In GPS Logger the Location is always accessed (started) when the App is in Foreground, and then is kept active also in background. On Android 10+ the app needs the Location permission "only while using the app". It doesn't need the "all the time" permission.
Depending on your Android Version, if you want to run GPS Logger reliably in background, you have to disable ALL the battery optimisations. For example you could verify in Android Settings, Apps, GPS Logger, Battery that the Background Activity is allowed and the Battery Usage is Not Optimised.

- Copyright © 2016-2022 BasicAirData -
- For additional information please see
- This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the GNU General Public License for more details:
- You can view and download the source code of this app on GitHub:
- When The EGM96 Automatic Correction is enabled for the first time into the Setting Screen, the file of the geoid heights is downloaded from the website. (File size: 2 MB). Once downloaded, no further internet connection is required to use it.
Updated on
Jan 28, 2024

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

2.4K reviews
Willow Sells
June 7, 2022
I've only had this for a day, but so far it's been awesome! Started tracking when I hit the first dirt road today, quickly added "annotations" at places with good camp sites, deadfalls, views, washouts, etc., and was able to quickly export the data when I got home. Pulled the gpx up in gpx studio and clipped some of the data out (I'd forgotten to stop tracking), then exported that and uploaded into a Google Map. So, so easy and simple. I've never done anything like this before. Thank you!
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A Google user
October 22, 2019
Edited: Overall experience has been excellent. Love the ability to pause the recording of a track and to add placemarks. I am presently using four different GPS apps simultaneously. File sizes are moderate compared to other apps. Good performance. - previously reported problem with track export was caused by the phone, not this application.
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February 11, 2019
The exporting process needs time because the tracks are created on-the-fly when you export them. This way you can export your tracks with different settings. The exporter is highly optimized: it should process at least 1000 pts/s (KML + GPX). If this value is much smaller for you, please contact us and write us your performances!
Rob Barnes