Anyone GPS Logging their trips?


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#1 Dec 23rd, 2012, 00:00
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Anyone here GPS logging their trips? Its really simple, most modern phones have a GPS chip, and there are plenty of free software/apps that let you do that.

if we can share our travel journeys with GPS traces, it can help others revisit and find the same places.

I use a Blackberry Bold 9900 with GPS Logger II.
#2 Dec 23rd, 2012, 17:13
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The practical problem is battery life.

I use my phone as a GPS unit in the car, but, unless plugged in to charge, the battery will be flat in just a few hours.
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Hi, I have started doing so for past couple of trips. I decided to do so during my last Uttarakhand Trip, but then only after coming back I found that my tracks were overwritten (logs in the archive folder on nuvi device got overwritten due to enormous amount of track points it seems) and I could see the tracks only from my travel starting from Gangotri back to Bangalore. I have gathered my logs from my recent Ooty travel and one from my Bike ride to Anchetti forest, its a good resource, I guess I will start saving them for future.
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Great! Can we upload them? Maybe as attachments here? Or on openstreetmap GPS traces? I went on a 460 km road trip yesterday in Maharashtra and will upload these.

I keep the phone attached to a car charger, battery issue was resolved. I have also asked someone to get me a Columbus V990 GPS tracker. Works wonderfully, battery lasts almost 16 hours and has support for audio tagging. Plus costs some USD 75 only.
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I'm using a BadElf GPS Pro to log my trip.
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I was thinking about it but I don't know a way to upload the GPS coordinates to Google Maps for easy sharing. Was either going to use my phone or Panasonic Lumix camera.
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Maybe you should share them on openstreetmap?
Travelling. What else? Theuntourists.com
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nice

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Hi, I have started doing so for past couple of trips. I decided to do so during my last Uttarakhand Trip, but then only after coming back I found that my tracks were overwritten (logs in the archive folder on nuvi device got overwritten due to enormous amount of track points it seems)
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Are you using an Android Phone?
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I use OSMAND app on Android.. Multiple days trek without electricity. Just put the cell on Airplane mode. the logging (5sec) is also very accurate.
I upload it on OSM but dont know how to share..
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Dropbox can be used to share these small-sized files. Meanwhile, on my latest trek I carried a powerbank and a cheap smartphone. I use GPSLogger Android app and it was accurate to within a few meters. The options on the free version of this app are fantastic and you can customize the logging to not drain the battery. It logs in multiple formats too (TXT, KML, and GPX) and you can choose to upload the data online.

PS: When back home, I used the GPS data to geotag my images too
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I also use GoMap! On iOS and Vespucci on Android.
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for my har ki dun and kedarkantha trek, I did GPS logging for the first time.

i used cheap android phone and GPS logger app

http://code.mendhak.com/gpslogger/#9

my observations

1. for everyday there is only file which is a trek log on the memory card. its size increases with every point logged

2. once app starts logging its keeps on logging the points automatically.

3. no need for the network only switch on the gps receiver.

4. this app is quite enery efficient as once it logs the point then it goes in sleep mode for the time being till it logs the next point.

5. i used dropbox to upload gps files.

6. used http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ to covert the gps file into the map and found that the maps created are pretty accurate with 70-90 mtrs of accuracy. even the gps receivers in modern aircrafts give this much accuracy. thats why Indians are designing GAGAN now a days to augment GPS signals for better accuracy.
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How To Turn Your Android Phone Into The Ultimate GPS Navigator

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Sending GPS to some recipient in Real time without the need of some network

does anybody has any suggestion??

like GPS logger doesnt need any mobile network to log the point. but it logs in the mobile phone.

Is there any app which also sends the real time location of GPS receiver to some secure server so that my family would be able to track me down when I would be wandering in remote mountains???

next great idea could be : along with the sending of real time gps location, i would be able to send some message or sos ......
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