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OSMTracker for Android
Screenshot of OSMTracker for Android
Author: nguillaumin
License: GNU General Public License v3
Platform: Android 2.2 or +
Version: 0.7.1 [1] (2019-02-18)
Languages: Arabic, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Basque, English, Finnish, French, Galician, Armenian, Italian, iw, Japanese, Burmese, Norwegian Bokmål, Dutch, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, and Chinese
Website: https://github.com/labexp/osmtracker-android
Source code: git@github.com:labexp/osmtracker-android.git

Offline GPS tracker with fast POI placement shortcuts. Exports in GPX format with waypoints, suitable for editing in JOSM. Clone of OSMtracker (Windows Mobile)

OSMTracker is an offline GPS tracker designed for collecting points of interest (POI) to be added to the map and for recording GPX tracks. POIs can be marked using shortcut buttons, voice, text, or by taking a picture. OSMTracker data is exported in GPX format with waypoints, making it suitable for import into the JOSM map editor. One can also thus directly upload waypoints[1] when one uploads tracks. OSMTracker is also highly customizable, allowing advanced users to create their own buttons and layouts.

A similar program for Windows Mobile is available.

PDA display resolution survey

Take part in our PDA display resolution survey, please feel free to vote for the following (or add new less common) display resolution
We are collecting information about most common display resolutions of the PDAs of OSMTracker users, in hope that we can provide a more intuitive and user- and/or finger-friendly user interface in one of the upcoming releases of OSMTracker.

Resolution Votes Description
240 × 320 13 QVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), Samsung Galaxy 5, SE Xperia X10 mini/(pro), HTC Wildfire, Huawei U8160, w:Samsung Replenish
240 × 400 1 WQVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), GeeksPhone One
480 × 320 25 HVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), many Android mobile phones (HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Wildfire S, Xperia x8, LG Optimus One, Samsung Galaxy Ace, SE Xperia Mini Pro...)
480 × 640 1 VGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), Openmoko Freerunner
480 × 735 1 VGA (both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), TCT Alcatel One Touch (OT) 997D
480 × 800 30 WVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), many new Android mobile phones (HTC Desire, Google Nexus one / S, Samsung Galaxy S, ZTE Skate...)
480 × 854 12 FWVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), Motorola Milestone/Droid/Droid X/Defy/Defy+, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
540 × 960 5 qHD (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), HTC: Desire HD2, Raider, Sensation [xx]; Motorola: Razr, Milestone, Atrix; Sharp Aquos Phone SH-80 F; Huawei Ascend P1 (didn't check, if they are all available with Android)
600 × 1024 4 WSVGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), Samsung Galaxy Tab, Toshiba SmartPad
720 x 1280 15 XHDPI (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), w:Samsung Galaxy Nexus, w:Samsung Galaxy S III, w:Samsung Galaxy Note II, w:Moto G w: Samsung Galaxy A3
1024 x 768 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab A (both 8.0 and 9.7)
1280 × 768 3 XHDPI (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), w:Nexus_4 Nexus 4
800 × 1280 6 WXGA (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), Samsung Galaxy Note, w:Asus Transformer Pad TF300T
1080 x 1920 16 Full HD (often both portrait and landscape, just rotate the mobile), w:Sony Xperia Z, w:Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, w:Nexus 5, w:LG G2
1440 x 2960 1 WQHD+

Samsung Galaxy S8

other - please specify by adding a new row into table
Thank you for your feedback
OSMTracker development team


Track file location

For each new track, a subdirectory is created in the dedicated OSMTracker directory, which by default is typically on the SD/USB storage in osmtracker/. While pictures and audio annotations are written immediately into this subdirectory, the track itself has to be exported explicitly. To do so, select the track in the tracklist so you see the "Track Details", modify the name if necessary.

Still being in the "Track Details", go to the context menu and select "Export as GPX", and it will be written in the respective subdirectory. Alternatively, touch+hold the respective track name to open a context menu. (Please note that "Save" means not exporting yet. Could the developer please explain where the track is being hold before exporting.) (Edit: I'm not the developer, but it looks to be in a SQLite database if I've skim read the code correctly --EdLoach (talk) 08:02, 19 July 2013 (UTC))

OSM Map background

When the setting "OSM background" is set and an Internet connection exists, the tiles of the current position will be downloaded and shown.

If no connection exists, the map will only be shown if the tiles were previously downloaded. This download can be done offline, the directory path where the tiles are stored is "sdcard/osmdroid/tiles/Mapnik/(zoomlevel)/...". Offline downloaded tiles need to be renamed from "*.png" to "*.png.tile" as a new extension.

Compiling from Source

Be aware that these instructions check out from the SVN repository on Google Code, which may no longer contain the latest version. Consider using git clone https://github.com/nguillaumin/osmtracker-android.git instead.

 svn checkout http://osmtracker-android.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ osmtracker
 android update project --name Osmtracker --target android-3 --path osmtracker
 cd osmtracker
 ant (debug|release)

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