OSMTracker (Android)

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OSMTracker for Android
Osmtracker android device0611.png
Author: nguillaumin
License: GNU General Public License v3
Platform: Android 4.1+
Status: Unmaintained
Version: 1.0.1 [1] (2021-03-11)
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: https://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.


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))

Note: According to this page, OSMTracker cannot save files on an SD card: "Most recent Android devices will not allow the saving of data in an external microSD or SD card. Although referred to as ‘external storage’ the tracks etc will actually be recorded in /storage/emulated/0/osmtracker."

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/labexp/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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