Is there any good FOSS app that could record the phone GPS location, but keep the data locally on the same phone, no dialing out?

Like the Google Maps location history, just not sharing it with Google services.

  • @abominable_panda
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    6 months ago

    μLogger (recommended, very lightweight)

    Phonetrack (nextcloud app but can run independently)

    Traccar

    Gpslogger

    Fitotrack (fitness tracker)

    Opentracks (fitness tracker)

    Osmand

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    86 months ago

    OsmAnd, as someone has mentioned. Though, I think it’s an extension and you have to activate it and customize the experience. I used GPSlogger in the past, too, when I was in field surveys to upload to my Nextcloud server.

  • Fake4000
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    66 months ago

    Have you tried to use an app like OSMAND?

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      26 months ago

      It can record the GPS locations so you can check later where you have been on a particular day? I use it for car navigation so that would be nice, but didn’t know it had such an option.

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        66 months ago

        Yes it can. Been using it to record bike tours. And you can overlay the recorded tours on the map, e.g. to make out areas you havent been yet. And you can also use tracks as routes to do them again incl. directions, too.

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          26 months ago

          Interesting, thanks for pointing that out!

    • @ace_garp
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      36 months ago

      I used AAT about 5 years ago. It worked well.

      Had to turn off battery-optimisation to allow recording in the background.

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    Fitotrack. Question is how often, how detailed? Google does this via their tracking network so it uses way less battery.

    Leaving that on all day would produce pretty big files and suck up lots of battery.

    You can create a new Fitotrack profile and set the details to pretty rough, this will save some space.

    I would advise against OSMand, its interface is not perfect for recording and the App is huge so it will probably use up way more battery

      • @[email protected]
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        26 months ago

        Thank you for pointing that out. With 66 open issues, it would seem helpful to continue maintaining. Ah, well, free code is hard to keep working on.