From Google Tracks (Android Smartphone) to QGIS

The app GoogleTracks for Android-Smartphones is an easy to use  tool for logging GPS-Tracks with your phone – & it allows you to export the Tracks to GPS and KML. So it’s no problem to get your tracks in your GIS-Software.

How-To with QGIS 1.8

  • Export your Track to GPX in GoogleTracks on your phone
  • Copy the *.gpx on your computer (or by the way mail it from your phone 🙂 )
  • You can directly open the GPX in QGIS with „Add vector“
  • Attention: GPS-Data is saved in GCS WGS84 ! If you combine it with layers in your national CRS be aware of using the correct transformation-parameters !

Google Tracks in PlayStore: Link