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Track on the map is user recorded trip or plan route with makred points on it or not. OsmAnd track file has gpx-format.

You can add / create tracks to / in OsmAnd in these ways:

All tracks in the application are stored in the Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks.

Abilities to manage tracks in OsmAnd:

  • Β Enable and disable tracks on the map.
  • Β Configuring track appearance, editing and analyzing.
  • Β Using for navigation.

OsmAnd has no limit on the number of tracks to store and display.

There are three options to display Tracks on the map: via Configure map menu, My places menu, Track Context menu

Track on the map

  • Β Formats: OsmAnd uses GPX format for tracks and points.
  • Β Import: the app can import GPX, KML, KMZ formats of tracks and points.

Create / Edit Track​

Coordinate input​

Read how to add points by coordinates: Β By Coordinate input

Record track​

Read about Β Trip recording Plugin.

Add waypoint​

Quick action widget

Edit via Plan Route​

My Places menu​

Actions​

Android Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks

At the bottom of the screen are four Actions buttons.

My places tracks Android

  • "+" button - allows to import GPX track from device storage.
  • "earth" button - opens Add point menu for adding points by inputting coordinates.
  • "map" button - allows to choose tracks for showing its on the map.
  • "πŸ—‘" button - allows to choose tracks for deleting.
  • "⟳" button - allows to refresh tracks list.
  • "OSM editing" button - allows to upload chosen track to OSM.

Search / Sort​

Clicking to "πŸ”" button on the top of the device screen opens the searching function of the tracks list.

My places tracks seaching function Android

Clicking to "sort" button on the top of the device screen opens choosing sort menu for tracks on the list.

My places tracks sort function Android My places tracks sort 1 function Android

Sort menu:

  • Last modified - sorting tracks in the list by last modified.
  • Name: A – Z - sorting tracks in the list by name A β†’ Z.
  • Name: Z – A - sorting tracks in the list by name Z β†’ A.

Import / Export track​

Import track​

There are two variants for importing a track file in OsmAnd. The first is importing by clicking on a track file, the second is by My Places menu action.

  1. Importing track by clicking to GPX (KML, KMZ) track file (massengers, email, Drive, File managers..). It suggests to open it by OsmAnd app. Importing tracks save in "Import" folder of My places menu: clicking to the chosen GPX file β†’ opening it by OsmAnd.
  2. Importing button in My places menu β†’ Tracks.
  • Track GPX file:
  • Multitrack GPX file: saving as one GPX track or selected tracks.

import multitrack import multitrack

Export track​

Exporting track file or files to any massengers, email, file managers, Drive , apps. There are two general ways:

  1. By Track Context menu β†’ Share.
  2. By Local backup file. Exporting GPX-tracks as OSF-file.

Manage tracks​

After recording and saving, the tracks can be managed as follows:

  • In My Places, so that to view all ever recorded data pieces in the GPX format.
  • In Configure map, so that to select a specific track and display it on the map.
  • With the Context menu of the track on the map, so that to adjust the appearance, to update points on the route, to view segments, to start navigation along the track/segment, and/or other options.

View all tracks​

All tracks ever recorded are automatically displayed in My Places. This is the central storage of all user-generated information, organized in tabs according to the main criterion of saved data. There are favourites, notes, and tracks. Browse through Tracks tab to find any trip recordings.

More information about My Places, and/or Tracks stored in it can be found in the relevant sections of the current documentation. However, it makes sense to underscore here that:

  • The internal organization of the Tracks tab in My Places can be managed with the Trip recording plugin settings described above.
  • This is a useful place to consult with in case of doubts, for example, on what/if something is recorded, what/if something is visible right now on the map, and so forth.
  • My Places is perfect for any inventory work: tap the triple points/arrow at the right side of a track to manage it with any of the options, such as Move, Rename, Share, etc.

To view all ever-recorded tracks, and/or manage them, go to: Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks tab.

My Places with tracks in Android

Show tracks on map​

Tracks are an individual data layer that can be shown or hidden using the corresponding option in the Configure map menu or in the My Places menu. In addition, when you tap on Tracks, a track selection dialog appears, allowing you to choose which track or multiple tracks to display on the map.

For a specific profile, to display a track on the map, open Configure map and tap Tracks. Then from the opened dialog, check the needed track. To hide a track, either uncheck it from the list of tracks, or toggle off the Tracks option in the Configure map menu: Menu β†’ Configure map β†’ Tracks.

Show tracks on the map in Android Select a track to display in Android

To display a track on the map another way, open the My Places menu and then Tracks. The Visible folder displays the tracks already selected. In the Rec, Import and Tracks folders, you can select one or more tracks to display on the map by tapping the Show on map icon on the bottom menu of the screen. Go to: Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks tab.

Show tracks on the map Android

Options of context menu​

When a track is displayed on the map, tapping on it, the track context menu appears. For detailed information about each available option, refer to the respective section of the current documentation. Here is an overview of the options:

  • Basic info to show the distance, ascending and descending areas, description and quick action buttons, such as whether to show the track on the map, its appearance, points and if to place the track for navigation.
  • Graphs for analysis of altitude and speed.
  • Tab for any overview and/or updates of points and waypoints.
  • And other options: appearance, analysis of split intervals, sharing, editing, renaming, etc.

When you tap the track directly on the map, the track context menu appears, providing a basic overview of the track as well as more analytical data for investigating the route and making adjustments to points and waypoints, if necessary. You can also edit the track with the Plan route tool, in the context menu open the track in this tool and edit it: delete or add points, cut the track before or after a certain point. For more information, refer to Track Context Menu.

Context menu of a track in Android

Change folder​

All recorded tracks are stored My Places. This is the only storage location for tracks. Even when moved, tracks are moved between folders in My Places. However, as soon as a new track is created, it is automatically saved to the default folder in My Places. The default folder is one and the same for all new tracks. After showing up in the default folder, tracks can be moved to any other preferred folder, as follows:

  • Select more options from the Context menu of a track on the map.
  • Tap Change folder and select another folder in My Places to store the track in.

Default folder in My Places for saved new tracks: Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks tab.

The default folder can be established in Trip recording settings as one of the following options:

  • The Rec folder, which is one folder for all tracks.
  • The Rec/yyyy-mm folder is created individually for each month and contains tracks recorded during that month.

Then you can move the track to any other preferred folder in the My Places using the:

CONTEXT MENU ON THE MAP​

To move a track to another folder inside My Places, you can use Context menu of a track on the map as follows:

  • Open the Context menu of a track on the map in one of the following ways:
    • By tapping a track in My Places, the map shows up with the context menu opened for the track.
    • By tapping a track directly on the map.
      In any case, make certain the track is visible on the map.
  • Tap Options.
  • Tap Change folder from the opened Options list.
  • Select a folder to move the track to.

More options in Android Change folder in Android

CONTEXT MENU IN MY PLACES​

To move a track to another folder inside My Places, you can use Context menu of a track in My Places as follows:

  • Open: Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Tracks tab.
  • Tap the triple points on the right of the required track.
  • Tap Move from the opened context menu.
  • Select a folder to move the track to.

Move with My Places in Android

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