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Uploading by email

You can upload logs directly to GPSLog Labs from your iPhone or similar mobile device using your unique email upload address.

Click on your device icon on the home page to find your device's unique address. It will look something like

Simply send the log file or files as attachments (zipped if you like, it'll be faster that way) and then you will receive an email containing links to the activity in GPSLog Labs once it is processed.

You can add tags to your activity by entering them in the subject line like: ((tags: Bike)) The tags will be matched as smartly as possible, you only need to put enough of the tag in to make it unambiguously match one of your existing tags and the text case doesn't matter.

The rest of your email title will be added as a note on the activity.

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Updates for May 29th

  • The shared log detail page now has a mobile (iPhone) optimized version:
  • A list of stops is displayed when manually creating log segments. You can click on the stop times to start stop the segment at that point. The interface is a little rough, any suggestions on how to make it easier to use are welcome.
  • Merging log segments is a little smarter, and it is now easy to remove a little "junk" other segment from the start or end of a log.
  • You can now add an icon to distinguish your devices:
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Updates for February 5th

There have been lots of little updates to GPSLog Labs since my last post and a couple of big new features that I'll preview here but will explain in full detail in future posts.

  • Translations: GPSLog Labs is now available in different languages.

    By default only day and month names will be translated, but there is a more comprehensive Polish translation thanks to Lukasz. If you want to help out translating GPSLog Labs into your language, contact me at

  • Upload via email: On the detail page for your device you will be provided with an email address that you can email logs to (as attachments) and they will be processed. When they're ready you'll receive a reply with the links to your activity. This is particularly useful if you want to upload a track recorded on your iPhone using MotionX GPS app, for example.
  • Sharing: By default all your activity on GPSLog Labs is private and visible only to you, but Logs now have a Share button that lets you generate a publicly accessible detail page, such as this one.

    You can then share the URL on Twitter, Facebook, email, IM or wherever you like.

    You can also get a snippet of HTML to embed the map or graphs into your own website like this:

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IPhone interface

GPSLog Labs works quite well on the iPhone, but it's not a truly useful mobile experience:


So, I've added a mobile version of the site:


It will take advantage of the GPS in the phone (if available) to show you information in GPSLog Labs that's relevant to your current location (if it can recognise it) and you can also add new places into GPSLog Labs directly from the phone while you're at the place. Meaning logs you upload later will be automatically chopped without you having to edit them.

You can quickly browse through the logs you've uploaded, view their stats, maps and graphs:


This is just the beginning, expect a lot more useful features soon (and let me know if you've got any ideas too!)

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