My Tracks 2.0, now with mobile Google Earth support

“My Tracks” is an Android application that doesn’t tend to get a lot of press. The initial version is more than three years old, and there are a bunch of other apps that do roughly the same thing. Now Google has released My Tracks 2.0, and it comes with a bunch of nice upgrades.


The list of improvements includes:
• The ability to play back your tour directly on Google Earth for Android
• Aggregation of statistics over time to show trends in your performance
• Simpler, faster user interface
• Improved charts and stats tables that are easier to read
For now, the app remains available only on Android. We’re not sure if this is a limitation on iOS, a strategic move, or simply a lack of manpower to build the application for other operating systems. In any case, it’s a great Android app and a nice one to keep around.
There are a lot of fun uses of it. For example, here is a track I did a few years ago when we went on a trolley tour of Savannah, GA:

You can download it for free on Google Play.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. It’s not because of any iOS limitations. There are many apps that offer these services (though MyTracks may be the best, I haven’t tried it). MotionX-GPS is the one I’ve seen the most of, and it integrates with a website where you can share your tracks on a Google Map or into Google Earth by downloading the KMZ. And iOS is capable of opening these KMZs too, I’ve done it with a number of tracks people have sent me from that MotionX-GPS app.

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