GPS Logging

Since 2010, I’ve logged nearly all of my driving (both personal and rental cars) by downloading GPS data from Garmin navigation devices.

Map of North America showing driving tracks.

My driving, North America, March 2010–October 2020. (I’ve also driven in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Germany, Iceland, Australia, and New Zealand.)

I’ve started adding annual driving maps to my recent Year in Travel posts.

I’ve also logged cycling, walking, and other travel data using iPhone GPS logging apps.

Technical Details

I currently log my driving using a Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT automotive GPS unit that I’ve had since 2016. Prior to that, I used several devices from the Garmin nüvi series.

I store my driving logs in a single KML file, using a script I wrote to convert and import the Garmin’s GPX tracks.

Resources

See my Mapping Resources page.

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