Official API documentation for Map My Tracks
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Map My Tracks API

Map My Tracks provides a simple interface that allows developers to access and update their activity data. You can use this API to make your own widgets or applications that seamlessly integrate Map My Tracks with other services.

Notice of change

As of January 1, 2019 all API endpoints relating to live tracking will require the user to be a PLUS member with Map My Tracks. Affected API endpoints will be:

  • start_activity
  • update_activity
  • stop_activity

Use get_user to verify if the user is a PLUS member.


The API consists of a number of services which are accessed by sending a HTTP POST to the Map My Tracks API URL at All requests require basic HTTP authentication using a valid Map My Tracks username and password. All API requests will be assigned to the user's account. The API responds with an XML formatted message. The content of this message will be dependent on the type of request that was made.


Data retrieval


Data input

Data delete