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Accessing Log Files

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NOTE: This information is outdated and is no longer the preferred way to access log files. The File Manager screen in Map Pilot is how this should be handled now. Using iTunes is still applicable for bulk backup tasks but the files are accessed through the 'Files' app in iOS 12 and up, not the Map Pilot app menu.


All flights done under the control of Map Pilot will create a CSV log file that allows the user to track previous flights and use the output for further analysis.

These files can be accessed by connecting your iOS device to your computer and opening iTunes. 

  1. Click on the device's icon at the top of iTunes where you select the media being used. "iPhone" is labeled in the sample image.                                                     
  2. Select "Apps" from the menu on the right.                                                             
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to the "File Sharing" section and select "Map Pilot".                       
  4. Select the file or files that you would like to download from the device and click the "Save To..." button.                     

These files can be analyzed and converted to a KML using our Log File Viewer or a number of other third party services such as Airdata UAV (formerly Healthy Drones) or DroneLogBook.

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    Luis Martinez

    When I get to file sharing and click on ME it only shows 6 .csv files, but 7 missions are saved in the app. Any suggestions?

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    The log files are only taken for flights that you have actually flown. Saved missions in the app are just for saved flight PLANS. There is no correlation between the two.

    One flight log per flight. The flights.plist file is the one that holds your cached mission data and it isn't really something meant to be read by other software.

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    Peter O'Regan

    Hi. I had some errors appear on a flight 2 days ago. Lighting was poor, and I activated Spped Reduction to match light levels. I would like to see what errors were written to the Map Pilot Log file for the flights, however when I connect the iphone to iTunes and view the Map Pilot App, I cannot see ANY log files or CSV for any of the 4 flights that were successfully completed using Map Pilot. Please confirm if the error logs are stored somewhere unusual. Thanks

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    This information is all very old and is only being left here for historical and SEO reason. Please see the note at the top.

    You can access your logs in the File Manager screen and email or AirDrop them from there.

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