Rene Limon Rene Limon - 1 month ago 18
Android Question

How to get current location of device on google maps api v2?

I´ve found some methods to do that but are deprecated or doesn´t work. I would like to get current latitude and longitude from device.

Here is how I'm getting the current location, but the GoogleMap

getMyLocation()
method is deprecated:

void getCurrentLocation()
{
Location myLocation = map.getMyLocation();
if(myLocation!=null)
{
double dLatitude = myLocation.getLatitude();
double dLongitude = myLocation.getLongitude();
map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(new LatLng(dLatitude, dLongitude))
.title("My Location").icon(BitmapDescriptorFactory
.defaultMarker(BitmapDescriptorFactory.HUE_RED)));
map.moveCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLngZoom(new LatLng(dLatitude, dLongitude), 8));

}
else
{
Toast.makeText(this, "Unable to fetch the current location", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
}
}

Answer

It's actually quite simple, using the FusedLocationProviderAPI is recommended over using the older open source Location APIs, especially since you're already using a Google Map so you are already using Google Play Services.

Simply set up a Location Listener, and update your current location Marker in each onLocationChanged() callback. If you only want one location update, just un-register for callbacks after the first callback returns.

public class MainActivity extends FragmentActivity
        implements OnMapReadyCallback,
        GoogleApiClient.ConnectionCallbacks, GoogleApiClient.OnConnectionFailedListener,
        LocationListener {

    private GoogleMap map;
    private LocationRequest mLocationRequest;
    private GoogleApiClient mGoogleApiClient;
    private Location mLastLocation;
    private Marker marker;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

    }

    @Override
    protected void onResume() {
        super.onResume();

        if (mGoogleApiClient == null || !mGoogleApiClient.isConnected()){

            buildGoogleApiClient();
            mGoogleApiClient.connect();

        }

        if (map == null) {
            MapFragment mapFragment = (MapFragment) getFragmentManager()
                    .findFragmentById(R.id.map);

            mapFragment.getMapAsync(this);
        }
    }

    @Override
    public void onMapReady(GoogleMap retMap) {

        map = retMap;

        setUpMap();

    }

    public void setUpMap(){

        map.setMapType(GoogleMap.MAP_TYPE_HYBRID);
        map.setMyLocationEnabled(true);
    }

    @Override
    protected void onPause(){
        super.onPause();
        if (mGoogleApiClient != null) {
            LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.removeLocationUpdates(mGoogleApiClient, this);
        }
    }

    protected synchronized void buildGoogleApiClient() {
        Toast.makeText(this, "buildGoogleApiClient", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(this)
                .addConnectionCallbacks(this)
                .addOnConnectionFailedListener(this)
                .addApi(LocationServices.API)
                .build();
    }

    @Override
    public void onConnected(Bundle bundle) {
        Toast.makeText(this,"onConnected", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

        mLocationRequest = new LocationRequest();
        mLocationRequest.setInterval(1000);
        mLocationRequest.setFastestInterval(1000);
        mLocationRequest.setPriority(LocationRequest.PRIORITY_BALANCED_POWER_ACCURACY);

        //mLocationRequest.setSmallestDisplacement(0.1F);

        LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.requestLocationUpdates(mGoogleApiClient, mLocationRequest, this);
    }

    @Override
    public void onConnectionSuspended(int i) {

    }

    @Override
    public void onConnectionFailed(ConnectionResult connectionResult) {

    }

    @Override
    public void onLocationChanged(Location location) {
        mLastLocation = location;

        //remove previous current location Marker
        if (marker != null){
            marker.remove();
        }

        double dLatitude = mLastLocation.getLatitude();
        double dLongitude = mLastLocation.getLongitude();
        marker = map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(new LatLng(dLatitude, dLongitude))
                .title("My Location").icon(BitmapDescriptorFactory
                        .defaultMarker(BitmapDescriptorFactory.HUE_RED)));
        map.moveCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLngZoom(new LatLng(dLatitude, dLongitude), 8));

    }

}