Akshay Akshay - 2 months ago 29
Android Question

open google maps through intent for specific location in android

I'm designing one application in which I want to show specific location on Map.
I'm passing

String
of address which is already placed on
Google Map
.
Following is my
Intent
code..

String url = "http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr="+address;
Intent intent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url));
startActivity(intent);


But it gives me Google Map for getting direction. I know why that so, because I used
daddr
in
url
but I don't know what to use for specific location..Please tell me what to use there..

Answer

I have not tested this but you could try :

First method:

String uri = String.format(Locale.ENGLISH, "geo:%f,%f", latitude, longitude);
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(uri));
context.startActivity(intent);

EDIT: This might not work with Google maps 7,0

hence you could change the uri to :

Second option:

String geoUri = "http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:" + lat + "," + lng + " (" + mTitle + ")";

where mTitle is the name of the location.

Third option:

geo:0,0?q=my+street+address

Fourth option:

String map = "http://maps.google.co.in/maps?q=" + yourAddress;

Hope that works and helps :D..

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