Course Content

  • Android Google Maps Current Location

Course Content


  • Show Details on a Map by Selecting the Current Location
  • Create a client for the Places API.
  • Obtain authorization to use a specific location.
  • Include a map.
  • Get the Android device's location and position the map on it.
  • Obtain the current location.
  • Save the current state of the map.

Re-center the map and display your present location, which will be marked with a blue dot, by clicking the blue-and-white target symbol near the bottom-right corner of the map. A context menu will appear when you right-click the blue dot on the map.

  • How to Find Your Location in Android
  • Permissions for receiving location updates should be specified in the manifest file.
  • As a reference to the location service, create a LocationManager object.
  • LocationManager can be contacted to request a location.
  • When your location changes, LocationListener will send you an update.

If you have an Android device or wish to share your real-time position with someone who does, Google Maps allows you to do so on a temporary or continuous basis.

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