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Location Updates

Demonstrates how to use the Geocode API and reverse geocoding to display a device's location as an address.


This sample builds on the BasicLocationSample and the LocationUdpates samples included in this repo. Those samples work with latitude and longitude values only. While latitude and longitude are useful for calculating distance or displaying a map position, in many cases the address of the location is more useful. The Android framework location APIs provide a Geocode API which contains a [getFromLocation()](http://developer.android.com/reference/android/location/Geocoder.html#getFromLocation(double, double, int)) method that returns an estimated street address corresponding to a given latitude and longitude. This sample uses the getFromLocation() method to do location address lookup, an IntentService to fetch the location address, and a ResultReceiver to process results sent by the IntentService.

To run this sample, location must be enabled.


  • Android API Level >v9
  • Android Build Tools >v21
  • Google Support Repository

Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-play-location/issues

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted according to the instructions in CONTRIBUTING.md.


Copyright 2014 Google, Inc.

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