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Build Route and Show On Map via Intent

Aleksandr Zatsepin edited this page Dec 14, 2017 · 7 revisions

MapsMe app can handle following intents coming from external apps:

  • Show a point on the map
  • Build a route

Show the point on the map

To show the point on the map you must send the intent with following parameters:


action -
in:lat:float - latitude of the point
in:lon:float - longitude of the point

Build the route

To build the route you must send the intent with following parameters:


action -
in:lat_to:float - latitude of the end point
in:lon_to:float - longtitude of the end point


in:lat_from:float - latitude of the start point
in:lon_from:float - longitude of the start point
in:saddr:String - name of the start point
in:daddr:String - name of the end point
in:router:String - a route type. Supported types: "vehicle", "pedestrian", "bicycle", "taxi", "transit".

Note: if the start point coordinates are not provided the current location will be considered as the start point.


Intent intent = new Intent("");
PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();
List<ResolveInfo> infos = pm.queryIntentActivities(intent, 0);
// Check whether MapsMe is installed or not.
if (infos == null || infos.size() == 0) {
  // If not - open MapsMe page on Google Play
  intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
  intent.putExtra("lat_from", 55.800800);
  intent.putExtra("lon_from", 37.532754);
  intent.putExtra("saddr", "Start point");
  intent.putExtra("lat_to", 55.760158);
  intent.putExtra("lon_to", 37.618756);
  intent.putExtra("daddr", "End point");
  intent.putExtra("router", "vehicle");
// Launch MapsMe.