Drawing a line/path on Google Maps


Question

I've been busy for a long time finding out how to draw a line between two (GPS) points on the map in HelloMapView but with no luck.

Could anyone please tell me how to do so.

Suppose I use the HelloMapView which extends MapView. Do I need to use overlays? If so do I have to override the onDraw() method of the overlay and draw a line here? I actually tried these things but with no result.

Thank you in advance!

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3/25/2011 9:14:27 AM

Accepted Answer

Thank you for your help. At last I could draw a line on the map. This is how I done it:

/** Called when the activity is first created. */
private List<Overlay> mapOverlays;

private Projection projection;  

@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.main);

    linearLayout = (LinearLayout) findViewById(R.id.zoomview);
    mapView = (MapView) findViewById(R.id.mapview);
    mapView.setBuiltInZoomControls(true);

    mapOverlays = mapView.getOverlays();        
    projection = mapView.getProjection();
    mapOverlays.add(new MyOverlay());        

}

@Override
protected boolean isRouteDisplayed() {
    return false;
}

class MyOverlay extends Overlay{

    public MyOverlay(){

    }   

    public void draw(Canvas canvas, MapView mapv, boolean shadow){
        super.draw(canvas, mapv, shadow);

        Paint   mPaint = new Paint();
        mPaint.setDither(true);
        mPaint.setColor(Color.RED);
        mPaint.setStyle(Paint.Style.FILL_AND_STROKE);
        mPaint.setStrokeJoin(Paint.Join.ROUND);
        mPaint.setStrokeCap(Paint.Cap.ROUND);
        mPaint.setStrokeWidth(2);

        GeoPoint gP1 = new GeoPoint(19240000,-99120000);
        GeoPoint gP2 = new GeoPoint(37423157, -122085008);

        Point p1 = new Point();
        Point p2 = new Point();
        Path path = new Path();

        Projection projection=mapv.getProjection();
        projection.toPixels(gP1, p1);
        projection.toPixels(gP2, p2);

        path.moveTo(p2.x, p2.y);
        path.lineTo(p1.x,p1.y);

        canvas.drawPath(path, mPaint);
    }
113
5/29/2015 8:19:00 PM

For those who really only want to draw a simple line - there is indeed also the short short version.

GoogleMap map;
// ... get a map.
// Add a thin red line from London to New York.
Polyline line = map.addPolyline(new PolylineOptions()
    .add(new LatLng(51.5, -0.1), new LatLng(40.7, -74.0))
    .width(5)
    .color(Color.RED));

from https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android/reference/com/google/android/gms/maps/model/Polyline


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