How to get Latitude and Longitude of the mobile device in android?


Question

How do I get the current Latitude and Longitude of the mobile device in android using location tools?

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8/31/2015 5:58:44 PM

Use the LocationManager.

LocationManager lm = (LocationManager)getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE); 
Location location = lm.getLastKnownLocation(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER);
double longitude = location.getLongitude();
double latitude = location.getLatitude();

The call to getLastKnownLocation() doesn't block - which means it will return null if no position is currently available - so you probably want to have a look at passing a LocationListener to the requestLocationUpdates() method instead, which will give you asynchronous updates of your location.

private final LocationListener locationListener = new LocationListener() {
    public void onLocationChanged(Location location) {
        longitude = location.getLongitude();
        latitude = location.getLatitude();
    }
}

lm.requestLocationUpdates(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER, 2000, 10, locationListener);

You'll need to give your application the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission if you want to use GPS.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />

You may also want to add the ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION permission for when GPS isn't available and select your location provider with the getBestProvider() method.

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9/16/2017 10:38:48 PM

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