How can I find the latitude and longitude from address?


Question

I want to show the location of an address in Google Maps.

How do I get the latitude and longitude of an address using the Google Maps API?

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103
9/16/2013 9:58:14 AM

Accepted Answer

public GeoPoint getLocationFromAddress(String strAddress){

Geocoder coder = new Geocoder(this);
List<Address> address;
GeoPoint p1 = null;

try {
    address = coder.getFromLocationName(strAddress,5);
    if (address==null) {
       return null;
    }
    Address location=address.get(0);
    location.getLatitude();
    location.getLongitude();

    p1 = new GeoPoint((double) (location.getLatitude() * 1E6),
                      (double) (location.getLongitude() * 1E6));

    return p1;
    }
}

strAddress is a string containing the address. The address variable holds the converted addresses.

132
7/10/2018 5:39:37 PM

Ud_an's solution with updated API's

Note: LatLng class is part of Google Play Services.

Mandatory:

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

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

Update: If you have target SDK 23 and above, make sure you take care of runtime permission for location.

public LatLng getLocationFromAddress(Context context,String strAddress) {

    Geocoder coder = new Geocoder(context);
    List<Address> address;
    LatLng p1 = null;

    try {
        // May throw an IOException
        address = coder.getFromLocationName(strAddress, 5);
        if (address == null) {
            return null;
        }

        Address location = address.get(0);
        p1 = new LatLng(location.getLatitude(), location.getLongitude() );

    } catch (IOException ex) {

        ex.printStackTrace();
    }

    return p1;
}

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