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Map address location - best way?

Postby ryank » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:07 pm

I have read multiple ways to map a location and I am a bit confused on what is the best. I simply want to open a map centered on a specific street address. Whatever the best option, is there a link to an example somewhere?

Should I:
1) Use the android Geocoder class?
2) make an http post to get long/lat (from yahoo or somewhere)
3) other

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Postby ryank » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:42 pm

I understand there could be some problems, but I went ahead and used the GmmGeocode class.
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MapView Intent?

Postby ryank » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:08 pm

Has anyone used the MapView Intent to show a point on a map?

http://code.google.com/android/referenc ... tents.html
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Postby plusminus » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:54 pm

Hello ryank,

doesn't it work :?:

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Postby ryank » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:45 pm

I haven't tried using it yet, but I don't recall seeing any examples of it.
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Postby plusminus » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:52 pm

Hello ryank,

what about:
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  1. new Intent(android.content.Intent.VIEW_ACTION, Uri.parse("geo:0,0?q=Nwe+York+Broadway"));
Parsed in 0.012 seconds, using GeSHi 1.0.8.4

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Postby ryank » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:20 pm

Thanks plusminus!

Is it possible to set defaults, such as zoomDialog, Satelite view, etc, when using the Intent vs. creating your own mapView?
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Postby plusminus » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:22 pm

Hello ryank,

that document page didn't show anything related to that. :(

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Postby ryank » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:20 pm

I have tried both ways. I think I'll just stick with launching an Inent for now. However, I see mixed results - sometimes it loads the map tiles and other times it just shows my point, with no tiles.

anyone else run into this?
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Postby plusminus » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:40 pm

ryank wrote:I have tried both ways. I think I'll just stick with launching an Inent for now. However, I see mixed results - sometimes it loads the map tiles and other times it just shows my point, with no tiles.

anyone else run into this?


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