Android :: Business Search Using Android GeoCoder APIs

Apr 14, 2009

I am developing a maps application and want to search for business points like pizza hut etc as done by native android maps application. I am using getfromlocationname() API for this purpose. But i am not able to get any result for any business search. But when i search using native maps application it shows results on native maps application. May I know the reason of this behaviour of getfromlocationname() API , or do i need to use some thing different for business search. I am working on SDK 1.0.

Android :: Business search using Android GeoCoder APIs


Android :: Geocoder And Location Search

Jul 8, 2010

In my application, we allow users to add locations. So far, we have been using the Geocoder class to let users search for different locations. For the most part, this works quite well. However, there are some issues we have been running into and I'm not sure what we can do to fix them.

Some searches (such as "moscow") return nothing when I feel you should definitely be getting a result for this. Other searches (such as "que") give very poor results and not the ones you would expect. However, if I use the Google maps application and run these same searches, I get results as I would expect.

I would really like my app to give search results like the maps application! My guess is that since the maps application is developed by Google, they are using some search functionality not available to the rest of us developers. Unless I'm missing something?

How to get better search results?

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HTC EVO 4G ::using People Search To Find A Business?

Jul 28, 2010

I have people listed in my contacts with ocupations like "Doctor", "Dentist", etc, under "Job Title" and contact listed as working for "State Farm", "Hooters", etc under Organization.

No matter what I do, the phone will not locate these people if I use people search, or just the regular search when using those parameters.

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Android :: GeoCoder: GetFromLocationName

Jul 24, 2010

I wanted to make an app that displays the map, for example, Pizza in San Francisco, CA, United States, as well as in maps.google.com: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=pt-BR&geocode=&q=Pizza+...

How do I do that?

I tried this: adresses = geoCoder.getFromLocationName addresses = ( "Pizza in San Francisco, CA, United States", 5); but does not work.

And this function will only return addresses, does not return the url images. Probably I need to use a different function, but which one?

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Android :: GeoCoder Is Not Working In SDK 1.5

May 15, 2009

I have two problem regarding Location API for SDK 1.5

1) I have developed a location based application for SDK 1.0.

I have used Geocoder to get the location data. Its working fine on SDK 1.0 emulator and its supported devices.

Today I downloaded SDK 1.5, and tried to run the same app. But the Geocoder didn't give any result. I am getting

Geocoder.getFromLocation(loc.getLatitude(), loc.getLongitude(), 1) as null.

2) LocationManager.removeUpdates(location_listener) is not removed (I mean still the GPS icon is visible on emulator).

But the same worked fine on SDK 1.0.

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Android : Geocoder - Why Get The Service Is Not Available

Sep 1, 2010

I want to use the Geocoder in an android application, I've got the following piece of code to sample it :

CODE:..............

I get the following stack trace :

CODE:...........

Why is the service unavailable? I have the following in my manifest

CODE:................

The documentation states : The Geocoder class requires a backend service that is not included in the core android framework, how/where can I obtain such a service?

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Android :: Geocoder No Longer Works On New PC

Feb 16, 2010

I have a problem getting the Geocoder to return results on my new PC during development. I started writing a android app on my other (Win XP) system and Geocoder worked fine and returned locations based on an address that I passed to it.

I recently bought a new PC (Win 7). Moved the code over to it and now the no address queries return any results. I tried a couple that did work on the xp machine, but are returning no results on the new pc. It does not give any errors.

I did generate a keyfile on the old pc. Do i need to create another on the new pc? Does the Geocoder require the key? It is not from the maps api.

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Android :: IOException On Geocoder.getFromLocationName

Jul 29, 2010

I am trying to get the geo codes for an address.

I am using: Geocoder geocoder = new Geocoder(GeoNoteEditor.this, Locale .getDefault()); List<Address> addressList = null; addressList = geocoder.getFromLocationName(addressString, 1);

The problem is that I am getting an IOException sometimes when I call getFromLocationName for the same addressString. This does not happen all the time. When I get the IOException, if I repeat the getFromLocation call, sometimes it works sometimes I get the IOException again.

How do I prevent the IOException from happening?

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Android :: Geocoder API - Returns A Null Value

Aug 26, 2009

I am having a real hard time with the geocoder API of android sdk 1.5rc2. In my app I am trying to get the addresses corresponding to a location name by using the getFromLocationName method of the Geocoder class. But the problem is whenever I call this method it returns a null value. I have also pushed a geodb file containing some fake addresses at 'data/misc/location' directory in the phone.

The format of the data in the geodb file is as follows :

address 1 latitude "38.898763" longitude "-77.036655" line 0 "1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW" line 1 "Washington, DC 20006" locality "Washington" region "DC" postalCode "20006" countryCode "US" countryName "United States"

and following is the code snippet : Geocoder geocoder = new Geocoder(this, Locale.getDefault()); List<Address> addresses=geocoder.getFromLocationName("1600 Pennsylvania", 10);

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Android :: Geocoder Not Returning Result

May 8, 2009

My application that uses geocoding was working fine till last week and now all of a sudden am not getting proper data from the same.

I used getLocality() , which was returning CITY name previously. But now it is returning NULL.

Is something changed? or Has someone faced the same issue?

My application is on SDK 1.0

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Android :: Geocoder Backend Service

Jun 17, 2009

I was reading the documentation regarding the Geocoder class and the description says:

"The Geocoder class requires a backend service that is not included in the core android framework."

I assume this means that the proprietary Google Maps API's provides this backend service which routes through the Google Maps service. I searched around trying to find information on constructing my own Geocoder backend service but have come up nil. Is there any way to produce a custom backend for the Geocoder class?

If it helps formulate a better response I'm trying to determine locations based on the GPS coordinates to produce areas such as streets, cities, parks, shopping centers, etc. If something like this already exists then I'd be more than happy to use it, but from what I've seen searching around no such service exists for an Android application.

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Android :: Calling GeoCoder GetFromLocation

Mar 23, 2010

I'm having a problem calling GeoCoder.getFromLocation();

I have a LocationListener calling an updateLocation() method in my class, which in turns calls GeoCoder.getFromLocation() with the current location.

CODE:............

When I run this code on a device (HTC Magic 1.6) I get the following error :

D/LocationMasfClient(15392): getAddressFromProtoBuf(): Ignore feature 0,1er Arrondissement Paris D/AndroidRuntime(21403): Shutting down VM W/dalvikvm(21403): threadid=3: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x4001da38) E/AndroidRuntime(21403): Uncaught handler: thread main exiting due to uncaught exception

If I run the same code on an emulator (1.6 with google api) the error I get is :

D/GpsLocationProvider(52): setMinTime 0 E/LocationMasfClient(52): reverseGeocode(): no feature in GLocation

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Android :: Geocoder Not Working On Emulator

Jul 5, 2010

I am trying to run the example as given in the book Professional Android Development by Reto Meier[pg 220], but i am not able to get the address string i always get "No address" . I read about the same prob in this forum, and i tried it in api level 7 but in both 7 and 8 api levels , i am getting the same output, i.e. No address. Also can anyone please tell me that here i have to manually supply the lat and longitude , so it is it possible that to get them automatically?

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Android :: Geocoder Doesn't Always Return A Value

Nov 12, 2010

I am able to successfully get lat/long and pass it to the geocoder to get an Address. However, I don't always get an address back. Seems like it takes a couple of attempts? I'm not sure why.

Is there a better way for me to obtain the address at this point?

CODE:.................

I am calling this method here:

CODE:.....................

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Android :: Reverse Geocoder - GetFromLocation - Lat - Lnt

Nov 2, 2010

I find that geocoder apis particularly getFromLocation using Lat and Lnt is not very reliable. I am noticing this behavior more after I upgraded to android 2.2 on my Droid. I get an invalid argument exception for Latitude. The funny thing it is not consistent in this behavior.

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Android :: GeoCoder To Get The Lat/lon For A Couple Of Addresses

Sep 9, 2010

I'm trying to use the GeoCoder to get the lat/lon for a couple of addresses. I'm running into an error where the address list comes back empty sometimes. It seems to be completely random. I have a start point and an end point to draw and route. Sometimes I can't get either one, sometimes I can get the start but not the end, sometimes I can get the end but not the start. I never seem to be able to get both. Not sure why. Yesterday it worked fine.

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Android :: Nexus One - Geocoder Causes IOException / How To Fix?

Jan 18, 2010

The code below works perfectly for real devices running on 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 as well as the emulator running on 2.1. However, executing it on the Nexus One (running 2.1) raises an IOException:Code...

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Android :: App Using 2.x APIs That Will Also Run On 1.x

Apr 12, 2010

I'm working on an Android app in which I would like to use multi-touch. However, I do not want to completely leave out those still running a 1.x OS phone. How do you program the app so that you can use the 2.x multi-touch APIs (or any other higher level API for that matter) and still allow it to gracefully degrade on 1.x systems. If you create a project in Eclipse for 1.x can you even still access the 2.x APIs?
Basically I want it to show up in the marketplace and work on all 1.6 and higher phones and just allow access to the higher level functionality if available.

Also, if anyone can point me to any data on the number of 1.x devices vs. 2.x devices in use.

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Android :: Geocoder.getFromLocationName Ignores Bounding Box

Oct 8, 2009

How can I convert a street address into a latitude + longitude? I've tried to use Geocoder.getFromLocationName() with a bounding box, but all results I get are outside of the box. Is there a way to limit the hits to a certain area on earth?

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Android :: Geocoder GetFromLocationName Is Not Finding Address

Jul 20, 2010

Geocoder getFromLocationName is not returning anything if I'm searching for business places. Here are my finding so far:

CODE:..............

I've tested this on 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2 devices that has Google Maps.

I'm trying to find if there's a limitation explained somewhere on the SDK, but there is none except:

The amount of detail in a reverse geocoded location description may vary, for example one might contain the full street address of the closest building, while another might contain only a city name and postal code. The Geocoder class requires a backend service that is not included in the core android framework. The Geocoder query methods will return an empty list if there no backend service in the platform (http://developer.android.com/reference/android/location/Geocoder.html)

[update]

So after nights of research, I can't seems to make it work - Google simply wont give me the result. Some discussion on android-developers points a fact that getFromBusinessName was omitted when Google Navigation came out. So I'm starting to assume that Google is pulling back some of their geocoding service.

I can always create a webpage that use Google Geocoder API, but its limited to 2500 api call - and I dont think it will be legal (lol). So what are my alternatives here?

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Android :: Google Maps API And Geocoder.getFromLocationName

Oct 29, 2010

I want to search for GPS locations for with Google Maps. I have already registered with Google Maps API, and got the key. I can successfully pinpoint my current location on a map. The next part is to search for items around the current GPS location.

Approach 1: I tried using Android's geocoder.getFromLocationName("UPS",5) but I am not getting anything.

Approach 2: hit Google https://maps.googleapis.cm/maps/apo/place/search but it needs a client id. To get a client id I have to create a premier account. Do I have to do all this?

How to use maps to search location for Android?

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Android :: Geocoder Not Returning Results In 1.5 Preview

Apr 16, 2009

I do not get any results from the Geocoder in the 1.5 preview release. Any information on this? In the maps application it works but my calls simply return an empty list (no exception, all permissions I know of (in this case only Internet) are set.

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Android :: How To Use StartMethodTracing APIs?

May 20, 2010

I have recently started working on an app which has both Java and native components. I am trying to generate trace information for both components using Debug.startMethodTracing("myapp") and Debug.startNativeTracing() alternately.

However, both are behaving unexpectedly.

When I use Debug.startMethodTracing("myapp"), I can see a file /sdcard/myapp.trace being created but it is always empty no matter how long I run my app. When I use Debug.startNativeTracing() and start the emulator with the -trace <tracename> switch, I see a message saying "Trace started", but when I try to run my app, the
emulator crashes.

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Android :: Crashing Under 2.2 APIs

May 18, 2010

It seems a little ahead of tomorrows Google event.But I'm already getting many complaints that my app fails completely under Android 2.2.So that scares me a lot!Anyone know when the API might be released? Tomorrow perhaps?

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Android :: Why Geocoder.getFromLocationName - Returns An Empty List

May 19, 2010

I'm using the android.location.Geocoder for the first time. The Idea is: I have a Listener on a button which takes input from an EditText and resolve the location. Up to now it's debugging phase, so I have no handler taking messages from the thread, only geocoding and write to logcat.

Q: Why this method always returns an empty list of Address objects?

CODE:...............

Somebody knows why? (btw I am using 1.6 sdk) Input tried

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Android :: GeoCoder.getFromLocationName Throws IO Exeption In Froyo

Aug 26, 2010

I have recently noticed that when Running the function geoCoder.getFromLocationName() on android 2.2 (Froyo) then i Receive a IOExeption (Which does not occur on other SDK versions).

After some reserch i have found suggentions to add the following Permisions:

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

However this does not solve the problem, and this appears to be a Android SDK Bug.
Is there a knows solution to this problem?

Here is the stack trace though it is not particularly helpful the inner stack trace is null so not great.

CODE:.......................

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Android :: Geocoder - Nothing Is Displayed On Screen Whenn Run Application

Oct 26, 2010

I have written the code for geocoding..but unfortunately it does not work ie nothing is displayed on screen...i am attaching the code...is the fault in the code..

CODE:.............

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Android :: Using Google Docs APIS?

Jun 15, 2009

I want to upload my documents(in the mobile) to google docs, Can Google data APIS work in Android?

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Android :: Map Keys Of Google APIs Add-on

Aug 10, 2009

In the Web When we apply the Map Keys, we need sumbit the URL of our sites. In the Google APIs Add-on , we need the MD5 of our soft to get the Map keys. but here is a big question.

1. MD5 is easy to be changed.

2. First I got the MD5 of my app ,and then submit, but when I add the new keys, if the MD5 is changed, there will have the problems of the martch.

3. what should I do?

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Android :: Working With Apis/Libraries

Oct 2, 2009

I'm building an app where I want to architect the app layer separately from the service layer (not android services). So I'll create a service interface(the apis) and then create a class(es) that implement that service interface. Inside the android application layer, I want to code to just that service interface. I think this is similar to how the google maps apis works. the api interface and stubs are in the framework, then each device actually provides the implementation. I don't need to go that far, but I am wondering how I package this up. One, where would I put these interfaces, so I can code to them in the app layer (like Activities). Second, how do I tell Android where the implementing classes are? I'm guessing this is somewhere in the manifest? For now I think I would probably just build the service implementation with the application source code, if that's easier. Eventually I'd like to break that out and drop it in as a 3rd-party jar.

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