How to Draw a Track on Google Maps in Android?
In many android apps, we have seen that there is a route marker from a source location to the destination location. In this article, we will take a look at How we can draw a track on Google Maps in Android.
What we are going to build in this article?
We will be building a simple application in which we will be displaying two EditText fields inside that fields we have to enter a source location and a destination location and we will display a button to display a route. After clicking on that button we will display a route on Google Maps for that location along with time. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Java language.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Run your app and see the output of the app.