1.3 (Nov 28, 2016)
May 25, 2016
Apr 4, 2017 (Retired)
Fisk Debug (fiskurgit)
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Kortið tól

Map tools for GoogleMaps on Android.


Add jitpack.io to your root build.gradle, eg:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }

then add the dependency to your project build.gradle:

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    compile 'com.github.fiskurgit:KortidTol:1.0.6'

You can find the latest version in the releases tab above: https://github.com/fiskurgit/KortidTol/releases

More options at jitpack.io: https://jitpack.io/#fiskurgit/KortidTol


Full licence here: https://github.com/fiskurgit/KortidTol/blob/master/LICENSE

In short:

The MIT License is a permissive license that is short and to the point. It lets people do anything they want with your code as long as they provide attribution back to you and don’t hold you liable.

Limit Bounds

** Note - LimitBounds is deprecated, use the native setLatLngBoundsForCameraTarget instead **

Create Bounds

Either provide four outlier coordinates or an array of LatLng pairs and return a bounding box LatLngBounds object:

LatLngBounds threePeaksBounds = MapTools.createBounds(MIN_LAT, MAX_LAT, MIN_LON, MAX_LON);


LatLng[] multipleCoords = ...
LatLngBounds threePeaksBounds = MapTools.createBounds(multipleCoords);

Nearest Index

Find the nearest index in an array of coordinates to a point, for example when a user long-clicks on a map near a route, find the nearest point on the route:

map.setOnMapLongClickListener(new GoogleMap.OnMapLongClickListener() {
  @Override public void onMapLongClick(LatLng latLng) {
    int nearestIndex = MapTools.nearestIndex(routeCoords, latLng);
    LatLng nearestRoutePoint = routeCoords.get(nearestIndex);

Long Click Helper and Draw Subsection

Manage long-click events with a map to help draw a route subsection.

LongClickHelper longClickHelper = new LongClickHelper();


map.setOnMapLongClickListener(new GoogleMap.OnMapLongClickListener() {
  @Override public void onMapLongClick(LatLng latLng) {
      LatLng startClick = longClickHelper.getStart();
      LatLng endClick = longClickHelper.getEnd();
      MapTools.drawSubsection(map, routeCoords, startClick, endClick, Color.parseColor("#ff00cc"));

Subsection Distance

Calculate the distance of a subsection of a route

float meters = MapTools.subsectionDistance(routeCoords, startCoord, endCoord);

Quick (Convex) Hull

There's a Quick Hull implementation included (adapted from code by Jared Rummler) which can be used for displaying the bounding shape (Concave Hull) of GeoJson polygons. Rather than expensive rendering of a shape consisting of thousands of points draw the bounding shape instead (more detail here). The new single-pass method calculates the hull of an array of 580 coordinates in 4ms, versus 66ms for the older method:

New method

List<LatLng> polygonPoints = MapTools.getPoints(jsonString);
ArrayList<LatLng> hullLatLng = new QuickHullLatLng().quickHull(polygonPoints);
Polygon hullPolygon = map.addPolygon(new PolygonOptions()

Old method (may be deprecated in future)

List<LatLng> polygonPoints = MapTools.getPoints(jsonString);
QuickHull quickHull = new QuickHull();
ArrayList<Point> points = quickHull.convertToPoint(polygonPoints, map.getProjection());
ArrayList<Point> hull = quickHull.quickHull(points);
ArrayList<LatLng> hullLatLng = quickHull.convertToLatLng(hull, map.getProjection());
Polygon hullPolygon = map.addPolygon(new PolygonOptions()

Concave Hull

There's also a Concave Hull method which uses code by Eric Grosso. This is much more complex than the Quick Hull implementation, a native 'single-pass' conversion is beyond my capabilities (or at least available time). The method converts the LatLng array to points and back again so it will be much slower than the new native Quick Hull method above. A threshold of 30 reduces a ~5000 point polygon to ~800 points.

List<LatLng> polygonPoints = MapTools.getPoints(jsonString);
double threshold = 30;
List<LatLng> concaveLatLng = new ConcaveHull(polygonPoints, threshold, map.getProjection()).getHull();
Polygon concavePolygon = map.addPolygon(new PolygonOptions()