Google Maps Clustering for Android

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Java
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Created
Nov 12, 2017
Updated
Feb 15, 2018
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Sharewire (sharewire)
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Oleksandr Melnykov (makovkastar)
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Google Maps Clustering for Android

A fast marker clustering library for Google Maps Android API.

Motivation

Why not use Google Maps Android API Utility Library? Because it's very slow for large amounts of markers, which causes skipping frames and ANRs (see Issue #29, Issue #82). But this library can easily handle thousands of markers (the video above demonstrates the sample application with 20 000 markers running on Nexus 5).

Installation

  1. Make sure you have JCenter in your repository list:
repositories {
    jcenter()
}
  1. Add a dependency to your build.gradle:
dependencies {
    compile 'net.sharewire:google-maps-clustering:0.1.3'
}

Integration

  1. Implement ClusterItem to represent a marker on the map. The cluster item returns the position of the marker and an optional title or snippet:
class SampleClusterItem implements ClusterItem {

    private final LatLng location;

    SampleClusterItem(@NonNull LatLng location) {
        this.location = location;
    }

    @Override
    public double getLatitude() {
        return location.latitude;
    }

    @Override
    public double getLongitude() {
        return location.longitude;
    }

    @Nullable
    @Override
    public String getTitle() {
        return null;
    }

    @Nullable
    @Override
    public String getSnippet() {
        return null;
    }
}
  1. Create an instance of ClusterManager and set it as a camera idle listener using GoogleMap.setOnCameraIdleListener(...):
ClusterManager<SampleClusterItem> clusterManager = new ClusterManager<>(context, googleMap);
googleMap.setOnCameraIdleListener(clusterManager);
  1. To add a callback that's invoked when a cluster or a cluster item is clicked, use ClusterManager.setCallbacks(...):
clusterManager.setCallbacks(new ClusterManager.Callbacks<SampleClusterItem>() {
            @Override
            public boolean onClusterClick(@NonNull Cluster<SampleClusterItem> cluster) {
                Log.d(TAG, "onClusterClick");
                return false;
            }

            @Override
            public boolean onClusterItemClick(@NonNull SampleClusterItem clusterItem) {
                Log.d(TAG, "onClusterItemClick");
                return false;
            }
        });
  1. To customize the icons create an instance of IconGenerator and set it using ClusterManager.setIconGenerator(...). You can also use the default implementation DefaultIconGenerator and customize the style of icons using DefaultIconGenerator.setIconStyle(...).

  2. Populate ClusterManager with items using ClusterManager.setItems(...):

List<SampleClusterItem> clusterItems = generateSampleClusterItems();
clusterManager.setItems(clusterItems);