How can we get the current location in Android?

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I'm having troubles of getting my current position coordinates using the NETWORK provider of android location system.

Already read a lot of tutorials and implemented 4 or 5 existing classes to my project and all of them are giving me the last coordinates but not the current ones.

I'm pretty sure that the problem is something fundamental that I am missing but I am not able to understand what exactly it is.
Sep 25, 2018 in Java by Daisy
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First you need to define a LocationListener to handle location changes.

private final LocationListener mLocationListener = new LocationListener() {
    @Override
    public void onLocationChanged(final Location location) {
        //your code here
    }
};

Then get the LocationManager and ask for location updates

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

    mLocationManager = (LocationManager) getSystemService(LOCATION_SERVICE);

    mLocationManager.requestLocationUpdates(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER, LOCATION_REFRESH_TIME,
            LOCATION_REFRESH_DISTANCE, mLocationListener);
}

And finally make sure that you have added the permission on the Manifest,

For using only network based location use this one

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

For GPS based location, this one

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>
answered Sep 25, 2018 by Parth
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