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java – Android – Unable to get the gps location on the emulator

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

i’m tring to use the gps on the android emulator, i’ve the following code:

public class NL extends Activity {

 private LocationManager locmgr = null;

 @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.nl);

        locmgr = (LocationManager) getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);

        Criteria crit = new Criteria();
        crit.setAccuracy(Criteria.ACCURACY_FINE);
        String provider = locmgr.getBestProvider(crit, true);
        Location loc = locmgr.getLastKnownLocation(provider);


        Toast msg = Toast.makeText(this, "Lon: " + Double.toString(loc.getLongitude()) + " Lat: " + Double.toString(loc.getLatitude()), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT);
        msg.show();
    }
}

i’ve added the following line at the manifest:

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

and i’ve set the gps location with the DDMS method and either with the geo fix method, but when i run the code, i get a NullPointerExeption at the Toast line, probably cause loc is null.

I don’t understand where the error is… can you help me please?


UPDATE!

Thanks for your help, now i use the following code and i don’t get any error, but it doesn’t run the code inside onChangeLocation… it doesn’t run the Toast and don’t return any message in the log!

 public class NL extends Activity {

        private LocationManager locmgr = null;

        @Override
        public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
            setContentView(R.layout.nl);

            locmgr = (LocationManager) getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);

         // Define a listener that responds to location updates
            LocationListener locationListener = new LocationListener() {
                public void onLocationChanged(Location loc) {
                  // Called when a new location is found by the network location provider.
                    Log.i("NOTIFICATION","onLocationChenged Triggered");

                    Toast msg = Toast.makeText(NetworkLocator.this, "Lon: " + Double.toString(loc.getLongitude()) + " Lat: " + Double.toString(loc.getLatitude()), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT);
                    msg.show();
                }

                public void onStatusChanged(String provider, int status, Bundle extras) {}

                public void onProviderEnabled(String provider) {}

                public void onProviderDisabled(String provider) {}
              };

            // Register the listener with the Location Manager to receive location updates
            locmgr.requestLocationUpdates(LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER, 0, 0, locationListener);
        }
    }

Thanks!

How to&Answers:

Emulator just doesn’t have any location at the beginning. According to the doc, ‘getLastKnownLocation’ method can return null, so it is ok. In that case you should wait for location updates (you can user requestLocationUpdates method from LocationManager). You can trigger location update on emulator’s gps module by following command:

adb -e emu geo fix 50 50

Answer:

FOUND THE SOLUTION:

LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER is WRONG.

correction: LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER

Answer:

if all you what you described is done than maybe you are not probably not ur gps is on in emulator.go to setting:->Location and Security:->and use gps satelites should be checked


edited:ithink you have to use location manager without criteria type.



LocationManager mlocManager = (LocationManager)getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);

loc=mlocManager.getLastKnownLocation(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER);

——than try to get long. and lat.

Answer:

Are you sure that your emulated device is actually supporting GPS?
I think there was an extra option for this…

This may help too:

Thanks! To all: You can change the Build Target for your project any time in Eclipse: Right-click the project in Package Explorer, select Properties > Android and then check ‘Google API’ for Project Target. — Developers working with non-English culture settings might notice that pressing the Send button in Location Controls does not send a new location to the Android emulator. It’s fixed with the upcoming release 7 of the SDK tools; for a quick fix you can change your locale to ‘en’. (See code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=915 for details.) – Patrick de Kleijn

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