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Plotting markers on a map in Android using data from a JSON web service and the Google Maps Android API v2

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MainActivity.java
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/*
* Copyright (c) 2013 Google Inc.
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* Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except
* in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
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package com.example.google.maps.demo;
 
import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.LatLng;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.MarkerOptions;
 
import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;
 
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;
import android.util.Log;
 
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;
 
/**
* @author saxman
*/
public class MainActivity extends FragmentActivity {
private static final String LOG_TAG = "ExampleApp";
 
private static final String SERVICE_URL = "YOUR DRIVE SERVICE URL";
 
protected GoogleMap map;
 
@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
setUpMapIfNeeded();
}
 
@Override
protected void onResume() {
super.onResume();
setUpMapIfNeeded();
}
 
private void setUpMapIfNeeded() {
if (map == null) {
map = ((SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.map))
.getMap();
if (map != null) {
setUpMap();
}
}
}
 
private void setUpMap() {
// Retrieve the city data from the web service
// In a worker thread since it's a network operation.
new Thread(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
try {
retrieveAndAddCities();
} catch (IOException e) {
Log.e(LOG_TAG, "Cannot retrive cities", e);
return;
}
}
}).start();
}
protected void retrieveAndAddCities() throws IOException {
HttpURLConnection conn = null;
final StringBuilder json = new StringBuilder();
try {
// Connect to the web service
URL url = new URL(SERVICE_URL);
conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStreamReader in = new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream());
 
// Read the JSON data into the StringBuilder
int read;
char[] buff = new char[1024];
while ((read = in.read(buff)) != -1) {
json.append(buff, 0, read);
}
} catch (IOException e) {
Log.e(LOG_TAG, "Error connecting to service", e);
throw new IOException("Error connecting to service", e);
} finally {
if (conn != null) {
conn.disconnect();
}
}
 
// Create markers for the city data.
// Must run this on the UI thread since it's a UI operation.
runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
try {
createMarkersFromJson(json.toString());
} catch (JSONException e) {
Log.e(LOG_TAG, "Error processing JSON", e);
}
}
});
}
void createMarkersFromJson(String json) throws JSONException {
// De-serialize the JSON string into an array of city objects
JSONArray jsonArray = new JSONArray(json);
for (int i = 0; i < jsonArray.length(); i++) {
// Create a marker for each city in the JSON data.
JSONObject jsonObj = jsonArray.getJSONObject(i);
map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions()
.title(jsonObj.getString("name"))
.snippet(Integer.toString(jsonObj.getInt("population")))
.position(new LatLng(
jsonObj.getJSONArray("latlng").getDouble(0),
jsonObj.getJSONArray("latlng").getDouble(1)
))
);
}
}
}

You should have added an example.json structure somewhere. Would be awesome :)

https://gist.github.com/TimPim/5902100 Look in the comment at the begining. There you have a JSON

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