Main objective of this tutorial is to help you to get location information.


You will get Final Output:

Location Info


Step 1 Get Location

To get the location manager, we ask the context to getSystemService() for location services. Next we ask the location manager for list of all available providers. You may not care about all available location providers but just want to get the best one available. To do this, we specify our criteria for best.

For example, do we require altitude and bearing, allow cost, etc. For this we create new method named getLocations().

private void getLocations() {
// Get the location manager
locationManager = (LocationManager) getSystemService(LOCATION_SERVICE);
// List all providers:
List<String> providers = locationManager.getAllProviders();
for (String provider : providers) {
Criteria criteria = new Criteria();
bestProvider = locationManager.getBestProvider(criteria, false);
output.append("\n\nBEST Provider:\n");
output.append("\n\nLocations (starting with last known):");
Location location = locationManager.getLastKnownLocation(bestProvider);

For more about LocationManager class please refer:


Step 2 Manage States of Location

Now we add different methods for the different states of the Locations.

private void printProvider(String provider) {
LocationProvider info = locationManager.getProvider(provider);
output.append(info.toString() + "\n\n");
private void printLocation(Location location) {
if (location == null)
output.append("\n\n" + location.toString());
public void onStatusChanged(String provider, int status, Bundle extras) {
output.append("\n\nProvider Status Changed: " + provider + ", Status="
+ S[status] + ", Extras=" + extras);

For more details about LocationProvider class please refer:

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it would be helpful to you.

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