The main objective of this tutorial is to help you to get Your Current Location using the GPS system.



Step 1 First create new Project with the following permission.

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

In MarshMallow, you have to check permissions at runtime.


Step 2 Location Manager

Then we need LocationManager in our Main Activity class for Location Service and also need LocationListener for the retrieving new Locations.

LocationManager locManager = (LocationManager) getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);
locManager.requestLocationUpdates(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER, 0, 0, locListener);
LocationListener locListener = new MyLocationListener();

Step 3 LocationListener

Now, create a new class named MyLocationListener in the Main Activity Class.

public class MyLocationListener implements LocationListener {
public void onLocationChanged(Location location) {
// Retrieving Latitude
// Retrieving getLongitude
String text = "My Current Location is:\nLatitude = "
+ location.getLatitude() + "\nLongitude = "
+ location.getLongitude();
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), text, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT)
// set Google Map on webview
String url = ""
+ location.getLatitude() + "," + location.getLongitude()
+ "&zoom=14&size=512x512&maptype=mobile/&markers="
+ location.getLatitude() + "," + location.getLongitude();
public void onProviderDisabled(String provider) {
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "GPS Disabled",
public void onProviderEnabled(String provider) {
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "GPS Enabled",
public void onStatusChanged(String provider, int status, Bundle extras) {

For more information about LocationListner please follow the link:

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

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