Android: Drag map while keeping marker at the center

I am currently getting Current Location of device (lat,lng) in MapActivity. Now , I want to let the user move the map, while keeping the marker at the center. This means that whenever the map is moved, current location will be updated. (Right?)

I followed this How to move a map under a marker? and How to attach a flexible marker on map something like Uber and Lyft? but couldn't get my concept clear.

Activity_map.xml (Here I have added ImageView)

<RelativeLayout 
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

<fragment
    android:id="@+id/map"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    class="com.google.android.gms.maps.MapFragment"
    />

<ImageView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_centerInParent="true"
    android:src="@drawable/gps"
    />

 </RelativeLayout>

My MapActivity is as follows :

 public class MapActivity extends FragmentActivity implements      OnMapReadyCallback,
    GoogleApiClient.ConnectionCallbacks,
    GoogleApiClient.OnConnectionFailedListener,
    LocationListener,GoogleMap.OnInfoWindowClickListener{

 @Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_map);
   // int x =_st.jsonArray.length();
    if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.M) {
        checkLocationPermission();
    }

    // Obtain the SupportMapFragment and get notified when the map is ready to be used.
    SupportMapFragment mapFragment = (SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager()
            .findFragmentById(R.id.map);
    mapFragment.getMapAsync(this);

    fragmentOnMap = (FragmentOnMap)getFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.fragment_bottom);
    getFragmentManager().beginTransaction().hide(fragmentOnMap);

}

@Override
public void onMapReady(GoogleMap googleMap) {


    //Get Last Known Location and convert into Current Longitute and Latitude
    final LocationManager mlocManager = (LocationManager) this.getSystemService(Context.LOCATION_SERVICE);
    final Location currentGeoLocation = mlocManager.getLastKnownLocation(LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER);

    double currentLat = currentGeoLocation.getLatitude();
   double currentLon = currentGeoLocation.getLongitude();

    LatLng currentLatLng = new LatLng(currentLat,currentLon);
    //Toast.makeText(this,"Cur Lat" +currentLat+"Lon"+currentLon,Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

    // Get JSON String and Break it down into individual nodes
    //double x=_location.getLatitude();
    //double y=_location.getLongitude();
    json_string = getIntent().getExtras().getString("JSON_DTA");
    LatLng latLng = null;
    try {
        int count = 0;
        //jsonObject = new JSONObject(json_string);
        jsonArray = new JSONArray(json_string);

        while (count < jsonArray.length()) {
            JSONObject JO = jsonArray.getJSONObject(count);
            _id = JO.getInt("id");
            _doctorname = JO.getString("doctorname");
            _doclat = JO.getString("latitude");
            _doclong = JO.getString("longitude");

            count++;

            Double d = Double.parseDouble(_doclat);
            Double e = Double.parseDouble(_doclong);
            latLng = new LatLng(d, e);

            DecimalFormat df = new DecimalFormat("####0.0");

            DistanceBetweenPoints distanceBetweenPoints = new DistanceBetweenPoints();
            double  distance = distanceBetweenPoints.CalculationByDistance(currentLatLng,latLng);

            double distanceThreshHold = 7 ;
            if(distance < distanceThreshHold  )
            {
                mMap = googleMap;
                mMap.setOnInfoWindowClickListener(this);
                MarkerOptions _markeroptions = new MarkerOptions()
                        .position(latLng)
                        .title(_doctorname+":  " + df.format(distance) + " KM" )
                        .icon(BitmapDescriptorFactory.fromResource(R.drawable.smallest_logo));
                mMap.addMarker(_markeroptions);

                mMap.setMapType(GoogleMap.MAP_TYPE_NORMAL);


            }
            else
            {
                mMap = googleMap;
            }

     }


    } catch (JSONException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
    }

    //Initialize Google Play Services
    if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.M) {
        if (ContextCompat.checkSelfPermission(this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
                == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {
            buildGoogleApiClient();

            mMap.setMyLocationEnabled(true);

        }
    } else {
        buildGoogleApiClient();
        mMap.setMyLocationEnabled(true);
    }
}

protected synchronized void buildGoogleApiClient() {
    mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(this)
            .addConnectionCallbacks(this)
            .addOnConnectionFailedListener(this)
            .addApi(LocationServices.API)
            .build();
    mGoogleApiClient.connect();
}
@Override
public void onConnected(@Nullable Bundle bundle) {

    mLocationRequest = new LocationRequest();

    mLocationRequest.setInterval(1000);
    mLocationRequest.setFastestInterval(1000);
    mLocationRequest.setPriority(LocationRequest.PRIORITY_BALANCED_POWER_ACCURACY);
    if (ContextCompat.checkSelfPermission(this,
            Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
            == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {
        LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.requestLocationUpdates(mGoogleApiClient, mLocationRequest, this);
    }

}

@Override
public void onConnectionSuspended(int i) {

}


@Override
public void onLocationChanged(Location location) {

        mLastLocation = location;
        if (mCurrLocationMarker != null) {
            mCurrLocationMarker.remove();
        }


        //Place current location marker
        LatLng latLng = new LatLng(location.getLatitude(), location.getLongitude());
        MarkerOptions markerOptions = new MarkerOptions();
        markerOptions.position(latLng);
        markerOptions.title("Current Position");
        markerOptions.draggable(true);

        markerOptions.icon(BitmapDescriptorFactory.defaultMarker(BitmapDescriptorFactory.HUE_MAGENTA));
        mCurrLocationMarker = mMap.addMarker(markerOptions);


      //  Toast.makeText(this, "Current" + latLng, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
        String tag = null;
        Log.d(tag, "lon: " + location.getLongitude() + " ----- lat: " + location.getLatitude());


        //move map camera
        mMap.moveCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLng(latLng));
        mMap.animateCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.zoomTo(11));


        //stop location updates
        if (mGoogleApiClient != null) {
            LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.removeLocationUpdates(mGoogleApiClient, this);
        }


    }




@Override
public void onConnectionFailed(@NonNull ConnectionResult connectionResult) {

}

public boolean checkLocationPermission(){
    if (ContextCompat.checkSelfPermission(this,
            Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
            != PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {

        // Asking user if explanation is needed
        if (ActivityCompat.shouldShowRequestPermissionRationale(this,
                Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)) {

            // Show an expanation to the user *asynchronously* -- don't block
            // this thread waiting for the user's response! After the user
            // sees the explanation, try again to request the permission.

            //Prompt the user once explanation has been shown
            ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,
                    new String[]{Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION},
                    MY_PERMISSIONS_REQUEST_LOCATION);


        } else {
            // No explanation needed, we can request the permission.
            ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,
                    new String[]{Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION},
                    MY_PERMISSIONS_REQUEST_LOCATION);
        }
        return false;
    } else {
        return true;
    }
}
@Override
public void onRequestPermissionsResult(int requestCode,
                                       String permissions[], int[] grantResults) {
    switch (requestCode) {
        case MY_PERMISSIONS_REQUEST_LOCATION: {
            // If request is cancelled, the result arrays are empty.
            if (grantResults.length > 0
                    && grantResults[0] == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {

                // Permission was granted.
                if (ContextCompat.checkSelfPermission(this,
                        Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)
                        == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {

                    if (mGoogleApiClient == null) {
                        buildGoogleApiClient();
                    }
                    mMap.setMyLocationEnabled(true);
                }

            } else {

                // Permission denied, Disable the functionality that depends on this permission.
                Toast.makeText(this, "permission denied", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
            }
            return;
        }

        // other 'case' lines to check for other permissions this app might  request.
        //You can add here other case statements according to your requirement.
    }
}

Your help will much appreciated. Thank you.

Answers


Having a map under an ImageView with your marker icon would be the best way to go here (just a framelayout with your map fragment under and your marker image centered on top should work). Then you can use an OnCameraIdleListener which would receive a callback when the map movement has ended. So just set an instance of OnCameraIdleListener to your map to listen for movement callbacks like so:

map.setOnCameraIdleListener(new GoogleMap.OnCameraIdleListener() {
        @Override
        public void onCameraIdle() {
            //get latlng at the center by calling
            LatLng midLatLng = map.getCameraPosition().target;
        }
    });

Try at first this layout for your Activity_map.xml:

<RelativeLayout
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

    <fragment
        android:id="@+id/map"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        class="com.google.android.gms.maps.MapFragment"
    />

    <ImageView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        android:src="@drawable/gps"
    />

</RelativeLayout>

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