MapsIndoors for Android - Part 2

Trying the demo App

You can download the demo app from our github repository: Demo App Then run it and don’t forget to do a Gradle sync before and download all the required dependencies.

Using Routing

Routing is requested with at least an origin, a destination and a transit mode – transit mode corresponds directly to Google Maps transit modes: Walking, bicycling, driving and transit (public transportation).

    RoutingProvider routingProvider = new MPRoutingProvider();
    routingProvider.setOnRouteResultListener(new OnRouteResultListener()
        public void onRouteResult(final Route newRoute)
            // Getting route object result

        public void onRoutingInfoResult(Object info)

    routingProvider.query(myOriginLocation.getPoint(), myDestinationLocation.getPoint());

When requesting only indoor routes, the travel mode is always WALKING - regardless of what you assign it to.

Route restrictions

Add a restriction to the route by setting the avoid argument. A list of possible restrictions can be found in the com.mapspeople.routing.RouteRestriction class. Avoid stairs on the route using the following restriction parameter:


Public transit travel mode

Using TRANSIT mode requires either a departure date or an arrival date.

routingProvider.setDateTime(Calendar.getInstance(), false);

Rendering a route on the map

Using the DirectionsRenderer it is possible to easily render the route retrieved from the RoutingProvider. The route is parted in segments called legs, and legs are again parted in steps. The route will be rendered one leg or step at a time. This is an example of rendering the first leg of a route on a google map. Total number of legs is route.getLegs().size().

DirectionsRenderer directionsRenderer = new DirectionsRenderer(ctx, selectionListener); directionsRenderer.setMap(myGoogleMap); directionsRenderer.setRoute(myRoute); directionsRenderer.setRouteLegIndex(0); //

Working with mapped POI’s / Locations

Querying POI’s / Locations

This example will show you the possible ways of querying the POI’s on your venue(s). You need to provide your solution id as a mandatory property to the query.

MPLocationsProvider locs = new MPLocationsProvider(this); //Provide context

locs.setOnLocationsReadyListener(new OnLocationsReadyListener() {
   public void onLocationsReady(List<Location> locations) {

     // Here you can do your work with the locations


   public void onLocationDetailsReady(Location location) {
     // Here you can do your work with the locations details


LocationQuery lc = new LocationQuery();

lc.arg = "YOUR_SOLUTION_ID";

//Sorting will override "near/radius"
lc.orderBy = LocationQuery.OrderBy.NAME;
lc.sortOrder = LocationQuery.SortOrder.DESC;

lc.near = new Point(55.6377969,12.5787581);
lc.radius = 200;
lc.max = 1;

// query multiple (not all data is fetched)
locs.getLocationsUsingQueryAsync(lc, Locale.ENGLISH);
// or single get (all data is fetched)
locs.getLocationDetailsAsync("YOUR_SOLUTION_ID", "locationId");

Show a Location on map

To show a single POI on a map you can use this method:

myMapControl.displaySingleLocation(Location location);

Using Custom Providers

To setup with e.g. locations from your own backend, make an implementation of the LocationsProvider interface, and pass the provider as parameter to the initMap method:

MyLocationsProvider myLocationsProvider = new MyLocationsProvider();
mapControl.initMap("YOUR_SOLUTION_KEY", "rtx", myLocationsProvider, null, null, null);

Determining and setting a user location

MapsIndoors can show the user position, but to do that it needs to know the user’s position. This can either be set manually by the app or using a position provider. To set it manually, simply call the map control directly with a location and floor, for this case we are going to set it as the venue position:

//the point on the map and the floor
mMapControl.setCurrentPosition( new Point(57.08585, 9.95751), 0);

A position provider is normally easier to use for real time positioning. To create a position provider make a class that implements the PositionProvider interface and add it to your MapControl like this:

Using a positioning provider

The GPS provider is part of the demo app: GPSPositionProvider.

//Add a position provider in able to track the user's position.
gpsProvider = new GPSPositionProvider(this.getApplicationContext());
//Telling map control about our provider

To know more about this subject, please read this Introduction to the field of Indoor Positioning.