In this tutorial, I’m going to explain how to Integrate Google Map with Phonegap / Apache Cordova based Projects.

Step by Step Guide:

1. Create Cordova Project:

cordova create GMapExample com.codesundar.gmapexample GMapExample

2. Change Working Directory

cd GMapExample

3. Add Platform

cordova platform add android
cordova platform add ios

4. Add PluginĀ https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-geolocation

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-geolocation

5. Add Google Map JavaScript Library with your index.html

<script src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js" type="text/javascript"></script>

6. Get User’s location using Geolocation plugin


navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(onSuccess, onError, { timeout: 30000 });
function onSuccess(position) {
 var lat=position.coords.latitude;
 var lang=position.coords.longitude;
}
function onError(error) { alert('code: ' + error.code + '\n' + 'message: ' + error.message + '\n'); } 

Integrate Google Map with PhoneGap Full Code


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Geo Location</title>
<style type="text/css">
html { height: 100% }
body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0 }
#map-canvas { height: 100% }
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" src="cordova.js"></script>
<script src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(onSuccess, onError, { timeout: 30000 });
function onSuccess(position) {
var lat=position.coords.latitude;
var lang=position.coords.longitude;

//Google Maps
var myLatlng = new google.maps.LatLng(lat,lang);
var mapOptions = {zoom: 4,center: myLatlng}
var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map-canvas'), mapOptions);
var marker = new google.maps.Marker({position: myLatlng,map: map});
}
function onError(error) {
alert('code: ' + error.code + '\n' +
'message: ' + error.message + '\n');
}
google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', onSuccess);

</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="map-canvas"></div>
</body>
</html>

7) Build your project & Run it

cordova build android

Screenshot

phonegap-google-maps-example
phonegap-google-maps-example

Not Working ?

  • Check your Internet connection
  • Make sure, you’ve enabled “Location Option” under your Phone Settings
Sundaravel M

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