Location Basics


system to find the best available location technology for the specified requirements. An example of selecting a location provider based on criteria is

Criteria criteria = new Criteria(); criteria.setAccuracy(Criteria.ACCURACY_FINE); criteria.setPowerRequirement(Criteria.POWER_LOW); String locationprovider =

mLocationManager.getBestProvider(criteria, true);

It is also possible to specify the location estimation technology using the location manager's getProvider() method. The two most common providers are the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) (specified by LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER) and cell-tower identification (specified by LocationManager.NETWORK_PROVIDER).The former is more accurate, but the latter is useful when a direct view of the sky is not available such as indoors.

Unless otherwise noted, all recipes in this will utilize the following two support files. First, the main layout needs a TextView as shown in Listing 10.1 for displaying the location data.

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