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Convert GPS Coordinates to Address using Google Geocoding API using Java

Google Maps makes it easy to convert addresses to their corresponding GPS coordinates using the Geocoding API. But what if you want to do the reverse, i.e. convert GPS coordinates to the corresponding address? Simple, just use Google’s ReverseGeocoding functionality. Below you find a simple Java example of how to use the API to convert […]

Google Maps update fails on HTC smartphone

Recently I wanted to upgrade Google Maps on my HTC Desire running Android 2.3.3. Unfortunately the update kept failing with the following error failed to download update… After several attempts to restart the download process I gave up and restarted the phone and tried again – without success. Then I realized that the automatic update […]

Draggable Pin Marker for Google Maps API V3

Google’s Maps API offer a vast range of functionality to interact with underlying maps. As opposed to statically setting markers (pins) programmatically sometimes you might want your users to be able to interact with the map by dragging existing markers around the map. Google Maps API V3 Fortunately, Google’s JavaScript API offers this functionality out […]