Step By Step guide to implement Google Maps in AndroidADT/AndroidStudio

Downloading Google Play Services

Google made new Maps V2 API as a part of Google Play Services SDK. So before we start developing maps we need to download google play services from SDK manger. You can open SDK manager either from Eclipse or from android sdk folder.
Open Eclipse ⇒ Windows ⇒ Android SDK Manager and check whether you have already downloaded Google Play Services or not under Extras section. If not select play services and install the package.
Android downloading google play services

Importing Google Play Services into Eclipse

After downloading play services we need to import it to Eclipse which will be used as a library for our maps project.Importantly both Maps project and library project should be in same folder.
1. In Eclipse goto File ⇒ Import ⇒ Android ⇒ Existing Android Code Into Workspace
2. Click on Browse and select Google Play Services project from your android sdk folder. You can locate play services library project from
3. Importantly while importing check Copy projects into workspace option as shown in the below image.
android linking google play services library
4. Above procedure need to follow in normal eclipse but in AndroidStudio it is little different procedure.
a) create libraries folder inside your project and copy all the google-play-service library project  ( android-sdk-windows\extras\google\google_play_services\libproject\google-play-services_lib) inside that folder.
b) Now build.gradle file was not available for that library project, so then create that file with the following data.
buildscript {
repositories {
dependencies {
classpath ''
apply plugin: 'android-library'

repositories {

android {
compileSdkVersion 19
buildToolsVersion "19.1.0"
defaultConfig {
minSdkVersion 7
targetSdkVersion 19
sourceSets {
main {
manifest.srcFile 'AndroidManifest.xml'
java.srcDirs = ['src']
resources.srcDirs = ['src']
aidl.srcDirs = ['src']
renderscript.srcDirs = ['src']
res.srcDirs = ['res']
assets.srcDirs = ['assets']

After copying this code save and clean the project , if you get android version problems then update them accordingly.And the project structure looks like following screen:

Getting the Google Maps API key

1. Same as in maps v1 we need to generate SHA-1 fingerprint using java keytool. Open your terminal and execute the following command to generate SHA-1 fingerprint.

On Windows
keytool -list -v -keystore C:\Users\Pavan\.android\debug.keystore -storepass android -keypass android

Follow these links for more information : 

On Linux or Mac OS
keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android
In the output you can see SHA 1 finger print like this :

2. Now open Google API Console
3. Select Services (its located in API tab of path : )
on left side and turn on Google Maps Android API v2
android google console maps api
4. Now select API Access on left side and on the right side click on Create new Android key…
google console generating api key
5. It will popup a window asking the SHA1 and package name. Enter your SHA 1 and your android project package name separated by semicolon ; and click on create.
google console sha 1 finger print
I have given like below
And note down the API key which required later in our project.
google console android maps v2 api key
For example In my case i got this:
Key for Android apps (with certificates)
API key:
Android apps:
Activated on: Jun 21, 2015 9:38 AM
Activated by: pavan.s***** – you

4. Creating new Project

After completing required configuration, It’s time to start our project.
After completing required configuration, It’s time to start our project.
1. In Eclipse create a new project by going to File ⇒ New ⇒ Android Application Project and fill required details. I kept my project name as Google Maps V2 and package name
2. Now we need to use Google Play Services project as a library to use project. So right click on project and select properties. In the properties window on left side select Android. On the right you can see aAdd button under library section. Click it and select google play services project which we imported previously.
android google play services library project
android google play services library project
android google play services library project
3. Add the Map Key in the manifest file. Open AndroidManifest.xml file and add the following code before tag. Replace the android:value with your map key which you got from google console.
<!-- Goolge Maps API Key -->
     android:value="AIzaSyBZMlkOv4sj-M5JO9p6wksdax4TEjDVLgo" />
4. Google maps needs following permissions and features.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE – To check network state whether data can be downloaded or not INTERNET – To check internet connection status WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE – To write to external storage as google maps store map data in external storage ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION – To determine user’s location using WiFi and mobile cell data ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION – To determine user’s location using GPS OpenGL ES V2 – Required for Google Maps V2
Finally my AndroidManifest.xml file looks like this (Replace the package name with your project package)
AndroidManifest.xml :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><manifest xmlns:android=""    package="com.example.cartravels"    android:versionCode="1"    android:versionName="1.0" >

    <permission        android:name="com.example.cartravels.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE"        android:protectionLevel="signature" />

    <uses-permission android:name="com.example.cartravels.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE" />

    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="8"/>

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

    <!-- Required to show current location -->    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />

    <!-- Required OpenGL ES 2.0. for Maps V2 -->    <uses-feature        android:glEsVersion="0x00020000"        android:required="true" />

    <application        android:allowBackup="true"        android:icon="@drawable/car_logo"        android:label="@string/app_name"        android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
        <activity            android:name="com.example.cartravels.SplashScreen"            android:label="@string/app_name" >
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        <activity android:name="com.example.cartravels.HomeScreen"            android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Black.NoTitleBar" />
        <activity android:name="com.example.cartravels.MapsScreen"            android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" />

        <meta-data            android:name=""            android:value="AIzaSyASdlKHxMfx5hnwo6y9GvnVWpk8auY1J_o" />

6. Add the following code in your Main Activity java ( class.

package com.example.cartravels;

import android.annotation.SuppressLint;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;


public class MapsScreen extends Activity{
   LinearLayout redCarLayout , blueCarLayout , blackCarLayout;
   Button blackCarBtn , blueCarBtn , redCarBtn;

   static final LatLng HAMBURG = new LatLng(53.558, 9.927);
   static final LatLng KIEL = new LatLng(53.551, 9.993);
   private GoogleMap map;
   @Override   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      // TODO Auto-generated method stub      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

   private void getAllIds() {

   private void initialiseMaps(){
      map = ((MapFragment) getFragmentManager().findFragmentById(
      Marker hamburg = map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(HAMBURG)
      Marker kiel = map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions()
            .snippet("Kiel is cool")

      // Move the camera instantly to hamburg with a zoom of 15.      map.moveCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLngZoom(HAMBURG, 15));

      // Zoom in, animating the camera.      map.animateCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.zoomTo(10), 2000, null);


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