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Google Maps SDK for Android Samples

Samples demonstrating how to use Maps SDK for Android.

This repo contains the following samples:

  1. ApiDemos: A collection of small demos showing most features of the Maps SDK for Android.
  2. WearOS: Displays a map on a Wear OS device. This sample demonstrates the basic setup required for a gradle-based Android Studio project.
  3. Tutorials: Samples associated with tutorials in the developer's guide. See each sample for a link to the associated guide.


See each sample for pre-requisites. All require up-to-date versions of the Android build tools and the Android support repository.

Getting Started

These samples use the Gradle build system.

First download the samples by cloning this repository or downloading an archived snapshot. (See the options at the top of the page.)

In Android Studio, use the "Import non-Android Studio project" or "Import Project" option. Next select one of the sample directories that you downloaded from this repository. If prompted for a gradle configuration accept the default settings.

Alternatively use the gradlew build command to build the project directly.

The demo apps require that you add your own Google Maps API key:

  1. Get a Maps API key
  2. Create a file in the root directory called (this file should NOT be under version control to protect your API key)
  3. Add a single line to that looks like MAPS_API_KEY=YOUR_API_KEY, where YOUR_API_KEY is the API key you obtained in the first step
  4. Build and run


If you have discovered an issue with the Google Maps Platform SDK for Android v2, please see the resources here:

If you've found an error in these samples, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted according to the instructions in



(See each sample directory for details.)

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Copyright 2015 Google, Inc.

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