Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Java
Tags: Mapview Widget    
Latest version: v1.0.2

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Maps SDK for Android Utility Library


This open-source library contains utilities that are useful for a wide range of applications using the Google Maps Android API.

  • Marker clustering — handles the display of a large number of points
  • Heat maps — display a large number of points as a heat map
  • IconGenerator — display text on your Markers
  • Poly decoding and encoding — compact encoding for paths, interoperability with Maps API web services
  • Spherical geometry — for example: computeDistance, computeHeading, computeArea
  • KML — displays KML data
  • GeoJSON — displays and styles GeoJSON data

You can also find Kotlin extensions for this library here.

Developer Documentation

You can view the generated reference docs for a full list of classes and their methods.


  • Android API level 15+
  • Maps SDK via Google Play Services (this library is not yet compatible with the Maps SDK v3.0 BETA library)


dependencies {
    implementation 'com.google.maps.android:android-maps-utils:1.0.2'


Encounter an issue while using this library?

If you find a bug or have a feature request, please file an issue. Or, if you'd like to contribute, send us a pull request and refer to our [code of conduct].

You can also reach us on our Discord channel.

For more information, check out the detailed guide on the Google Developers site.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Google Maps Android API utility library README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.