How to get complete address (State, City, District) using Latitude and Longitude using Reverse Geocoding in Android ?

Geocoding is the process of transforming a street address or other description of a location into a (latitude, longitude) coordinate. Reverse geocoding is the process of transforming a (latitude, longitude) coordinate into a (partial) address. The amount of detail in a reverse geocoded location description may vary, for example one might contain the full street address of the closest building, while another might contain only a city name and postal code.

Set the following permission in app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

[java] <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/> [/java]

The last known location of the device is a useful starting point for the address lookup feature. Refer HERE for how to get the last known location.

The code used for reverse geodecoding is normally look like as below,

[java] Location mLocation = null; fusedLocationClient!!.lastLocation .addOnSuccessListener { location : Location? -&gt;; // Got last known location. In some rare situations this can be null. mLocation = location if (mLocation != null) { getCompleteReadableAddress() } } fun getCompleteReadableAddress() { val geocoder = Geocoder(this, Locale.getDefault()) // Address found using the Geocoder. var addresses: List&amp;lt;Address&amp;gt; = emptyList() if (mLocation != null) { Log.d(TAG,"Last known Latitude :: " + mLocation!!.getLatitude() + " Longitude :: " + mLocation!!.getLongitude() ) try { addresses = geocoder.getFromLocation( mLocation!!.getLatitude(), mLocation!!.getLongitude(), // In this sample, we get just a single address. 1 ) } catch (e: Exception) { e.printStackTrace() } if (addresses != null &amp;&amp; !addresses.isEmpty()) { val address = addresses[0] Log.d(TAG, "CompleteReadableAddress: " + address) Log.d(TAG, "Admin area " + address.adminArea) } } } [/java]

References – https://developer.android.com/training/location/display-address#kotlin

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