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google-maps-android-api-2

android-mapview

Final Update

The feature request has been fulfilled by Google. Please see this answer below.

Original Question

Using the old version of the Google Maps Android API, I was able to capture a screenshot of the google map to share via social media. I used the following code to capture the screenshot and save the image to a file and it worked great:

public String captureScreen()
{
    String storageState = Environment.getExternalStorageState();
    Log.d("StorageState", "Storage state is: " + storageState);

    // image naming and path  to include sd card  appending name you choose for file
    String mPath = this.getFilesDir().getAbsolutePath();

    // create bitmap screen capture
    Bitmap bitmap;
    View v1 = this.mapView.getRootView();
    v1.setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
    bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(v1.getDrawingCache());
    v1.setDrawingCacheEnabled(false);

    OutputStream fout = null;

    String filePath = System.currentTimeMillis() + ".jpeg";

    try 
    {
        fout = openFileOutput(filePath,
                MODE_WORLD_READABLE);

        // Write the string to the file
        bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 90, fout);
        fout.flush();
        fout.close();
    } 
    catch (FileNotFoundException e) 
    {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        Log.d("ImageCapture", "FileNotFoundException");
        Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
        filePath = "";
    } 
    catch (IOException e) 
    {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        Log.d("ImageCapture", "IOException");
        Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
        filePath = "";
    }

    return filePath;
}

However, the new GoogleMap object used by V2 of the api does not have a "getRootView()" method like MapView does.

I tried to do this:

    SupportMapFragment mapFragment = (SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager()
            .findFragmentById(R.id.basicMap);

    View v1 = mapFragment.getView();

But the screenshot that I get does not have any map content and looks like this:

Has anyone figured out how to take a screenshot of the new Google Maps Android API V2?

Update

I also tried to get the rootView this way:

View v1 = getWindow().getDecorView().getRootView();

This results in a screenshot that includes the action bar at the top of the screen, but the map is still blank like the screenshot I attached.

Update

A feature request has been submitted to Google. Please go star the feature request if this is something you want google to add in the future: Add screenshot ability to Google Maps API V2

Solution 1

Update - Google has added a snapshot method**!:

The feature request for a method to take a screen shot of the Android Google Map API V2 OpenGL layer has been fulfilled.

To take a screenshot, simply implement the following interface:

public abstract void onSnapshotReady (Bitmap snapshot)

and call:

public final void snapshot (GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback callback)

Example that takes a screenshot, then presents the standard "Image Sharing" options:

public void captureScreen()
    {
        SnapshotReadyCallback callback = new SnapshotReadyCallback() 
        {

            @Override
            public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) 
            {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub
                bitmap = snapshot;

                OutputStream fout = null;

                String filePath = System.currentTimeMillis() + ".jpeg";

                try 
                {
                    fout = openFileOutput(filePath,
                            MODE_WORLD_READABLE);

                    // Write the string to the file
                    bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 90, fout);
                    fout.flush();
                    fout.close();
                } 
                catch (FileNotFoundException e) 
                {
                    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                    Log.d("ImageCapture", "FileNotFoundException");
                    Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
                    filePath = "";
                } 
                catch (IOException e) 
                {
                    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                    Log.d("ImageCapture", "IOException");
                    Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
                    filePath = "";
                }

                openShareImageDialog(filePath);
            }
        };

        mMap.snapshot(callback);
    }

Once the image is finished being captured, it will trigger the standard "Share Image" dialog so the user can pick how they'd like to share it:

public void openShareImageDialog(String filePath) 
{
File file = this.getFileStreamPath(filePath);

if(!filePath.equals(""))
{
    final ContentValues values = new ContentValues(2);
    values.put(MediaStore.Images.Media.MIME_TYPE, "image/jpeg");
    values.put(MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA, file.getAbsolutePath());
    final Uri contentUriFile = getContentResolver().insert(MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI, values);

    final Intent intent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    intent.setType("image/jpeg");
    intent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, contentUriFile);
    startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Share Image"));
}
else
{
            //This is a custom class I use to show dialogs...simply replace this with whatever you want to show an error message, Toast, etc.
    DialogUtilities.showOkDialogWithText(this, R.string.shareImageFailed);
}
}

Documentation is here

Solution 2

Below are the steps to capture screen shot of Google Map V2 with example

Step 1. open Android Sdk Manager (Window > Android Sdk Manager) then Expand Extras now update/install Google Play Services to Revision 10 ignore this step if already installed

Read Notes here https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android/releases#august_2013

Step 2. Restart Eclipse

Step 3. import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback;

Step 4. Make Method to Capture/Store Screen/image of Map like below

public void CaptureMapScreen() 
{
SnapshotReadyCallback callback = new SnapshotReadyCallback() {
            Bitmap bitmap;

            @Override
            public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub
                bitmap = snapshot;
                try {
                    FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream("/mnt/sdcard/"
                        + "MyMapScreen" + System.currentTimeMillis()
                        + ".png");

                    // above "/mnt ..... png" => is a storage path (where image will be stored) + name of image you can customize as per your Requirement

                    bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 90, out);
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
        };

        myMap.snapshot(callback);

        // myMap is object of GoogleMap +> GoogleMap myMap;
        // which is initialized in onCreate() => 
        // myMap = ((SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.map_pass_home_call)).getMap();
}

Step 5. Now call this CaptureMapScreen() method where you want to capture the image

in my case i am calling this method on Button click in my onCreate() which is working fine

like:

Button btnCap = (Button) findViewById(R.id.btnTakeScreenshot);
    btnCap.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            // TODO Auto-generated method stub
            try {
                CaptureMapScreen();
            } catch (Exception e) {
                // TODO: handle exception
                e.printStackTrace();
            }

        }
    });

Check Doc here and here

Solution 3

I capctured Map screenshot.It will be helpful

  private GoogleMap map;
 private static LatLng latLong;

`

public void onMapReady(GoogleMap googleMap) {
           map = googleMap;
           setMap(this.map);
           animateCamera();
            map.moveCamera (CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLng (latLong));
            map.setOnMapLoadedCallback (new GoogleMap.OnMapLoadedCallback () {
                @Override
                public void onMapLoaded() {
                    snapShot();
                }
            });
        }

`

snapShot() method for taking screenshot of map

 public void snapShot(){
    GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback callback=new GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback () {
        Bitmap bitmap;
        @Override
        public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
            bitmap=snapshot;

            try{
                file=new File(Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory(Environment.DIRECTORY_PICTURES),"map.png");
                FileOutputStream fout=new FileOutputStream (file);
                bitmap.compress (Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG,90,fout);
                Toast.makeText (PastValuations.this, "Capture", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show ();

            }catch (Exception e){
                e.printStackTrace ();
                Toast.makeText (PastValuations.this, "Not Capture", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show ();
            }


        }
    };map.snapshot (callback);
}

My output is below

Solution 4

Edit: this answer is no longer valid - the feature request for screenshots on Google Maps Android API V2 has been fulfilled. See this answer for an example.

Original Accepted Answer

Since the new Android API v2 Maps are displayed using OpenGL, there are no possibilities to create a screenshot.

Solution 5

Since the top voted answer doesnt work with polylines and other overlays on top of the map fragment (What I was looking for), I want to share this solution.

public void captureScreen()
        {
            GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback callback = new GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback()
            {


                @Override
                public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
                    try {
                        getWindow().getDecorView().findViewById(android.R.id.content).setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
                        Bitmap backBitmap = getWindow().getDecorView().findViewById(android.R.id.content).getDrawingCache();
                        Bitmap bmOverlay = Bitmap.createBitmap(
                                backBitmap.getWidth(), backBitmap.getHeight(),
                                backBitmap.getConfig());
                        Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bmOverlay);
                        canvas.drawBitmap(snapshot, new Matrix(), null);
                        canvas.drawBitmap(backBitmap, 0, 0, null);

                        OutputStream fout = null;

                        String filePath = System.currentTimeMillis() + ".jpeg";

                        try
                        {
                            fout = openFileOutput(filePath,
                                    MODE_WORLD_READABLE);

                            // Write the string to the file
                            bmOverlay.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 90, fout);
                            fout.flush();
                            fout.close();
                        }
                        catch (FileNotFoundException e)
                        {
                            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                            Log.d("ImageCapture", "FileNotFoundException");
                            Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
                            filePath = "";
                        }
                        catch (IOException e)
                        {
                            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                            Log.d("ImageCapture", "IOException");
                            Log.d("ImageCapture", e.getMessage());
                            filePath = "";
                        }

                        openShareImageDialog(filePath);


                    } catch (Exception e) {
                        e.printStackTrace();
                    }
                }
            };

           ;


            map.snapshot(callback);
        }

Solution 6

private GoogleMap mMap;
SupportMapFragment mapFragment;
LinearLayout linearLayout;
String jobId="1";

File file;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate (savedInstanceState);
    setContentView (R.layout.activity_maps);

    linearLayout=(LinearLayout)findViewById (R.id.linearlayout);
    // Obtain the SupportMapFragment and get notified when the map is ready to be used.
     mapFragment = (SupportMapFragment)getSupportFragmentManager ()
            .findFragmentById (R.id.map);
    mapFragment.getMapAsync (this);
    //Taking Snapshot of Google Map


}



/**
 * Manipulates the map once available.
 * This callback is triggered when the map is ready to be used.
 * This is where we can add markers or lines, add listeners or move the camera. In this case,
 * we just add a marker near Sydney, Australia.
 * If Google Play services is not installed on the device, the user will be prompted to install
 * it inside the SupportMapFragment. This method will only be triggered once the user has
 * installed Google Play services and returned to the app.
 */
@Override
public void onMapReady(GoogleMap googleMap) {
    mMap = googleMap;

    // Add a marker in Sydney and move the camera
    LatLng sydney = new LatLng (-26.888033, 75.802754);
    mMap.addMarker (new MarkerOptions ().position (sydney).title ("Kailash Tower"));
    mMap.moveCamera (CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLng (sydney));
    mMap.setOnMapLoadedCallback (new GoogleMap.OnMapLoadedCallback () {
        @Override
        public void onMapLoaded() {
            snapShot();
        }
    });
}

// Initializing Snapshot Method
public void snapShot(){
    GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback callback=new GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback () {
        Bitmap bitmap;
        @Override
        public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
            bitmap=snapshot;
            bitmap=getBitmapFromView(linearLayout);
            try{
               file=new File (getExternalCacheDir (),"map.png");
                FileOutputStream fout=new FileOutputStream (file);
                bitmap.compress (Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG,90,fout);
                Toast.makeText (MapsActivity.this, "Capture", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show ();
                sendSceenShot (file);
            }catch (Exception e){
                e.printStackTrace ();
                Toast.makeText (MapsActivity.this, "Not Capture", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show ();
            }


        }
    };mMap.snapshot (callback);
}
private Bitmap getBitmapFromView(View view) {
    Bitmap returnedBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(view.getWidth(), view.getHeight(),Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888);
    Canvas canvas = new Canvas (returnedBitmap);
    Drawable bgDrawable =view.getBackground();
    if (bgDrawable!=null) {
        //has background drawable, then draw it on the canvas
        bgDrawable.draw(canvas);
    }   else{
        //does not have background drawable, then draw white background on the canvas
        canvas.drawColor(Color.WHITE);
    }
    view.draw(canvas);
    return returnedBitmap;
}

//Implementing Api using Retrofit
private void sendSceenShot(File file) {
    RequestBody job=null;

    Gson gson = new GsonBuilder ()
            .setLenient ()
            .create ();

    Retrofit retrofit = new Retrofit.Builder ()
            .baseUrl (BaseUrl.url)
            .addConverterFactory (GsonConverterFactory.create (gson))
            .build ();

    final RequestBody requestBody = RequestBody.create (MediaType.parse ("image/*"),file);
    job=RequestBody.create (MediaType.parse ("text"),jobId);


    MultipartBody.Part  fileToUpload = MultipartBody.Part.createFormData ("name",file.getName (), requestBody);

    API service = retrofit.create (API.class);
    Call<ScreenCapture_Pojo> call=service.sendScreen (job,fileToUpload);
    call.enqueue (new Callback<ScreenCapture_Pojo> () {
        @Override
        public void onResponse(Call <ScreenCapture_Pojo> call, Response<ScreenCapture_Pojo> response) {
            if (response.body ().getMessage ().equalsIgnoreCase ("Success")){
                Toast.makeText (MapsActivity.this, "success", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show ();
            }
        }

        @Override
        public void onFailure(Call <ScreenCapture_Pojo> call, Throwable t) {

        }
    });

}

}

Solution 7

I hope this would help to capture the screenshot of your map

Method call:

gmap.setOnMapLoadedCallback(mapLoadedCallback);

Method declaration:

final SnapshotReadyCallback snapReadyCallback = new SnapshotReadyCallback() {
        Bitmap bitmap;
        @Override
        public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
            bitmap = snapshot;

            try {

                //do something with your snapshot

                imageview.setImageBitmap(bitmap);

            } catch (Exception e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }


        }
    };

GoogleMap.OnMapLoadedCallback mapLoadedCallback = new GoogleMap.OnMapLoadedCallback() {
        @Override
        public void onMapLoaded() {
            gmap.snapshot(snapReadyCallback);
        }
};

Solution 8

Use mapcalback for get screenshot of map

 GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback callback = new GoogleMap.SnapshotReadyCallback() {
                    Bitmap bitmap=null;
                    @Override
                    public void onSnapshotReady(Bitmap snapshot) {
                        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
                        bitmap = snapshot;
                        try {
                            saveImage(bitmap);
                            Toast.makeText(getActivity().getApplicationContext(), "Successful.Screenshot Saved.", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                        } catch (Exception e) {
                            e.printStackTrace();
                        }
                    }

                    private void saveImage(Bitmap bitmap) throws IOException {
                        ByteArrayOutputStream bytes = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
                        bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.JPEG, 100, bytes);

                        Date date = new Date();
                        CharSequence format = android.text.format.DateFormat.format("yyyy-MM-dd_hh:mm:ss", date);
                        String dirpath = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "";
                        File file = new File(dirpath);
                        if (!file.exists()) {
                            boolean mkdir = file.mkdir();
                        }
                        String path1 = dirpath + "/Documents/SCREENSHOT/";
                        File imageurl1 = new File(path1);
                        imageurl1.mkdirs();
                        File f = new File(path1 +"/"+ format + ".png");
                        f.createNewFile();
                        FileOutputStream fo = new FileOutputStream(f);
                        fo.write(bytes.toByteArray());
                        fo.close();
                    }
                };
                mMap.snapshot(callback);

Solution 9

Eclipse DDMS can capture the screen even it's google map V2.

Try to call /system/bin/screencap or /system/bin/screenshot if you have the "root". I learned that from How Eclipse android DDMS implement "screen capture"