Offline Routing

This sample demonstrates offline routing by finding a route between multiple points. Single tap on the map to set stops for a route. You must have at least 2 stops to calculate a route. Double tapping on a street will calculate a route along all stops. You can continue to add stops after a route has been calculated and double tap to calculate a new route. When you single click on the directions label a ListActivity appears to show the segments of the route. Clicking on a segment in the directions label will bring you back to the map zoomed into the selected segment.


  • Calculate route from your location to specified location
  • Route broken into segments
  • Support for credentials to support ArcGIS Online Network Analysis Service


The OfflineRoutingAndGeocoding sample is an example of working with data in an offline setting. The sample depends on basemap data to be located on the device. This includes installing a local tile map cache (tpk) to device as described below:

  1. Download Basemap & Routing/Geocoding data from ArcGIS Online.
  2. Create the the sample data folder at the root <storage> folder on your device, /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting.
  3. Push the downloaded data contents from step 1 to your device:
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/SanDiego.tpk
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Routing/RuntimeSanDiego.geodatabase
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Routing/*
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Geocoding/SanDiego_StreetAddress.loc
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Geocoding/SanDiego_StreetAddress.locb
    • /{device-externalstoragepath}/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Geocoding/SanDiego_StreetAddress.lox

Sample Code


import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Environment;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemSelectedListener;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.Spinner;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.esri.core.geometry.Geometry;
import com.esri.core.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.core.geometry.SpatialReference;
import com.esri.core.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol;
import com.esri.core.symbol.SimpleMarkerSymbol;
import com.esri.core.symbol.SimpleMarkerSymbol.STYLE;
import com.esri.core.tasks.geocode.Locator;
import com.esri.core.tasks.geocode.LocatorReverseGeocodeResult;

public class RoutingAndGeocoding extends Activity {

  // Define ArcGIS Elements
  MapView mMapView;
  final String extern = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getPath();
  final String tpkPath = "/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/SanDiego.tpk";
  TiledLayer mTileLayer = new ArcGISLocalTiledLayer(extern + tpkPath);
  GraphicsLayer mGraphicsLayer = new GraphicsLayer(RenderingMode.DYNAMIC);

  RouteTask mRouteTask = null;
  NAFeaturesAsFeature mStops = new NAFeaturesAsFeature();

  Locator mLocator = null;
  View mCallout = null;
  Spinner dSpinner;

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    // Find the directions spinner
    dSpinner = (Spinner) findViewById(;

    // Retrieve the map and initial extent from XML layout
    mMapView = (MapView) findViewById(;

    // Set the tiled map service layer and add a graphics layer

    // Initialize the RouteTask and Locator with the local data
    mMapView.setOnTouchListener(new TouchListener(RoutingAndGeocoding.this, mMapView));

  private void initializeRoutingAndGeocoding() {

    // We will spin off the initialization in a new thread
    new Thread(new Runnable() {

      public void run() {
        // Get the external directory
        String locatorPath = "/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Geocoding/SanDiego_StreetAddress.loc";
        String networkPath = "/ArcGIS/samples/OfflineRouting/Routing/RuntimeSanDiego.geodatabase";
        String networkName = "Streets_ND";

        // Attempt to load the local geocoding and routing data
        try {
          mLocator = Locator.createLocalLocator(extern + locatorPath);
          mRouteTask = RouteTask.createLocalRouteTask(extern + networkPath, networkName);
        } catch (Exception e) {
          popToast("Error while initializing :" + e.getMessage(), true);

  class TouchListener extends MapOnTouchListener {

    private int routeHandle = -1;

    public void onLongPress(MotionEvent point) {
      // Our long press will clear the screen

    public boolean onSingleTap(MotionEvent point) {

      if (mLocator == null) {
        popToast("Locator uninitialized", true);
        return super.onSingleTap(point);
      // Add a graphic to the screen for the touch event
      Point mapPoint = mMapView.toMapPoint(point.getX(), point.getY());
      Graphic graphic = new Graphic(mapPoint, new SimpleMarkerSymbol(Color.BLUE, 10, STYLE.DIAMOND));

      String stopAddress = "";
      try {
        // Attempt to reverse geocode the point.
        // Our input and output spatial reference will
        // be the same as the map.
        SpatialReference mapRef = mMapView.getSpatialReference();
        LocatorReverseGeocodeResult result = mLocator.reverseGeocode(mapPoint, 50, mapRef, mapRef);

        // Construct a nicely formatted address from the results
        StringBuilder address = new StringBuilder();
        if (result != null && result.getAddressFields() != null) {
          Map<String, String> addressFields = result.getAddressFields();
          address.append(String.format("%s\n%s, %s %s", addressFields.get("Street"), addressFields.get("City"),
              addressFields.get("State"), addressFields.get("ZIP")));

        // Show the results of the reverse geocoding in
        // the map's callout.
        stopAddress = address.toString();
        showCallout(stopAddress, mapPoint);

      } catch (Exception e) {
        Log.v("Reverse Geocode", e.getMessage());

      // Add the touch event as a stop
      StopGraphic stop = new StopGraphic(graphic);

      return true;

    public boolean onDoubleTap(MotionEvent point) {

      // Return default behavior if we did not initialize properly.
      if (mRouteTask == null) {
        popToast("RouteTask uninitialized.", true);
        return super.onDoubleTap(point);

      try {

        // Set the correct input spatial reference on the stops and the
        // desired output spatial reference on the RouteParameters object.
        SpatialReference mapRef = mMapView.getSpatialReference();
        RouteParameters params = mRouteTask.retrieveDefaultRouteTaskParameters();

        // Set the stops and since we want driving directions,
        // returnDirections==true

        // Perform the solve
        RouteResult results = mRouteTask.solve(params);

        // Grab the results; for offline routing, there will only be one
        // result returned on the output.
        Route result = results.getRoutes().get(0);

        // Remove any previous route Graphics
        if (routeHandle != -1)

        // Add the route shape to the graphics layer
        Geometry geom = result.getRouteGraphic().getGeometry();
        routeHandle = mGraphicsLayer.addGraphic(new Graphic(geom, new SimpleLineSymbol(0x99990055, 5)));

        // Get the list of directions from the result
        List<RouteDirection> directions = result.getRoutingDirections();

        // enable spinner to receive directions

        // Iterate through all of the individual directions items and
        // create a nicely formatted string for each.
        List<String> formattedDirections = new ArrayList<String>();
        for (int i = 0; i < directions.size(); i++) {
          RouteDirection direction = directions.get(i);
          formattedDirections.add(String.format("%s\nGo %.2f %s For %.2f Minutes", direction.getText(),
              direction.getLength(), params.getDirectionsLengthUnit().name(), direction.getMinutes()));

        // Add a summary String
        formattedDirections.add(0, String.format("Total time: %.2f Mintues", result.getTotalMinutes()));

        // Create a simple array adapter to visualize the directions in
        // the Spinner
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getApplicationContext(),
            android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, formattedDirections);

        // Add a custom OnItemSelectedListener to the spinner to allow
        // panning to each directions item.
        dSpinner.setOnItemSelectedListener(new DirectionsItemListener(directions));

      } catch (Exception e) {
        popToast("Solve Failed: " + e.getMessage(), true);
      return true;

    public TouchListener(Context context, MapView view) {
      super(context, view);

  class DirectionsItemListener implements OnItemSelectedListener {

    private List<RouteDirection> mDirections;

    public DirectionsItemListener(List<RouteDirection> directions) {
      mDirections = directions;

    public void onItemSelected(AdapterView<?> parent, View view, int pos, long id) {
      // We have to account for the added summary String
      if (mDirections != null && pos > 0 && pos <= mDirections.size())
        mMapView.setExtent(mDirections.get(pos - 1).getGeometry());

    public void onNothingSelected(AdapterView<?> arg0) {

  private void showCallout(String text, Point location) {

    // If the callout has never been created, inflate it
    if (mCallout == null) {
      LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater) getApplication().getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
      mCallout = inflater.inflate(R.layout.callout, null);

    // Show the callout with the given text at the given location
    ((TextView) mCallout.findViewById(;
    mMapView.getCallout().show(location, mCallout);

  private void popToast(final String message, final boolean show) {
    // Simple helper method for showing toast on the main thread
    if (!show)

    runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
      public void run() {
        Toast.makeText(RoutingAndGeocoding.this, message, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

  public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
    // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
    getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
    return true;

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