Null pointer exception on adding a marker to google maps

Null pointer exception on adding a marker to google maps

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Null pointer exception on adding a marker to google maps
Tag : android , By : user187383
Date : November 23 2020, 01:01 AM

will be helpful for those in need Apparently, the problem has to with the map itself and not the marker.
First of all, check which version of google play services you are using as library. If you have something before 6.5 version (released in December 2014) then check out the following code (credits at the google play services samples) in order to ensure you are not having a null map object.
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package com.example.mapdemo;

import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.LatLng;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.MarkerOptions;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;

 * This shows how to create a simple activity with a map and a marker on the map.
 * <p>
 * Notice how we deal with the possibility that the Google Play services APK is not
 * installed/enabled/updated on a user's device.
public class BasicMapDemoActivity extends FragmentActivity {
     * Note that this may be null if the Google Play services APK is not available.
    private GoogleMap mMap;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    protected void onResume() {

     * Sets up the map if it is possible to do so (i.e., the Google Play services APK is correctly
     * installed) and the map has not already been instantiated.. This will ensure that we only ever
     * call {@link #setUpMap()} once when {@link #mMap} is not null.
     * <p>
     * If it isn't installed {@link SupportMapFragment} (and
     * {@link com.google.android.gms.maps.MapView MapView}) will show a prompt for the user to
     * install/update the Google Play services APK on their device.
     * <p>
     * A user can return to this FragmentActivity after following the prompt and correctly
     * installing/updating/enabling the Google Play services. Since the FragmentActivity may not
     * have been completely destroyed during this process (it is likely that it would only be
     * stopped or paused), {@link #onCreate(Bundle)} may not be called again so we should call this
     * method in {@link #onResume()} to guarantee that it will be called.
    private void setUpMapIfNeeded() {
        // Do a null check to confirm that we have not already instantiated the map.
        if (mMap == null) {
            // Try to obtain the map from the SupportMapFragment.
            mMap = ((SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.map))
            // Check if we were successful in obtaining the map.
            if (mMap != null) {

     * This is where we can add markers or lines, add listeners or move the camera. In this case, we
     * just add a marker near Africa.
     * <p>
     * This should only be called once and when we are sure that {@link #mMap} is not null.
    private void setUpMap() {
        mMap.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(new LatLng(0, 0)).title("Marker"));

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Hello Google Maps Example NULL Pointer Exception

Tag : android , By : Chris Tattum
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM

Android Google map Null pointer exception when adding marker

Tag : java , By : alexmajy
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
wish of those help I do not see where you assign userIcon any value, and therefore BitmapDescriptorFactory.fromResource(userIcon) might be returning null as a result.

Null pointer exception in android google maps

Tag : android , By : shenol
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
help you fix your problem It may be due to play service issue. So null check map object before using map so it will automatically ask to download map in device. please try and reply
       protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
         map = ((MapFragment) getFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.map))
         Marker hamburg = map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(HAMBURG)
         Marker kiel = map.addMarker(new MarkerOptions()
        .snippet("Kiel is cool")

        // Move the camera instantly to hamburg with a zoom of 15.
        map.moveCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.newLatLngZoom(HAMBURG, 15));

        // Zoom in, animating the camera.
       map.animateCamera(CameraUpdateFactory.zoomTo(10), 2000, null);

Programmatically Creating MapView and Adding a Marker Results in a null pointer exception in the fragment

Tag : android , By : JackIT
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
I hope this helps you . because your googleMap is not loaded yet means null and you are adding marker on it which is causing a crash. better to use mapView.getMapAsync(context); rather than mapView.getMap(); and implement this method
    public void onMapReady(final GoogleMap map) {
        if(map != null){
        // you are ready to add marker here        

Google maps - null pointer exception

Tag : android , By : Stephen Judge
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
will help you I've already tried the previously mentioned solutions. , Initialize googleMap inside onMapReady
    public void onMapReady(GoogleMap map) {
        googleMap = map;
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