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How Come MapView Shows Less Then Map Application?

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I have a com.google.android.maps.MapView in my application. When using the normal view I do not get any data in Jerusalem and its surroundings. When scrolling to the same location with the Maps app or the maps.google.com webpage the place is rich with mapdata.

Is there a (known) difference between the Map API view and the Google view of mapdata that I am unaware of?

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Answer

The Google APIs Add-On for Android is a proprietary product. As such, there is no real public documentation on what data is provided by the various layers (e.g., satellite), just that the layers exist. Moreover, there is no real configuration for what gets displayed on the various layers -- all you can do is toggle the layers on and off and control gross aspects like zoom levels.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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