What is the general goal of the feature?
Provide an easy way to get known and standarized address from latitude and longitude data that can be input as data in forms
What are some example use cases for this feature?
Collecting data from known places
What can you contribute to making this feature a reality?
Android documentation is here
added in API level 1
public List getFromLocation (double latitude,
Returns an array of Addresses that are known to describe the area immediately surrounding the given latitude and longitude. The returned addresses will be localized for the locale provided to this class's constructor.
The returned values may be obtained by means of a network lookup. The results are a best guess and are not guaranteed to be meaningful or correct. It may be useful to call this method from a thread separate from your primary UI thread.
latitude double: the latitude a point for the search
longitude double: the longitude a point for the search
maxResults int: max number of addresses to return. Smaller numbers (1 to 5) are recommended