pub package

Flutter Cluster Manager for Google Maps


A Flutter package to cluster items on a Google Maps widget based on Geohash. Highly inspired by clustering_google_maps


To use this package, add google_maps_cluster_manager as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Getting Started

Your map items has to be ClusterItem<T>. This is basically a wrapper around LatLng which is able to carry an object of T type (not mandatory). This way, when you click on a cluster, you are able to retrieve T objects that are gathered by the cluster.

ClusterItem(LatLng(48.848200, 2.319124), item: Place(name: 'Place'));

To start with Cluster Manager, you have to initialize a ClusterManager instance.

    _items, // Your items to be clustered on the map (of Place type for this example)
    _updateMarkers, // Method to be called when markers are updated
    markerBuilder: _markerBuilder, // Optional : Method to implement if you want to customize markers
    levels: [1, 4.25, 6.75, 8.25, 11.5, 14.5, 16.0, 16.5, 20.0], // Optional : Configure this if you want to change zoom levels at which the clustering precision change
    extraPercent: 0.2, // Optional : This number represents the percentage (0.2 for 20%) of latitude and longitude (in each direction) to be considered on top of the visible map bounds to render clusters. This way, clusters don't "pop out" when you cross the map.
    initialZoom: 5.0, // Optional : The initial zoom of your map to be able to render good clusters on map creation
    stopClusteringZoom: 17.0 // Optional : The zoom level to stop clustering, so it's only rendering single item "clusters"

You are able to add an new item to the map by calling addItem method on your ClusterManager instance. You can also completely change the items on your maps by calling setItems method.

You can customize the icon of a cluster by using Future<Marker> Function(Cluster<T>) markerBuilder parameter.

static Future<Marker> Function(Cluster) get markerBuilder => (cluster) async {
  return Marker(
    markerId: MarkerId(cluster.getId()),
    position: cluster.location,
    onTap: () {
    icon: await getClusterBitmap(cluster.isMultiple ? 125 : 75,
    text: cluster.isMultiple? cluster.count.toString() : null),

static Future<BitmapDescriptor> getClusterBitmap(int size, {String text?}) async {
  final PictureRecorder pictureRecorder = PictureRecorder();
  final Canvas canvas = Canvas(pictureRecorder);
  final Paint paint1 = Paint()..color =;

  canvas.drawCircle(Offset(size / 2, size / 2), size / 2.0, paint1);

  if (text != null) {
    TextPainter painter = TextPainter(textDirection: TextDirection.ltr);
    painter.text = TextSpan(
    text: text,
    style: TextStyle(
        fontSize: size / 3,
        color: Colors.white,
        fontWeight: FontWeight.normal),
      Offset(size / 2 - painter.width / 2, size / 2 - painter.height / 2),

  final img = await pictureRecorder.endRecording().toImage(size, size);
  final data = await img.toByteData(format: ImageByteFormat.png);

  return BitmapDescriptor.fromBytes(data.buffer.asUint8List());

Every cluster (even one item clusters) is rendered by the library as a Cluster<T> object. You can differentiate single item clusters from multiple ones by using the isMultiple variable (or the count variable). This way, you can create different markers icon depending on the type of cluster.

Complete Basic Example

See the example directory for a complete sample app.