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Using HTML 5 GeoLocation Feature



Have you ever experienced the following prompt when you navigate to particular web sites?

Html5_GeoLocation_watchPosition_1This is HTML 5 feature which can get the browsers/client location. Following code snippet shows how to do it.

window.onload = function() {

// Check to see if the browser supports the GeoLocation API.
 if (navigator.geolocation) {
 // Get the location
 navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
 var lat = position.coords.latitude;
 var lon = position.coords.longitude;

// Show the map
 showMap(lat, lon);
 } else {
 // Print out a message to the user.
 document.write('Your browser does not support GeoLocation :(');


// Show the user's position on a Google map.
function showMap(lat, lon) {
 // Create a LatLng object with the GPS coordinates.
 var myLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(lat, lon);

// Create the Map Options
 var mapOptions = {
 zoom: 8,
 center: myLatLng,
 mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP

// Generate the Map
 var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), mapOptions);

// Add a Marker to the Map
 var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
 position: myLatLng,
 map: map,
 title: 'Found you!'

Attach the above js to html as follows.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
 <meta charset="utf-8">
 <title>GeoLocation Example</title>

 html, body, #map {
 margin: 0;
 padding: 0;
 height: 100%;
 <div id="map"></div>

 <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.exp&sensor=false"></script>
 <script src="script.js"></script>

Happy coding 🙂 .

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