Wht is HTML geo locatiuon and how to use the same

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Wht is HTML geo locatiuon and how to use the same?

what is HTML Geolocation and how HTML Geolocation API is used to get the geographical position of a user.


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The HTML Geolocation API is used to get the geographical position of a user.

Since this can compromise user privacy, the position is not available unless the user approves it.

Using HTML Geolocation

Use the getCurrentPosition() method to get the user's position.

The example below is a simple Geolocation example returning the latitude and longitude of the user's position:

Example
<script>
var x = document.getElementById("demo");
function getLocation() {
    if (navigator.geolocation) {
        navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(showPosition);
    } else {
        x.innerHTML = "Geolocation is not supported by this browser.";
    }
}
function showPosition(position) {
    x.innerHTML = "Latitude: " + position.coords.latitude +
    "<br>Longitude: " + position.coords.longitude;
}
</script>

Example explained:

  • Check if Geolocation is supported
  • If supported, run the getCurrentPosition() method. If not, display a message to the user
  • If the getCurrentPosition() method is successful, it returns a coordinates object to the function specified in the parameter ( showPosition )
  • The showPosition() function gets the displays the Latitude and Longitude
The example above is a very basic Geolocation script

Answerd By:Jeeva

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