Gelocation is the identification of the real world geographic location of an internet-connected computer, mobile device, website visitor or other. IP address geolocation data can include information such as country, region, and city, postal/zip code, latitude, longitude and time zone..... Today most of the browsers and mobile devices support Geolocation API. The geolocation APIs work with a new property of the global navigator object i.e. Geolocation object which can be created as follows:

var location = navigator.geolocation;

Gelocation method:
  •      getCurrentPosition()
  •      watchposition()
  •      clearWatch()

The getCurrentPosition method retrieves the current geographic location of the user. The location information is returned in a position object. In this article I am trying to show you that how we can find out the user geographic location.

<script type="text/javascript">
        function Location(position)//location function is defining with parameter
            var latitude = position.coords.latitude; //Specifies the longitude estimate in decimal degrees. The value range is [-180.00, +180.00].
            var longitude = position.coords.longitude;
            document.getElementById("lati").innerHTML = latitude; //latitude value is defining in label element where id is lati
            document.getElementById("longi").innerHTML = longitude;
        function findLocation()
            if (navigator.geolocation)//checking browser compatibility
                navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(Location);//getCurrentPosition method retrieve the current geographic location of the user 
    Latitude:<label id="lati"></label><br /><br />
    Longitude:<label id="longi"></label><br /><br />
    <input type="submit" onclick="findLocation();" value="Find Location" />

When button is clicked latitude and longituudeof the user  will show on page as shown below:

getCurrentPosition method in HTML5

  Modified On Sep-07-2019 12:12:26 AM

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