Determining position with geolocation


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Determining position with geolocation

One of the more exciting features available to web developers working on mobile web applications is the ability to determine location of the user's device using the Geolocation API. The Geolocation API lets you figure out where a device's physical position is on the planet, and the way you do that is by asking the device where it is. So let's suppose I have my world here and I was in some city, say Seattle, I could ask the device, "Hey, where are you?" And the advice can respond back and say, "Here I am.

I am at -122.34 degrees longitude and 47.61 degrees latitude." And that information tells me where I am in longitude and latitude, which is the universal way of providing location on the globe. Location is always given in longitude and latitude. In order to convert this to a real address, or a map, or some other method of displaying this data, you would need to use a third-party API, like the Bing Maps API or Google Maps API.

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Determining position with geolocation
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Determining position with geolocation provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Joe Marini as part of the Mobile Web Design & Development Fundamentals

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