Mini Updates, Programming

HTML Geolocation

A very interesting article about writing HTML5 Geolocation written by Zeeshan Akhter

Zeeshan Akhter

Geolocation is a way for the user to retrieve their position and share where they are. This can be done in a few ways, by using a GPS as the one in your new smartphone or connected to your computer is the most precise method. But for users without GPS the browser will use your IP and or try to find nearby WLAN stations, however this is not as precise but gives some idea of where they are. Exactly how this is done is not a W3C standard and each browser have their own way to do it.

Even though geolocation is really complicated it’s quite easy for you to implement. In this tutorial I will show you how to retrieve the user’s position and display it on a map using Google Maps. So lets get started.

Step 1. Create the HTML layout

We start of by creating a simple…

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