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Get geo location data using HTML5 & Javascript

In case you are using Google Chrome you will have to enable getting location by the following steps:

  • Open Google Chrome > on the top right click on the vertical 3 dots then select Settings
  • At the bottom click Show advanced settings
  • In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings
  • In the dialog that appears, scroll down to the "Location" section. Select your default permission for future location requests:
    • Allow all sites to track your physical location: Select this option to let all sites automatically see your location.
    • Ask when a site tries to track your physical location: Select this option if you want Google Chrome to alert you whenever a site wants to see your location.
    • Do not allow any site to track your physical location: Select this option to automatically deny requests for your location.
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Here is the source code that you can use to get the Geo location:

   
   var x = document.getElementById("myLoc"); // MyLoc is any html placeholder that will show the location data
        function getLocation(){
            if (navigator.geolocation) {
                navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(showPosition);
            }
            else {
                x.innerHTML = "Geo location is not supported for this broswer.";
            }
        }

        function showPosition(position){
            x.innerHTML = "Latitude: " + position.coords.latitude + "
Longitude: " + position.coords.longitude; }

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