The Geolocation.getCurrentPosition() method is used to get the current position of the device.

Syntax

navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(success[, error[, options]])

Parameters

success
A callback function that takes a Position object as its sole input parameter.
error Optional
An optional callback function that takes a PositionError object as its sole input parameter.
options Optional
An optional PositionOptions object.

Example

var options = {
  enableHighAccuracy: true,
  timeout: 5000,
  maximumAge: 0
};

function success(pos) {
  var crd = pos.coords;

  console.log('Your current position is:');
  console.log(`Latitude : ${crd.latitude}`);
  console.log(`Longitude: ${crd.longitude}`);
  console.log(`More or less ${crd.accuracy} meters.`);
};

function error(err) {
  console.warn(`ERROR(${err.code}): ${err.message}`);
};

navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(success, error, options);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Removed in 15.0
Reintroduced in 16.0
5
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? (Yes) 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?

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