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Secure context
This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

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


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


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.


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);


Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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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
Secure context-only 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? (Yes) 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?
Secure context-only No support 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)

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