The Position interface represents the position of the concerned device at a given time. The position, represented by a Coordinates object, comprehends the 2D position of the device, on a spheroid representing the Earth, but also its altitude and its speed.


The Position interface doesn't inherit any property.

Position.coords Read only
Returns a Coordinates object defining the current location.
Position.timestamp Read only
Returns a DOMTimeStamp representing the time at which the location was retrieved.


The Position interface neither implements, nor inherit any method.


Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API
The definition of 'Position' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Not supported 15.0
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?

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