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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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Removed in 15.0
Reintroduced in 16.0
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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