Can JavaScript get location?

On the window object inside the browser there is a property called navigator which is itself an object that contains a further property called geolocation which again is another object. If the browser supports it, you can request the user’s location from the Geolocation API using the getCurrentPosition function.

How do I find the location of a website visitor?

An IP address lookup is another way to get the location of your visitor. We usually use public IP lookup services/APIs for this option. Some of these are paid services and some are free. Examples include IP Geolocation API, IPinfo, and GEOIP DB.

How do I geolocate a user?

The Geolocation API is accessed via a call to navigator. geolocation ; this will cause the user’s browser to ask them for permission to access their location data. If they accept, then the browser will use the best available functionality on the device to access this information (for example, GPS).

What is Geolocation API in JavaScript?

The HTML Geolocation API is used to get the geographical position of a user. Since this can compromise privacy, the position is not available unless the user approves it. Try It. Note: Geolocation is most accurate for devices with GPS, like smartphones.

How do you get geolocation without permission?

You can go for an external service like They provide a geolocation service based on IP addresses where you don’t need user permission.

How can we find user’s GPS position using HTML?

The HTML Geolocation API is used to locate a user’s position….The getCurrentPosition() Method – Return Data.

Property Returns
coords.latitude The latitude as a decimal number (always returned)
coords.longitude The longitude as a decimal number (always returned)
coords.accuracy The accuracy of position (always returned)
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