HTML5 Geolocation in Safari 5

HTML5 Geolocation API lets you share your location with your favorite web sites. A JavaScript can capture your latitude and longitude, can be sent to backend web server, and do fancy location-aware things like finding local businesses or showing your location on a map.


Let us see how to get the current position −

         function showLocation(position) {
            var latitude = position.coords.latitude;
            var longitude = position.coords.longitude;
            alert("Latitude : " + latitude + " Longitude: " + longitude);
         function errorHandler(err) {
            if(err.code == 1) {
               alert("Error: Access is denied!");
            else if( err.code == 2) {
               alert("Error: Position is unavailable!");
         function getLocation(){
               // timeout at 60000 milliseconds (60 seconds)
               var options = {timeout:60000};
               navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(showLocation, errorHandler, options);
            } else{
               alert("Sorry, browser does not support geolocation!");
         <input type="button" onclick="getLocation();" value="Get Location"/>