jQuery Plugin To Geocode And Display Current Location - Geolocate

jQuery Plugin To Geocode And Display Current Location - Geolocate
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Geolocate is a jQuery plugin that geocodes and displays the user's current location information using HTML5 Geolocation and Google Map's Geocoding API. Due to privacy concerns, the user must give permission for the browser to access the location.

Basic usage:

1. Include the needed jQuery library and Google Maps API in the webpage.

<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>

2. Download and include the jQuery Geolocate plugin's script after jQuery library.

<script src="jquery-geolocate.min.js"></script>

3. Create a normal input field and a button to get and display the current location.

<input type="text" class="input-demo" id="input-demo">
<button class="button-demo">Detect location</button>

4. Active the plugin and done.

$('.button-demo').on('click', function(e) {
  $('.input-demo').geolocate();
  e.preventDefault();
});

5. Specify the address component types:

$('.button-demo').on('click', function(e) {
  $('.input-demo').geolocate({
    'components': ['postal_code']
  });
});

6. More configuration options with default values:

$('.button-demo').on('click', function(e) {
  $('.input-demo').geolocate({

    // loading text
    loading: 'Searching...',

    // true or false
    formatted_address: true,

    // address component types
    components: [],

    // or 'short_name'
    name: 'long_name',

    // delimeter
    delimeter: ', ',

    // true or false
    enableHighAccuracy: true,

    // timeout in ms
    timeout: 5000,

    // maximum age in ms
    maximumAge: 0
    
  });
});

Change log:

2016-09-02


This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by richardcornish. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.