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Finding yourself with the Geolocation API
Location-aware services and applications are a hot topic at the
moment. Most of us are now familiar with navigation devices in our
cars that constantly update position information using the Global Posi-
tioning System (GPS) network. These days, many mobile phones and
other portable devices come with built-in GPS technology, as well as
other positioning services, and the HTML5 Geolocation API exposes
these to your web pages.
Google already uses the
Geolocation API if you
access its site from your
mobile phone. The screen-
shot at left shows that
Google is aware of my cur-
rent location. One of my
options upon searching is
to choose Local, which
provides search results
that are tailored to my cur-
rent location.
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