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  1. #1
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    Help needed for populating the html5 geolocation value in the text box in a form

    hi,
    I would be helpful if you can guide me with my code below is my code and I wish to populate my value of the text box with the value i get from my geolocation of the device which I obtain from the javascript below so that i can use for various purpose for searching or may be for filling the form with the current geolocation values.

    i am able to get the location when i press the button but i am unable to populate textboxes below with the values i get by using my browser.

    I would be thankful if anyone can help me with the correction of my codes

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.2/jquery.mobile-1.4.2.min.css">
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.2/jquery.mobile-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var map = null;
    function showlocation() {
    // One-shot position request.
    navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(callback);
    }

    function callback(position) {

    var lat = position.coords.latitude;
    var lon = position.coords.longitude;

    document.getElementById('latitude').innerHTML = lat;
    document.getElementById('longitude').innerHTML = lon;

    document.getElementById('latitude').value = lat;
    document.getElementById('latitude').value = lon;


    document.getelementById('latitude1').value = document.getelementByID('latitude').value;

    }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
    <center>
    <input type="button" value="Show my location"
    onclick="javascript:showlocation()" /> <br/>
    </center>

    Latitude: <span id="latitude"></span> <br/>
    Longitude: <span id="longitude"></span>
    <br/><br/>

    <form>
    <input type="text" id='latitude1' name = latitude1 value = " VALUE OF GETELEMENTBYID LATITUDE AND SHOULD GET DISPLAYED HERE IN TEXT BOX">
    <input type="text" id='longitude1' name = latitude1 value = "VALUE OF GETELEMENTBYID LONGITUDE AND SHOULD GET DISPLAYED HERE IN TEXT BOX">
    </form>
    </body>
    </html>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
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    This works in Firefox 30 and IE11 but Chrome 36.x won't let me "unblock" my own computer from location tracking.

    I think most of your problem was not using the correct element IDs in your JS. But I took that opportunity to update the HTML to the 21st century .

    FYI, I used this page as a resource:
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/...ng_geolocation

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Lat-Lon</title>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.2/jquery.mobile-1.4.2.min.css">
    <style>
    .display{
    	padding-top: 20px;
    	padding-bottom: 20px;
    }
    </style>
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.2/jquery.mobile-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
    
    <script>
    function showlocation() {
    	navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
    		callback(position.coords.latitude, position.coords.longitude);
    	});
    }
    
    function callback(lat,lon) {
    	document.getElementById('latitude').innerHTML = lat;
    	document.getElementById('longitude').innerHTML = lon;
    
    	document.getElementById('latitude1').value = lat;
    	document.getElementById('longitude1').value = lon;
    
    }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div>
    	<input type="button" value="Show my location" onclick="javascript:showlocation()">
    </div>
    
    <div class="display">
    	Latitude: <span id="latitude"></span><br>
    	Longitude: <span id="longitude"></span>
    </div>
    
    <form>
    	<input type="text" id="latitude1" name="latitude1" value = "">
    	<input type="text" id="longitude1" name="longitude1" value = "">
    </form>
    </body>
    </html>

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