Navigator.geolocation

Well, as a geo nerd – I was excited when I heard about this. I was tempted to get it into all my websites that have any mapping capability at all but recently, I have been disappointed.

I tried installing this on a webpage that I can hit from my iPhone and from Firefox 3.5 easily (and also from many locations) to see it in action. What did I find?

location = undefined

Seems like no matter where I am, all I get is an undefined location. Bummer. Because I am in a heavily populated metropolitan area, where geolocating should be easy – but alas – if it doesn’t work for me and my testing, how will I ever get a client to buy into it. I’ll be traveling over the next few weeks and hopefully will see if this thing can work. For now – I am not convinced.

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Leroy Leese

Leroy is a Zend PHP Certified Engineer from Knoxville TN. He has been computing for over two decades, drag-racing for 16 years and spent a year with a band as a guitarist.