W3C Geolocation API

The W3C Geolocation API is an attempt by the W3C to provide a uniform interface for the determination of geographic location information for a client -side device. It defines a number of objects that match the ECMAScript standard, which, once executed, the target application, notify the geographical location of the device by querying servers with local information. The most common sources of location information IP address (using geolocation ), WiFi and Bluetooth MAC address, RFID, WLAN connection information, or the IDs of GPS and GSM/CDMA2000-Mobiltelefonen. The location is transmitted with an accuracy that depends on the best available source of local information.

Distribution in web browsers

Web pages can use the Geolocation API in two ways: directly, if the browser supports it (this is the case with the current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer); or with Google Gears. In the latter case it must be installed on the target browser the Google Gears plugin and the website needs to load Google Gears with the following HTML code:

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