The Geolocation API: Using Maps and Location in Your Web Pages

The geolocation API and maps are core to any location-based web application. This course will teach you how to use geolocation and the Google Maps API in your web applications.
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(39)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 21, 2016
Duration
1h 37m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(39)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 21, 2016
Duration
1h 37m
Description

This course, The Geolocation API: Using Maps and Location in Your Web Pages, introduces JavaScript developers to the geolocation API, available in all modern browsers. First, you will use the geolocation JavaScript API, seeing how to handle errors and how the browser determines a location. Next, you'll learn how to use a location to generate a map with the Google Maps library and build a simple place search application. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the foundation to create desktop and mobile web applications that incorporate location and mapping libraries to help users as they move around in the world.

About the author
About the author

Elisabeth Robson is the co-founder, principal, and author at WickedlySmart. She teaches, writes, and consults on internet technologies.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, my name is Elisabeth Robson, and welcome to my course, The Geolocation API: Using Maps and Location in Your Web Pages. I'm a co-founder of www. wickedlysmart. com, which publishes online learning content for developers, and I'm also the author of several Head First titles, including Head First HTML 5 Programming. Geolocation is a big part of many of our most popular mobile applications. Using geolocation, you can find out where you are, where you're going, and how to get there. This course will give you an in-depth look at the geolocation API that's built into all modern desktop and mobile browsers, as well as an introduction to the Google Maps API and the Places Library. We'll talk about what a location is, how the browser gets your location, how to handle errors and make sure your location is accurate, how to get a map in your web page, and how to add markers, handle events, and use the Google Maps geometry and Places Libraries. By the end of the course, you'll know you the geolocation API in the browser inside and out, and you'll have a solid foundation in the Google Maps API that you can build on to create sophisticated location applications with maps. Before you get started, make sure you have experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and a basic text editor and your favorite browser installed and ready to go. And of course if you've got one, a mobile device will come in handy. I hope you'll join me in this Pluralsight course to learn the geolocation API, and how to use location and maps in your web pages.