Working with Geolocation in HTML

This course will teach you how to get a user’s location and place that location on a map.
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 6, 2020
Duration
1h 35m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 6, 2020
Duration
1h 35m
Description

Getting a user's position and mapping in websites is very common today. In this course, Working with Geolocation in HTML, you’ll learn to retrieve a user’s location from their browser and show their location on a map. First, you’ll explore the geolocation object available in all modern browsers. Next, you’ll discover how to display that location on a map, and use Google Maps to place markers at that location. Next, you’ll use Google Maps to get directions from one location to another. Finally, you’ll learn how the Geocoding features of Google Maps will then be used to search for addresses. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of geolocation and geocoding needed to embed and use mapping software within any HTML page.

About the author
About the author

Paul loves teaching and technology, and has been teaching tech and business topics for over 30 years. Paul helps clients develop applications, and instructs them on the best use of technology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello, My name is Paul Sheriff, and welcome to my course, working with geolocation and HTML. I am a business I T consultant at PDS Consulting. With over 32 years of experience creating enterprise applications, getting a user's position and mapping and websites is very common today. In this course, you learn to use geolocation services and the Google Maps API. To add this functionality to your website, all you need is a fundamental understanding of HTML and JavaScript to learn how to use the geolocation object built into browsers. To get a user's location to embed and put that user's location on a map takes just a few lines of code When using the Google maps. API. Some of the major topics you will learn in this course are use a browsers built in geolocation object display users current location on a map linked to and embed maps on a web-page display markers, titles and informational windows on a Google map. Get directions from one address to another, display text directions on a page, put a geo fence around an address for delivery area and detect if an address is within that delivery area by the end of this course, you'll have gained a well rounded knowledge of geolocation services and Google Maps to be able to incorporate mapping within your own web application before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of HTML CSS and the JavaScript language. I hope you'll join me on your journey to working with geolocation and Google Maps in my course, working with geolocation in HTML at Pluralsight dot com.