Location, Location, Location: Mastering HTML 5 Geolocation

Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Level: Novice
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Do you know where your users are? The HTML 5 Geolocation API is a JavaScript-based interface that allows you to programmatically get access to a user’s approximate latitude and longitude. You can get a snapshot of their location or even continuous updates. The best part is the API is now built into many of the latest generation of browsers.

We’ll step you through how the API works, as well as take an in-depth look at the data it provides and how to use it effectively. We’ll nail the key things you need to know to implement this API into your existing systems right away. You’ll learn that not all data is created equally. To hit home the concepts we’ll demonstrate using the API in several real world scenarios and show how this information can be successfully integrated into a backend system for analysis.

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Andy Gup


Andy Gup is a Tech Lead at Esri where he focuses on web and mobile geo-spatial APIs. He is an active contributor to a number of open source projects in the geo community.

His background includes working with a wide variety of cutting edge technologies from small websites and mobile apps to high-performance Fortune 500 enterprise systems.

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Andy Gup
07/19/2012 10:37am PDT

Here’s a link to the prezi: prezi.com/kawyhcqxjdip/html...

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Michael Shadle
07/19/2012 7:11am PDT

If there are slides, could you post them? Thanks :)


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