HTML5 Geolocation
Bringing Location to Web Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: May 2011
Pages: 116

Truly revolutionary: now you can write geolocation applications directly in the browser, rather than develop native apps for particular devices. This concise book demonstrates the W3C Geolocation API in action, with code and examples to help you build HTML5 apps using the "write once, deploy everywhere" model. Along the way, you get a crash course in geolocation, browser support, and ways to integrate the API with common geo tools like Google Maps.

  • Learn how geo information is gathered from different sources, depending on the device
  • Discover how coordinate systems work, including geodetic systems and datums
  • Use the API to collect location information from a user’s browser with JavaScript code
  • Place geo information on a map using the Google Maps or ArcGIS JavaScript APIs
  • Save geo data with databases, the Keyhole Markup Language, or the shapefile format
  • Be familiar with several practical uses for geo data, such as geomarketing, geosocial, geotagging, and geo-applications
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      Good book, broken sample code

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media HTML5 Geolocation:

      I found the book very informative, a quick round-up from bottom to top of everything needed to get some geolocation HTML pages up and running.

      The sample code, however, did not always work directly after cut-n-paste - be it the random character thrown in at a random location of the source code, or just dead links to resources (just 2 months after the book hit print).

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      Examples in book aren't working

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          Guys - If something makes me sick here is example. Examples in your book aren't working properly - missing brackets in code and so on. Examples 1 and 3 - please be more accurate.

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          HTML5 Geolocation - Concise and Thorough

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            Comments about O'Reilly Media HTML5 Geolocation:

            The subtitle 'Bringing Location to Web Applic­ations' is particularly apt to this thorough and useful volume. In HTML5 Geolocation Anthony Holdener takes a programmatic approach through full cycle, exploring the nature of loc­ation, the technicalities of goelocation and definition of the JS W3C Geolocation API. It goes beyond this mere definition of accessing the API to exploring the ways in which this information can then be utilised using a vari­ety of the Mapping and geolocation API's avail­able as webservices and ways in which the data produced can be shared using existing standards.

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