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In 2010, Geolocation was one of the hottest trending topics on the Web, with applications such as Foursquare, SCVNGR, Gowalla, and even Facebook making headlines. The HTML5 specification outlines a Geolocation API for that uses JavaScript in the web browser. Many browsers already support this API, and once the next release cycle of all major browsers happens, geolocation will be available to most Web users both on the desktop and in mobile environments. This piece introduces geolocation and coordinate systems, then explores browser support, coding to support the API, and integrating it with common geo tools like Google Maps.

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"Quick and Informative Read" - by tre on 15-SEP-2011
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This is a good book for learning about geolocation possibilities offered by HTML5. People know HTML5 is highly connected to mobile, but they don't necessarily know why. Well, HTML5 Geolocation successfully highlights the location based functionality. Plus it is a focused, quick read. I recommend it those that want an introduction to Geolocation.
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