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Using web viewer to get lat/long from site to equate "location" function on Windows tablets

Question asked by tigtillinghast on Aug 6, 2014

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Using web viewer to get lat/long from site to equate "location" function on Windows tablets

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     We all know and love the newish location function on iOS. We have an application we run on Filemaker GO on iOS that uses it, and have done runtime versions for Microsoft Surface users. Problem is, the Surface's GPS isn't integrated usefully, so we don't get lats and longs via this function.

      

     I THINK the only solution open to me is to use a webviewer to get my current location, and then parse the html to get my lats and longs. It would be helpful if people could confirm for me that there is a website (Google maps?) that would actually employ the Surface's gps to fix its current location, so that I might harvest the coordinates? Might anyone have example code for that sort of thing? Thanks! -tig

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