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Feature Request: Geolocation (GPS location) in IWP using Browser Geolocation API

Question asked by BerndVerst on Mar 11, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2011 by BerndVerst

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Feature Request: Geolocation (GPS location) in IWP using Browser Geolocation API

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Dear Madam/Sir,

the following feature would be highly desirable:

Please add a function to obtain the current GPS location (latitude, longitude, altitude) from the browser when using Instant Web Publishing. This function could be used in conjunction with a calculation field.

Alternatively, you could offer an option for "geolocation" in the options of a numeric field; or perhaps create a new fieldtype "geolocation" (or latitude, longitude, altitude).

Obtaining the geolocation in IWP should be fairly simple as most browsers support the geolocation API.

I understand that obtaining the Geolocation is already possible using Filemaker Server Advanced's custom web publishing (PHP) option (in conjunction with JavaScript). Nevertheless, it would be much more user-friendly and easier to deploy if this feature were integrated into FM Pro's Instant Web Publishing.

Thank you.

Regards,

Bernd

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