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Creating Location-Aware Webpages Using Geolocation

AROUND THE WORLD, USERS now make extensive use of mobile phones and hand-held devices to access pages on the World Wide Web. Most phones now have a geopositioning system (GPS) to provide information about the phone’s current location. Such GPS capabilities change the way you interact with the Web. With a few clicks, you can find nearby restaurants, retailers, and other services; you can get driving directions from your current location; and you can instantly summon a cab or emergency vehicle.

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines the steps to perform to ...

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