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Geo Detection Services in IE9, IE10, and IE11 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Geo Detection services are coming up several miles away from the user in these three browsers. In one instance over 100 miles away. This is not an issue in FireFox or Chrome. Why is the geo detection service displaying like this and is a solution in the works or is this issue going to persist?
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Based on my research, Windows Internet Explorer  introduces a built-in location provider that uses Wi-Fi location data and Internet Protocol (IP) address information to determine the latitude and longitude of the computer or device running Windows Internet Explorer. The Geolocation API exposes the latitude and longitude to JavaScript in a webpage by using the geolocation object, which is a child object of the window.navigator.

    Geolocation API is used in Firefox and Chrome in same way, but Firefox and Chrome use Google Location Services to determine your location.

    That's why we get tiny different result.


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Cloud_TS Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:06 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Based on my research, Windows Internet Explorer  introduces a built-in location provider that uses Wi-Fi location data and Internet Protocol (IP) address information to determine the latitude and longitude of the computer or device running Windows Internet Explorer. The Geolocation API exposes the latitude and longitude to JavaScript in a webpage by using the geolocation object, which is a child object of the window.navigator.

    Geolocation API is used in Firefox and Chrome in same way, but Firefox and Chrome use Google Location Services to determine your location.

    That's why we get tiny different result.


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Cloud_TS Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:06 PM
  • NSA.

    Rob^_^

    Sunday, January 19, 2014 5:40 AM