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HTML DOM Geolocation coords.heading Property

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  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2021
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In this article, we will discuss about the Geolocation coords.heading property. Geolocation in HTML is used to get the geographical position of a user. The getCurrentPosition() method in this geolocation returns an object on success.

The Geolocation coords.heading property is used return the clock wise from the north in degrees. If it is not applicable, it will return null.






<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h2 style="color:green">
    <p><b> Displaying heading</b></p>
    <button onclick="getlocation()"
      Click Me 
    <p id="paraID"></p>
        var variable1 = document.getElementById("paraID");
        function getlocation() {
              .getCurrentPosition(showLoc, error, options);
        function showLoc(pos) {
            variable1.innerHTML = "Heading: " 
              + pos.coords.heading;
        function error(err) {
              `ERROR(${err.code}): ${err.message}`
        var options = {
            enableHighAccuracy: true,
            timeout: 5000,
            maximumAge: 0


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 5.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Opera 16.0
  • Safari 5.0

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