The Geolocation class can be used to register events that get the geographical position of the device with a timestamp.


  1. Creating the geolocation object. This must attach to our website in order to listen to events:

    // We're currently located in the Constructor of a view
    final Geolocation geolocation = new Geolocation(this);
  2. After that we can register our listeners:

    // Outputs the Latitude und Longitude within the Consoles
    geolocation.addPositionListener(position -> {
      final Coordinates coordinates = position.getCoords();
      System.out.println(String.format("Coordinates: lat=%f, long=%f", coordinates.getLatitude(), coordinates.getLongitude()));
    // Print the error message, if something doesn't work
    geolocation.addPositionErrorConsumer(error -> {
  3. If the position is to be output only once, getCurrentPosition(PositionOptions) can be called:

  4. To start listening to the position, watchPosition(PositionOptions) can be called:



  • Latitude, Longitude and Accuracy are always set.

  • Altitude, Accuracy, Heading and Speed do not have to be set by the browser, so these values can also contain zero!