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This code snippet demonstrates how to discover the location (latitude and longitude) of the device using the Location Platform Service for Flash Lite supported from S60 5th Edition onwards.

Article Metadata
Code ExampleTested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition and later
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: Service.Location, location.GetLocation()
Created: User:Nokia Developer KB (26 Jan 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (03 Oct 2012)



Note.pngNote: To get the location data the device's GPS needs to be active.


// Import Platform Service Interface
import com.nokia.lib.Service;
// Heading of the application
heading_txt.text = "Location Information";
// Create new Service object which has location information
var location = new Service("Service.Location", "ILocation");
// Define input parameters
var inParams = {LocationInformationClass:"GenericLocationInfo"};
// Define result value
var outParams = location.GetLocation(inParams);
// Check if getting the location information was successful
if (outParams.ErrorCode == 0) {
// If no errors get Location information (longitude and latitude)
var outList = outParams.ReturnValue;
var longitude = outList.Longitude; // Contains longitudinal data.
var latitude = outList.Latitude; // Contains latitudinal data.
text_txt.text = "Longitude: "+longitude+"\rLatitude: "+latitude;
} else {
var errorId = outParam.ErrorCode;
text_txt.text = "Error: "+errorId;

Note.pngNote: This example code illustrates how to retrieve details of the specific location information using GetLocation() synchronously.


The current location (longitude and latitude) of the device is displayed.

Example application

The following sample application has been tested in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition, Flash Lite 3.0): File:FlashLite Finding Position.zip

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