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Locate Button


Find and zoom to the users current location using the LocateButton widget. This widget uses the geolocation api to find the users current location. Once the location is found the map zooms to that location. The widget provides options that allow the developer to define the following:
  • HTML5 Geolocation Position options for finding a location such as maximumAge and timeout.
  • The ability to define a custom symbol that will be used to highlight the users current location on the map.
  • The scale to zoom to when a location has been found
There are security considerations to be taken into account when working with geolocation. Each web browser handles security differently. For example, if working with a later version of Chrome, you must host your application via HTTPS. If hosted via HTTP, the application will load minus the LocateButton. Although for testing purposes, it is still possible to host via http://localhost. For additional information regarding these security considerations, please see the ArcGIS blog,Increased web API security in Google Chrome.

Open the sample using the 'Explore in the sandbox' link to quickly and easily explore the options. For example if you wanted to disable showing the symbol at the users current location add the highlightLocation option and set it to false then hit the Run button in the sandbox to view the change:
var geoLocate = new LocateButton({
  map: map,
  highlightLocation: false
  }, "LocateButton"


  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
  <title>Locate Button</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.46/esri/css/esri.css">
    html, body, #map {
    #LocateButton {
      position: absolute;
      top: 95px;
      left: 20px;
      z-index: 50;
  <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.46/"></script>
    var map;

    ], function(
      Map, LocateButton
    )  {

      map = new Map("map", {
        center: [-56.049, 38.485],
        zoom: 3,
        basemap: "streets-vector"

      geoLocate = new LocateButton({
        map: map
      }, "LocateButton");

  <div id="map" class="map">
    <div id="LocateButton"></div>
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