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Create a JavaScript function that get current location details along with pincode


In this blog, we will learn about getting the current location details along with the pincode using JavaScript. We can use the Geolocation API to retrieve the latitude and longitude coordinates, and then use a service like a reverse geocoding API to get the location details and pincode. Here’s a JavaScript function to do that:


function getCurrentLocationWithPincode() {
  // Check if geolocation is available in the browser
  if ("geolocation" in navigator) {
    // Get the user's current position
    navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function (position) {
      const latitude = position.coords.latitude;
      const longitude = position.coords.longitude;

      // Use a reverse geocoding API to get location details and pincode
      const reverseGeocodingUrl = `${latitude},${longitude}&key=YOUR_API_KEY`;

        .then((response) => response.json())
        .then((data) => {
          if (data.status === "OK" && data.results.length > 0) {
            const locationDetails = data.results[0].formatted_address;
            const pincode = findPincodeInAddressComponents(data.results[0].address_components);
            // You can now use locationDetails and pincode as needed
            console.log("Location Details: ", locationDetails);
            console.log("Pincode: ", pincode);
          } else {
            console.error("Unable to fetch location details.");
        .catch((error) => {
          console.error("Error fetching location details:", error);
  } else {
    console.error("Geolocation is not available in this browser.");

function findPincodeInAddressComponents(addressComponents) {
  for (const component of addressComponents) {
    if (component.types.includes("postal_code")) {
      return component.long_name;
  return null; // Pincode not found

// Call the function to get the current location with pincode

Please replace ‘YOUR_API_KEY’ with your actual Google Maps API key. Also, make sure you have the necessary API key and permissions for geolocation and reverse geocoding.

This code defines a getCurrentLocationWithPincode function that first checks if geolocation is available in the browser. If it is, it retrieves the user’s current position, makes a request to the Google Maps Geocoding API to get location details, and then extracts the pincode from the response. Finally, it logs both the location details and the pincode to the console.

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