event.latitude

Type Number
Event location (GPS)
Revision Current Public Release (2017.3068)
Keywords location, gps, latitude
See also event.longitude

Overview

The latitude in degrees of the current GPS location.

Example

local latitude = display.newText( "-", 100, 50, native.systemFont, 16 )
local longitude = display.newText( "-", 100, 100, native.systemFont, 16 )
local altitude = display.newText( "-", 100, 150, native.systemFont, 16 )
local accuracy = display.newText( "-", 100, 200, native.systemFont, 16 )
local speed = display.newText( "-", 100, 250, native.systemFont, 16 )
local direction = display.newText( "-", 100, 300, native.systemFont, 16 )
local time = display.newText( "-", 100, 350, native.systemFont, 16 )

local locationHandler = function( event )

    -- Check for error (user may have turned off location services)
    if ( event.errorCode ) then
        native.showAlert( "GPS Location Error", event.errorMessage, {"OK"} )
        print( "Location error: " .. tostring( event.errorMessage ) )
    else
        local latitudeText = string.format( '%.4f', event.latitude )
        latitude.text = latitudeText

        local longitudeText = string.format( '%.4f', event.longitude )
        longitude.text = longitudeText

        local altitudeText = string.format( '%.3f', event.altitude )
        altitude.text = altitudeText

        local accuracyText = string.format( '%.3f', event.accuracy )
        accuracy.text = accuracyText

        local speedText = string.format( '%.3f', event.speed )
        speed.text = speedText

        local directionText = string.format( '%.3f', event.direction )
        direction.text = directionText

        -- Note that 'event.time' is a Unix-style timestamp, expressed in seconds since Jan. 1, 1970
        local timeText = string.format( '%.0f', event.time )
        time.text = timeText
    end
end
 
-- Activate location listener
Runtime:addEventListener( "location", locationHandler )