Laravel 9 How To Get Current Location Details Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see the concept i.e Laravel 9 How To get current location details by User’s IP address. Article contains classified information about getting user’s location detailed address by using their IP address.

An IP address is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network. IP stands for “Internet Protocol,” which is the set of rules governing the format of data sent via the internet or local network.

We will use a laravel composer package to get the location details. Details will be like – Country name, Country code, City name, Zip code, Latitude, etc.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

$ composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Install Composer Package

Open project into terminal and run this composer command to install this Location package.

$ composer require stevebauman/Location

It will install all needed package files into /vendor folder.

Create Controller

Go to terminal and run this artisan command to create controller file.

$ php artisan make:controller LocationController

It will create LocationController.php inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

Open file LocationController.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Stevebauman\Location\Facades\Location;

class LocationController extends Controller
{
    public function ip_details()
    {
        // Put your IP address
        $ip = '101.0.49.139'; 

        $data = Location::get($ip);
        
        return view('userinfo', compact('data'));
    }
}

Create Blade Template File

Go to /resources/views folder and create a file userinfo.blade.php.

Open userinfo.blade.php and write this complete into it,

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Laravel 9 How To Get Current Location Details Tutorial</title>
    <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@5.0.2/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<body>
  
<div class="container" style="margin-top: 20px;">
    <h3>Laravel 9 How To Get Current Location Details Tutorial</h3>
    <div class="card">
        <div class="card-body">
            @if($data)
                <h4>IP: {{ $data->ip }}</h4>
                <h4>Country Name: {{ $data->countryName }}</h4>
                <h4>Country Code: {{ $data->countryCode }}</h4>
                <h4>Region Code: {{ $data->regionCode }}</h4>
                <h4>Region Name: {{ $data->regionName }}</h4>
                <h4>City Name: {{ $data->cityName }}</h4>
                <h4>Zip Code: {{ $data->zipCode }}</h4>
                <h4>Latitude: {{ $data->latitude }}</h4>
                <h4>Longitude: {{ $data->longitude }}</h4>
            @endif
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
  
</body>
</html>

Add Route

Open web.php file from /routes folder. We need to add a route into it.

//...

use App\Http\Controllers\LocationController;

Route::get('ip-details', [LocationController::class, 'ip_details'])->name('ip_details');

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/ip-details

We hope this article helped you to learn about Laravel 9 How To Get Current Location Details Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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