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public void Start(float desiredAccuracyInMeters = 10f, float updateDistanceInMeters = 10f);


Starts location service updates. Last location coordinates could be.

Retrieved via Input.location.lastData. Service does not start to send location data immediately. Code should check Input.location.status for current service status. desiredAccuracyInMeters - desired service accuracy in meters. Using higher value like 500 usually does not require to turn GPS chip on and thus saves battery power. Values like 5-10 could be used for getting best accuracy. Default value is 10 meters. updateDistanceInMeters - the minimum distance (measured in meters) a device must move laterally before Input.location property is updated. Higher values like 500 imply less overhead. Default is 10 meters. On Android using this method in your scripts will automatically add ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission to the android manifest. If you use low accuracy values like 500 or higher, you can select "Low Accuracy Location" in Player Settings to add ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION permission instead.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class TestLocationService : MonoBehaviour { IEnumerator Start() { // First, check if user has location service enabled if (!Input.location.isEnabledByUser) yield break;

// Start service before querying location Input.location.Start();

// Wait until service initializes int maxWait = 20; while (Input.location.status == LocationServiceStatus.Initializing && maxWait > 0) { yield return new WaitForSeconds(1); maxWait--; }

// Service didn't initialize in 20 seconds if (maxWait < 1) { print("Timed out"); yield break; }

// Connection has failed if (Input.location.status == LocationServiceStatus.Failed) { print("Unable to determine device location"); yield break; } else { // Access granted and location value could be retrieved print("Location: " + Input.location.lastData.latitude + " " + Input.location.lastData.longitude + " " + Input.location.lastData.altitude + " " + Input.location.lastData.horizontalAccuracy + " " + Input.location.lastData.timestamp); }

// Stop service if there is no need to query location updates continuously Input.location.Stop(); } }

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