[Mapbender-users] GPS Position on Chrome > 50 only with https

Axel Schaefer axel.schaefer at wheregroup.com
Fri Jul 8 06:37:10 PDT 2016

Dear all.

Since Chrome version 50, it seems to be that the Geolocation API is only 
available if the application is hosted on HTTPS. See this document for 


Therefore the Mapbender GPS button will only work if Mapbender is hosted 
on a https-Server.

If you host Mapbender on https and access http based WMS-services you 
will notice you will notice some Firebug/Developer-Tools entries talking 
about "insecure content" if the services are accessed directly.

It is interesting to see how the www-pages emerge to more https.

Comments welcome.

Axel Schaefer
WhereGroup GmbH & Co. KG
Eifelstra├če 7
53119 Bonn

Fon: +49 (0)228 / 90 90 38 - 23 (neue Durchwahl!)
Fax: +49 (0)228 / 90 90 38 - 11

axel.schaefer at wheregroup.com
Amtsgericht Bonn, HRA 6788
WhereGroup Verwaltungs GmbH
vertreten durch:
Olaf Knopp, Peter Stamm

More information about the Mapbender_users mailing list