gonzalo2000 gonzalo2000 - 5 months ago 20
jQuery Question

rendering data with JSON (weather API)

I'm starting out with JSON, trying to implement a weather app using Open Weather Map's API. I'm trying to return the value for key "name" into

<h2 id="city"></h2>
based on the user's coordinates, and I'm unsure as to why it's currently not returning anything. I understand something similar has been asked before, but I'm not sure how this applies in this case.

$(document).ready(function() {
if (navigator.geolocation) {
navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
var lati = position.coords.latitude;
var longi = position.coords.longitude;
var address = "api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?lat=" + lati +"&lon=" + longi + "&APPID=*****";

$.getJSON(address, function(json) {


use url like http://api.openweather... instead of api.openweather...

Else the browser will think it is a relative address and attempt to open it like http://example.com/api.openweather... assuming the page url is http://example.com.

The rest seems to work. I added the http:// prefix and replaced the API key with mine and the code worked on my environment as expected.