How to get current user location, city, country in laravel

July 1, 2021
Laravel

In this tutorial, we will see how you can get the current user location, city, country, country code, postal code, zip code, region, longitude and latitude using IP Address in laravel.

So we will be using stevebauman/location package in order to get that information.

So let’s get started.

Step 1: Install Laravel

First, we will install laravel into the project. I am installing it in user_location folder.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel user_location

Step 2: Install stevebauman/location package

Then we need to install the stevebauman/location package.

composer require stevebauman/location

Step 3: Add the Service Provider and Alias

Then we need to add the service provider in config/app.php in providers array:

Stevebauman\Location\LocationServiceProvider::class,

And also add following alias in aliases in config/app.php:

'Location' => Stevebauman\Location\Facades\Location,

So your final providers array will look like this:

And aliases array will look like this:

Step 3: Create controller and add Route

Now we will create the userController :

php artisan make:Controller UserController

and will add route:

Route::get('/user',[\App\Http\Controllers\UserController::class,'user']);

Step 4: Create the user function in User controller

Now we will create the user function in the userController .

public function user()
    {
        $ip = '206.84.142.1'; //static ip
        //$ip = request()->ip(); //ip of the user which is currently visiting.
        $data = \Location::get($ip);
        return view('home',compact('data'));
    }

In this user function, I am using the static IP $ip = '206.84.142.1'; since I am developing it on localhost, if you are using it on a production server, simply use $ip = request()->ip(); . Then we are passing the data to the resources/views/home.blade.php view.

Step 5: Create the home view

Create a new view resources/views/home.blade.php

<html>
<head>
    <title>Get User Details in laravel</title>

    <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@5.0.2/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" integrity="sha384-EVSTQN3/azprG1Anm3QDgpJLIm9Nao0Yz1ztcQTwFspd3yD65VohhpuuCOmLASjC" crossorigin="anonymous">
    <style>
        .card{
            width: 18rem;
            margin: auto;
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body class="text-center">
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<div>
    <br>
    <div class="card text-center">
        <ul class="list-group list-group-flush">
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>IP:</strong> {{ $data->ip }}</li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Country:</strong> {{ $data->countryName }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Country Code:</strong> {{ $data->countryCode }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Region:</strong> {{ $data->regionName }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Region Code:</strong> {{ $data->regionCode }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>City:</strong> {{ $data->cityName }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Zip Code:</strong> {{ $data->zipCode }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Latitude:</strong> {{ $data->latitude }} </li>
            <li class="list-group-item"><strong>Longitude:</strong> {{ $data->longitude }} </li>
        </ul>
    </div>



</div>
</body>
</html>

In this view, I am using bootstrap to style the information. Basically, we are getting all the details in the data variable and showing it.

Step 6: Run the application

Run the application:

php artisan serve

And visit the page /user to see the details.

Final Output will be like:

Conclusion:

Hope you have learned how to get the current user location, city, a country in laravel. Let me know if you face any problems.

See you soon.

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