I am using the leaflet API with OSM. I need to implement a functionality where on dragging the marker and dropping it on user preferred location, I need to get its latitude and longitude and save its location to database.

For now on double clicking the marker I am able to drag the marker. This line helped me:


Now when I release the marker I want to find the latitude and longitude of the location or invoking a function on dragging the marker, returning the lat,lng values.


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Any draggable object will fire dragstart, dragend and other drag-related events.

Simply listen to the dragend events of the marker you marked as draggable, and subscribe a handler that gets the latlng value from the sent event:

marker.on('dragend', function(event) {
    var marker = event.target;  // you could also simply access the marker through the closure
    var result = marker.getLatLng();  // but using the passed event is cleaner
  • hi Matti, For some reason its giving me result as undefined...
    – DomincJune
    Commented Nov 6, 2012 at 11:31
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    @DomincJune I had been too quick and had forgot to navigate the .target property of event. This should be fixed now.
    – MattiSG
    Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 21:18
  • As a newbie, this post has been very useful along with this one on Leaflet Mailing List.
    – Inan
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 17:36

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