Location QML Type

The Location type holds location data. More...

Import Statement: import QtPositioning 6.2
Since: Qt 5.2


Detailed Description

Location types represent a geographic "location", in a human sense. This consists of a specific coordinate, an address and a bounding shape. The bounding shape represents the recommended region to display when viewing this location.

The Location type is most commonly seen as the contents of a search model such as the GeocodeModel. When a GeocodeModel returns the list of locations found for a given query, it represents these as Location objects.

Example Usage

The following example shows a simple Location object being declared:

Location {
    coordinate {
        latitude: -27.3
        longitude: 153.1
    address: Address {

Property Documentation

address : Address

This property holds the address of the location which can be use to retrieve address details of the location.

[since QtPositioning 6.2] boundingShape : geoshape

This property holds the recommended region to use when displaying the location. For example, a building's location may have a region centered around the building, but the region is large enough to show it's immediate surrounding geographical context.

Note: This property's changed() signal is currently emitted only if the whole object changes, not if only the contents of the object change.

Note: This property was introduced in Qt6 instead of boundingBox property. It returns a geoshape instead of a georectangle. Use QGeoShape::boundingGeoRectangle() to obtain a bounding georectangle for the shape.

If you need to convert the returned shape to a specific type, use the type property of geoshape together with convenience methods from QtPositioning like QtPositioning.shapeToRectangle().

This property was introduced in QtPositioning 6.2.

coordinate : coordinate

This property holds the exact geographical coordinate of the location which can be used to retrieve the latitude, longitude and altitude of the location.

Note: this property's changed() signal is currently emitted only if the whole object changes, not if only the contents of the object change.

location : QGeoLocation

For details on how to use this property to interface between C++ and QML see "Interfaces between C++ and QML Code".

Note: This property updates the whole geo location information, so using it will result in breaking of all the bindings for all other properties.

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