GetPosition - AWS IoT Wireless


This action has been deprecated.

Get the position information for a given resource.


This action is no longer supported. Calls to retrieve the position information should use the GetResourcePosition API operation instead.

Request Syntax

GET /positions/ResourceIdentifier?resourceType=ResourceType HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Resource identifier used to retrieve the position information.

Pattern: [a-fA-F0-9]{8}-[a-fA-F0-9]{4}-[a-fA-F0-9]{4}-[a-fA-F0-9]{4}-[a-fA-F0-9]{12}

Required: Yes


Resource type of the resource for which position information is retrieved.

Valid Values: WirelessDevice | WirelessGateway

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Accuracy": { "HorizontalAccuracy": number, "VerticalAccuracy": number }, "Position": [ number ], "SolverProvider": "string", "SolverType": "string", "SolverVersion": "string", "Timestamp": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The accuracy of the estimated position in meters. An empty value indicates that no position data is available. A value of ‘0.0’ value indicates that position data is available. This data corresponds to the position information that you specified instead of the position computed by solver.

Type: Accuracy object


The position information of the resource.

Type: Array of floats


The vendor of the positioning solver.

Type: String

Valid Values: Semtech


The type of solver used to identify the position of the resource.

Type: String

Valid Values: GNSS


The version of the positioning solver.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 50.


The timestamp at which the device's position was determined.

Type: String

Pattern: ^([\+-]?\d{4}(?!\d{2}\b))((-?)((0[1-9]|1[0-2])(\3([12]\d|0[1-9]|3[01]))?|W([0-4]\d|5[0-2])(-?[1-7])?|(00[1-9]|0[1-9]\d|[12]\d{2}|3([0-5]\d|6[1-6])))([T\s]((([01]\d|2[0-3])((:?)[0-5]\d)?|24\:?00)([\.,]\d+(?!:))?)?(\17[0-5]\d([\.,]\d+)?)?([zZ]|([\+-])([01]\d|2[0-3]):?([0-5]\d)?)?)?)?$


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


User does not have permission to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


An unexpected error occurred while processing a request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied because it exceeded the allowed API request rate.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input did not meet the specified constraints.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: