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Quick guide

Quick "how to"
To add the coordinates 57°18′22"N 4°27′32"W to the top of an article, use
{{coord|57|18|22|N|4|27|32|W|display=title}}
For decimal coordinates, such as 44.112°N 86.913°W, use one of
{{coord|44.112|N|87.913|W|display=title}}
{{coord|44.112|-87.913|display=title}}
Values (including degrees, minutes and seconds) are separated by a pipe ("|").
Latitude (N/S) before longitude (E/W). Map datum is WGS84.
Please don't be overly precise (0.0001° is <11 m, 1′′ is <31 m).
Optional parameters:
  • region: region:XX_ (uses ISO 3166-2 code)
  • type: type:XXX
  • display: |display=inline,title or variant

Full example: {{coord|44.112|-87.913|region:US-WI_type:landmark|display=inline,title}}

For full details on the use of {{coord}}, see Template:Coord
See also: Obtaining coordinates, coordinate conversion

Purpose

This template, {{coord}}, produces a link to a list of map sources, based on the geographical coordinates and other parameters, and provides a standardized notation for the coordinates.

The template is for WGS84 geographical coordinates (latitude;longitude) on Earth, which can be entered in either decimal notation, or degrees/minutes/seconds parameters, with the appropriate precision.

It links to http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Template:Coord&params=, then displays the coordinates. Clicking the blue globe Erioll world.svg activates the WikiMiniAtlas (needs Javascript).

The template outputs data in:

  • Degree/minutes/seconds ("DMS", precision is degrees, or degrees/minutes, or degrees/minutes/seconds, based on input). Some conversions from decimal degrees to dms need fixing (see talk)
  • Decimal (precision by number of decimal places, based on input)
  • Geo microformat.

{{coord}} is used by tools which parse the raw Wikipedia database dumps, such as Google Earth. To ensure that the coordinates are parsed correctly display=title must be used. See How do I get my Wikipedia article to show up in the Google Earth Geographic Web layer?. The template must not be modified without prior discussion.

For articles which have no coordinates, but need them, use {{coord missing}}.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates.

Superseded templates

This single template supersedes {{coor d}}, {{coor dm}}, {{coor dms}}, {{coor at d}}, {{coor at dm}}, {{coor at dms}}, {{coor title d}}, {{coor title dm}}, {{coor title dms}}, and the Geolinks and Mapit templates. All parameters can be used as before - see Usage.

Examples:

{{coord|12|N|45|W|display=title}}Replaces {{coor title d|12|N|45|W}}
{{coord|12|34|N|45|33|W|display=title}}Replaces {{coor title dm|12|34|N|45|33|W}}
{{coord|12|34|56|N|45|33|22|W|display=title}}Replaces {{coor title dms|12|34|56|N|45|33|8|W}}
{{coord|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W|display=inline,title}}Replaces {{coor at dms|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W}}
{{coord|10.2|-20.3|display=inline}} or {{coord|10.2|-20.3}}Replaces {{coor d|10.2|N|-20.3|E}}
{{coord|44.4|-111.1|type:city_region:US|display=inline,title}}Replaces {{Geolinks-US-cityscale|44.4|-111.1}}
{{coord|51.01234|-1.56789|type:landmark_region:GB|display=inline,title}}Replaces {{Geolinks-UK-buildingscale|51.01234|-1.56789}}
{{coord|-35.5|150.1|type:landmark_region:AU|display=inline,title}}Replaces {{Mapit-AUS-suburbscale|lat=-35.5|long=150.1}}
{{coord|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W|display=title}}Replaces {{CoorHeader|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W}}

Usage

{{coord|latitude|longitude|coordinate parameters|template parameters}}
{{coord|dd|N/S|dd|E/W|coordinate parameters|template parameters}}
{{coord|dd|mm|N/S|dd|mm|E/W|coordinate parameters|template parameters}}
{{coord|dd|mm|ss|N/S|dd|mm|ss|E/W|coordinate parameters|template parameters}}

There are two kinds of parameters, all optional:

  • Coordinate parameters: Recognised by the map server, given in the format parameter:value and separated from each other with the underscore character '_'. Common coordinate parameters include type, region, and scale. See coordinate parameters for a comprehensive list.
  • Template parameters: Used by the template itself, given in the format parameter=value and separated from each other with the pipe character '|'. The supported template parameters are display, name and format.
    • display can be one of the following:
      • display=inline - Display the coordinate inline (default)
      • display=title - Display the coordinate by the article title (replaces {{coor title dms}} family), shortcut: display=t
      • display=inline,title - Display the coordinate both inline and at title (replaces {{coor at dms}} family)
        Note: using the title attribute indicates that the coordinates apply to the article, and not just one of (perhaps many) places mentioned in it — so it should only be omitted in the latter case. display=title,inline works also. Shortcut: display=it
    • format can be used to force dec or dms coordinate display for all readers
    • name can be used to annotate inline coordinates for display in map services and other external use. It should not be used with coordinates in the article title or within an infobox, as in those cases the name is implicit from the article title.

Examples

{{coord|43.651234|-79.383333}} 43°39′04″N 79°23′00″W / 43.651234°N 79.383333°W / 43.651234; -79.383333 Toronto - Fully decimal - N & W
{{coord|43.65|-79.38}} 43°39′N 79°23′W / 43.65°N 79.38°W / 43.65; -79.38 Toronto - less precise
{{coord|43.6500|-79.3800}} 43°39′00″N 79°22′48″W / 43.6500°N 79.3800°W / 43.6500; -79.3800 Toronto - medium precision with trailing zeroes
{{coord|43.651234|N|79.383333|W}} 43°39′04″N 79°23′00″W / 43.651234°N 79.383333°W / 43.651234; -79.383333 Toronto - decimal with Northing & Westing
{{coord|43|29|N|79|23|W}} 43°29′N 79°23′W / 43.483°N 79.383°W / 43.483; -79.383 Toronto - degrees & minutes
{{coord|43|29|4|N|79|23|0|W}} 43°29′4″N 79°23′0″W / 43.48444°N 79.38333°W / 43.48444; -79.38333 Toronto - degrees, minutes & seconds
{{coord|43|29|4.5|N|79|23|0.5|W}} 43°29′4.5″N 79°23′0.5″W / 43.484583°N 79.383472°W / 43.484583; -79.383472 Toronto - degrees, minutes, seconds & fractions of seconds
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E / 55.752222°N 37.615556°E / 55.752222; 37.615556 Moscow - N & E
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|format=dms}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E / 55.752222°N 37.615556°E / 55.752222; 37.615556 Convert to dms format
{{coord|39.098095|-94.587307|format=dms}} 39°05′53″N 94°35′14″W / 39.098095°N 94.587307°W / 39.098095; -94.587307 Decimal conversion without N/S/E/W
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|​format=dec|name=Moscow}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E / 55.752222°N 37.615556°E / 55.752222; 37.615556 (Moscow) Convert to decimal and label on some maps
{{coord|33|55|S|18|25|E}} 33°55′S 18°25′E / 33.917°S 18.417°E / -33.917; 18.417 Cape Town - S & E
{{coord|35|00|N|105|00|E}} 35°00′N 105°00′E / 35°N 105°E / 35; 105 China, People's Republic of
{{coord|22|54|30|S|43|14|37|W}} 22°54′30″S 43°14′37″W / 22.90833°S 43.24361°W / -22.90833; -43.24361 Rio - S & W
{{coord|22|S|43|W}} 22°S 43°W / 22°S 43°W / -22; -43 A degree confluence
{{coord|52|28|59|N|1|53|37|W|​display=inline,title|region:GB_type:city}} 52°28′59″N 1°53′37″W / 52.48306°N 1.89361°W / 52.48306; -1.89361Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°53′37″W / 52.48306°N 1.89361°W / 52.48306; -1.89361 Birmingham - with display and parameter settings; note display also in title of this page.

Coordinate parameters

Following the geographical coordinate, further parameters can optionally be supplied, separated by underscores. This will help in finding suitable map resources, and will become more important when the Wikimaps become fully functional.

type:T
  1. REDIRECT Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/type:
scale:N
  1. REDIRECT Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/scale:
region:R
  1. REDIRECT Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/region:
globe:G
  1. REDIRECT Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/globe:
source:S
  1. REDIRECT Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/source:

Display

By default coordinates are displayed in the format in which they are specified.

To always display coordinates as DMS values, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline }
.geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: none }
.geo-dms { display: inline }

To always display coordinates as decimal values, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline }
.geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: inline }
.geo-dms { display: none }

To display coordinates in both formats, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline }
.geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: inline }
.geo-dms { display: inline }
.geo-multi-punct { display: inline }

If CSS is disabled, or you have an old copy of MediaWiki:Common.css cached, you will see both formats. (You can either clear your cache or manually refresh this URL: [1].)

To disable display of the blue globe adjacent to coordinates, add this to your monobook.js

var wma_settings = {enabled:false}

Note that this will disable WikiMiniAtlas

See also Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Geographical coordinates.


Name

If an article contains several display=inline coordinates, each of these may be supplied with a unique name. This name will be used to display the coordinate on the WikiMiniAtlas, and will cause the template to emit an hCard microformat using that name, even if used within an existing hCard. Do not use when the name is that of a person (e.g for a gravesite), as the generated hCard would be invalid. Also, do not use square brackets in names.

Incorrect uses and maintenance category

The template has a few input checks built in. Basic errors display the message on Coord/input/ERROR (see Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Coord/input/ERROR for pages to fix)

A series of other input errors categorize the pages in the maintenance category Coord template needing repair. See the category description for more details. There are currently 0 pages in that category.

Subtemplates

See Template:Coord/doc/internals and Category:Coord template


name function
Coord/input/d converts coordinates from input in degrees format {{coord|12|N|12|W}}
Coord/input/dm converts coordinates from input in degrees/minutes format {{coord|12|12|N|12|12|W}}
Coord/input/dms converts coordinates from input in degrees/minutes/seconds format {{coord|12|12|12|N|12|12|12|W}}
Coord/display/inline creates output to display coordinates inline
Coord/display/title creates output to display above the article (generally to the right of the article's title)
Coord/display/inline,title creates output to display coordinates inline and above the article

Class names

The class names geo, latitude and longitude are used to generate the microformat and MUST NOT be changed. af:Sjabloon:Coord be-x-old:Шаблён:Каардынаты ca:Template:Coord es:Plantilla:Coord eo:Ŝablono:Koord fr:Modèle:Coord fur:Model:Coord hsb:Předłoha:Koord ia:Patrono:Coord it:Template:Coord ja:Template:Coord no:Mal:Koordinater pl:Szablon:Koordynaty pt:Predefinição:Coord ro:Format:Coord ru:Template:Coord simple:Template:Coord sl:Predloga:Koord sv:Mall:Coord uk:Шаблон:Координати vo:Samafomot:Coord zh:Template:Coord