Template:Coord/doc

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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/doc&params=, then displays the coordinates.

The template outputs data in:

  • Degree/minutes/seconds ("DMS", precision is degrees, or degrees/minutes, or degrees/minutes/seconds, based on input)
  • Decimal (precision by number of decimal places, based on input)

{{coord}} will be used by tools which parse the raw Wikipedia database dumps, such as Wikipedia-World and Google Earth. The template must not be modified without reference to these projects.

Note! This template is currently not supported by any wikitext parsing project and coordinates entered using the template will not be used or visualized in the above mentioned projects.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates.

Superseded templatesEdit

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}}, and {{coor title dms}}. All parameters can be used as before - see Usage.

Examples:

{{coord|12|34|N|45|33|W|display=title}}Replaces {{coor title dm|12|34|N|45|67|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}}

DisplayEdit

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. (The cache for Common.css takes 31 days to expire, and the changes were made 2007-04-04. You can either clear your cache or manually refresh this URL: [1].)

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

UsageEdit

{{coord|latitude|longitude|parameters|display=display}}
{{coord|dd|N/S|dd|E/W|parameters|display=display}}
{{coord|dd|mm|N/S|dd|mm|E/W|parameters|display=display}}
{{coord|dd|mm|ss|N/S|dd|mm|ss|E/W|parameters|display=display}}
  • display, which is optional, can be one of the following:
    • inline (default): display the coordinate inline
    • title: display the coordinate by the article title, right-justified (replaces {{coor title dms}} family)
    • inline,title: display both inline 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. It will be used to add the article to services such as Google Earth layers.

ExamplesEdit

(These are live geo-microformats and should be detected on this page by parsers)

{{Coord|43.651234|-79.383333}}

43°39′04″N 79°22′00″W / 43.651234, -79.383333

Toronto - Fully decimal - N & W
{{Coord|43.65|-79.38}}

43°39′N 79°23′W / 43.65, -79.38

Toronto - less precise
{{Coord|43.6500|-79.3800}}

43°39′00″N 79°22′48″W / 43.6500, -79.3800

Toronto - medium precision with trailing zeroes
{{Coord|43.651234|N|79.383333|W}}

43°39′04″N 79°22′00″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, -79.383

Toronto - degrees & minutes
{{Coord|43|29|4|N|79|23|0|W}}

43°29′4″N 79°23′0″W / 43.48444, -79.383333

Toronto - degrees, minutes & seconds
{{Coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E}}

55°45′08″N 37°36′56″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, 37.615556
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|format=dec}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E / 55.752222, 37.615556
{{Coord|33|55|S|18|25|E}}

33°55′S 18°25′E / -33.917, 18.417

Capetown - S & E
{{Coord|22|54|30|S|43|14|37|W}}

22°54′30″S 43°14′37″W / -22.90833, -43.24361

Rio - S & W
{{Coord|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}} Birmingham - with display and parameter settings; note display also in title of this page.

Class namesEdit

The class names geo, latitude and longitude are used to generate the microformat and MUST NOT be changed.

External linksEdit