Template:Location map

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Creates a location map as a composite image of an existing map in equirectangular projection with a marker and an optional label superimposed onto it. Note:

  • Using "caption=xxx" frames the map (empty "caption=" leaves map unframed);
  • The marker/label is not checked for valid latitude/longitude & could land anywhere on the article page, even beyond the bottom;
  • To suppress the marker, set marksize=1 pixel wide.
  • For map "width=250" omit "px" or will stretch across page.
  • To place multiple markers/labels, refer below to: See also.
  • To map along converging longitudes, refer to: Template:Location map skew.

Usage

{{Location map
 |''location''
 |label      = ''label text''
 |label_size = map font size, per cent
 |alt        = [[WP:ALT|Alt text]] for image (defaults to generic description)
 |position   = left ''or'' right ''or'' top ''or'' bottom ''or'' none – 
                position of the label relative to the mark, defaults to ''right''
 |background = ''color'', background color for the label, defaults to none 
 |lon_dir=W    longitude: W=west, E=east (default)
 |lat_dir=S    latitude: S=south, N=north (default)
 |lat_deg    = ''latitude'' degrees
 |lat_min    = ''latitude'' minutes
 |lat_sec    = ''latitude'' seconds
 |lon_deg    = ''longitude'' degrees
 |lon_min    = ''longitude'' minutes
 |lon_sec    = ''longitude'' seconds
 |lat        = ''latitude'' (decimal format; enter negative numbers for southern latitude)
 |long       = ''longitude'' (decimal format; enter negative numbers for western longitude)
 |mark       = ''marker image file name'', a red dot by default
 |marksize   = ''marker size'', default=8
 |border     = ''border color'' or ''none''
 |caption    = ''map caption''; for no caption enter "caption="; if the parameter is omitted then the caption will be "Marker text (location map name)"
 |float      = left ''or'' right ''or'' center ''or'' none
 |width      = ''map width'' (omit "px" or will stretch across page)
 |AlternativeMap = Alternative map file name (changes background map, border coordinates are determined based on the map name); this is only recommended for use in templates
}}

Parameter location refers to {Template:Location map location} containing the name and coordinates of a map.

Available maps

See Special:PrefixIndex/Template:Location map.

See also Category:Location map templates (currently very incomplete, but useful for some subcategories).

Creating new maps

  1. Find an appropriate blank map in equirectangular projection.
  2. Create a template named Template:Location map location (copy the content of any other map template into it and enter appropriate values).

Examples

Map with the default caption (degrees/minutes)

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Croatia | label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |mark=<!--dot-->Green pog.svg
 |lat_deg=44|lat_min=26
 |lon_deg=15|lon_min=3
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
}}


Map with the default caption (coordinates decimal)

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |lat= <!--decimal form--> 44.44
 |long=15.05
 |position=right
 |width= <!--smaller--> 200
 |float=right
}}


Marker/Label outside of Map

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Rubicon
 |alt=Rubicon is in Italy somewhere, off the west edge of the map of Croatia.
 |lat=44.44
 |long=<!--outside map-->11.05
 |position=right
 |width=200
 |float=right
}}


Map with a custom caption and text background

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Imotski
 |alt=Imotski is in far southern Croatia, next to Bosnia.
 |lat=43.44
 |long=17.21
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
 |background=#FFFFDD
 |caption=Imotski on the map of Croatia
 }}


Map with enlarged marker and label

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |label_size=200
 |lat=44.44
 |long=15.05
 |marksize=14
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
 |background=#FFFFDD
 |caption=Pag Island on the map of Croatia
 }}


Map with no caption

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Bosnia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Bosnia
 |label=Brčko
 |alt=Brčko is in far northeast Bosnia, next to the Croatian border.
 |position=left
 |width=150
 |lat=44.87
 |long=18.81
 |float=right
 |caption=
 }}


Alternative style of map

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Scotland" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Scotland
 |label=Lockerbie  | marksize=9
 |alt=Lockerbie is in far southern Scotland, near the North Sea.
 |mark=Blue_pog.svg
 |lat_dir=N | lat_deg=55 | lat_min=07
            | lat_sec=16
 |lon_dir=W | lon_deg=03 | lon_min=21
            | lon_sec=19
 |position=right
 |width=170
 |float=right
 |caption=Lockerbie in Scotland
}}


Country that crosses 180° meridian

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Russia" dinnae exist.

{{Location map
 |Russia
 |label=Uelen  | marksize=7
 |alt=Uelen is on the far easternmost tip of Russia.
 |mark=Locator_Dot.png
 |lat_deg=66|lat_min=09
 |lon_deg=169|lon_min=48|lon_dir=W
 |position=left
 |width=500
 |float=left
 |background=yellow
}}


All Parameters

Parameter Default Description
{1}    
alt= empty alt text for map; see WP:ALT
AlternativeMap= Location map {1}|image [[image: {}]]
background=   background-color: {};
border= #CCCCCC border: {};
caption=    
float=   float: {}; clear: {};
label= {PAGENAME}  
lat= 0  
lat_deg= 0  
lat_dir=    
lat_min= 0  
lat_sec= 0  
long= 0  
lon_deg= 0  
lon_dir=    
lon_min= 0  
lon_sec= 0  
mark= Red pog.svg [[Image: {}]]
marksize= 8 [[Image: {}px]]
font-size: {}px;
position= right  
width= 240 image: {}px
width: ({}+2)px;

See also