Template:CoordDec

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A version of the {{coord}} template where the latitude and longitude are specified by signed decimal numbers. It has been designed to work well with the Visual Editor/TemplateData system.

Usage[edit]

Usage {{coordDec| ''decimal latitude'' | ''decimal longitude'' | display=inline,title}}

Example {{coordDec| -41.289 | 174.777 | display=inline}} gives 41°17′20″S 174°46′37″E / 41.289°S 174.777°E / -41.289; 174.777

No alternate set of parameter are available for this template. See {{coordDMS}} for angles specified in degrees minutes and seconds, and {{coordDM}} for when just degrees and minutes are specified.

These coordinates are in degrees and minutes.

  • Map datum must be WGS84 (except for off-earth bodies).
  • Avoid excessive precision (0.0001° is <11 m, 1″ is <31 m).
  • Latitude (N/S) must appear before longitude (E/W).

Optional parameters the are all named parameters in the form name=value

  • display
    |display=inline (the default) to display in the body of the article only,
    |display=title to display at the top of the article only, or
    |display=inline,title to display in both places.
  • name
    |name=X to label the place on maps (default is PAGENAME)
  • Notes
    |notes= text displayed immediately following the coordinates,
  • format How the coordinates are displayed
    |format=dec decimal format
    |format=dms degrees minutes and seconds format

Optional geodata coordinates parameters, the old geohack format with colon and underscore is not supported

  • dim: approximate size of the object, used to scale the map to fit.
  • scale: Scale of map display for this object, e.g. scale of 300 is 1:300. Gets converted into dim internally using formula dim = scale / 10. If both scale and dim are set, dim has precedence.
  • globe: earth by default, can be one of earth, mercury, venus, moon, mars, phobos, deimos, ganymede, callisto, io, europa, mimas, enceladus, tethys, dione, rhea, titan, hyperion, iapetus, phoebe, miranda, ariel, umbriel, titania, oberon, triton and pluto
  • name: name of this point, up to 255 bytes (UTF-8).
  • region: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (e.g. US or RU) or an ISO 3166-2 region code (e.g. US-FL or RU-MOS). This parameter is always capitalised internally.
  • type: type of object with these coordinates, can be one of the following: country, satellite, state, adm1st, adm2nd, adm3rd, city, isle, mountain, river, waterbody, event, forest, glacier, airport, railwaystation, edu, pass, camera, landmark.

Thus: {{CoordDec | -41.289 | 174.777 | dim=30 | region=US-WI | type=event | display=inline,title | name=accident site}}

Use |display=title (or |display=inline,title) once per article, for the subject of the article, where appropriate.

Per WP:ORDER, the template is placed in articles after any navigation templates, but before any Persondata or Defaultsort templates, or Categories.


Template Data[edit]

Encodes the latitude and longitude coordinates of a location specified in degrees and minutes, provides a link to map of the location.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Latitude 1 The latitude in decimal format with negative for south eg -79.38. Avoid excessive precision, 0.01° is approximately 1k m and 0.0001° is approximately 10 m number empty required
Longitude 2 The longitude in decimal format, negative for west eg -79.38. Avoid excessive precision, 0.01° is approximately 1k m and 0.0001° is approximately 10 m number empty required
Display display Where it is displayed. Can be one of: 'inline' in the body of the article (default), 'title' at the top of the article or 'inline,title' both string empty optional
Name name a label to place on maps (default is PAGENAME) string empty optional
Notes notes text displayed immediately following the coordinates string empty optional
Format format How the coordinates are displayed, either 'dec' or 'dms' string empty optional
Dim dim approximate size of the object, used to scale the map to fit. string empty optional
Scale scale Scale of map display for this object, e.g. scale of 300 is 1:300. Gets converted into ''dim'' internally using formula ''dim = scale / 10''. If both scale and dim are set, dim has precedence. string empty optional
Globe globe earth by default, can be one of earth, mercury, venus, moon, mars, phobos, deimos, ganymede, callisto, io, europa, mimas, enceladus, tethys, dione, rhea, titan, hyperion, iapetus, phoebe, miranda, ariel, umbriel, titania, oberon, triton and pluto string empty optional
Region region [[ISO 3166-1 alpha-2]] country code (e.g. ''US'' or ''RU'') or an [[ISO 3166-2]] region code (e.g. ''US-FL'' or ''RU-MOS''). This parameter is always capitalised internally. string empty optional
Type type type of object with these coordinates, can be one of the following: country, satellite, state, adm1st, adm2nd, adm3rd, city, isle, mountain, river, waterbody, event, forest, glacier, airport, railwaystation, edu, pass, camera, landmark. string empty optional

See also[edit]

  • {{coord}} the base template has more details on some of the parameters
  • {{coordDMS}} an alternative version where degrees, minutes and seconds are specified
  • {{coordDM}} an alternative version where just degrees and minutes are specified