Template talk:Gbmapping

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Not working[edit]

This template appears not to be working - leads to a page of random symbols. This applies to the examples in the documentation as well as to usage in articles such as Leeds Country Way. Does anyone know whether this is a temporary glitch, or whether the template is defunct? It is transcluded in a lot of articles - certainly 500+, didn't look beyond that. PamD (talk) 22:25, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

looks ok on Leeds Country way from here. Pit-yacker (talk) 19:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, for me too - but was definitely playing up last night! Thanks for looking at it. PamD (talk) 00:07, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


Noticed this morning: this template and a couple of related ones, link to a site refusing access. That surely is wrong or broken. The problem effects several pages I've tried, which leads me here. I have no solution. Northfield (talk) 09:29, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Odd inaccuracy[edit]

Following the link for {{gbmapping|SO40442450}}, grid reference SO40442450 takes me to http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Template_talk%3AGbmapping&params=51.915874531785_N_-2.8672768351309_E_region%3AGB_scale%3A25000 which includes SO4035524553 (all-numeric format: 340356 224553) on the British national grid reference system. Surely SO40442450 should map to SO4044024500, shouldn't it? --Cavrdg (talk) 18:13, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

I think I can see the problem. The shift from SO4044024500 to SO4035524553 is 85 m west and 53 m north. This is almost exactly size of the datum shift between OSGB 36 and WGS 84 in that part of the country. Basically, I think the geohack tool is failing to do a Helmert transform (or a better approximation) to shift between the two co-ordinate systems. This should probably be reported to the author/maintainer of the geohack tool. —ras52 (talk) 17:11, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Template goes to a redirect[edit]

Full URL on printed pages[edit]

If I select 'printable page' from the toolbox, or right-click and request 'print', using Firefox 3.6.2 or Chrome, the whole url gets included alongside any gbmapping grid refs, which really mangles any lists or infoboxes. It doesn't do it in ME8, and the 'download to pdf' doesn't do it either. Template:Coord doesn't have the same problem, and it would seem that <span class="plainlinks nourlexpansion"> in coord/link is the bit that deals with it.(However I notice it also removes the blue arrow symbol) For example:

Would it solve the problem for all the pages that use these templates if the span class could be added to the templates? RobinLeicester (talk) 20:49, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 3 June 2012 for Template:Gbmaprim[edit]

please append <noinclude>{{documentation}}</noinclude> after {{OS coord ...}}. this will add documentation and categories to the Template:Gbmaprim template. Frietjes (talk) 19:42, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Why not add <noinclude>{{documentation|Template:Gbmapping/doc}}</noinclude>? That would be consistent with the others in this group, for which a shared doc page has already been set up. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
The problem with this method is that separate categories and interwikis are not easy to set up. But perhaps that it not needed in this case. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:53, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm deactivating this request because there has been no response for 3 days and I'm not sure which method is needed here. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:14, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Please implement as per Redrose64. DH85868993 (talk) 07:52, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Done see here. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:54, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
Note: The technique found at Template:Merge/doc carries the interlanguage links for Template:Merge from and Template:Merge to in addition to those for Template:Merge. We could do the same here. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:51, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

403: User account expired[edit]

Tried using this template for Reculver today, it led to a Toolserver.org error notice "403: User account expired".[1] Anyone know what gives? Nortonius (talk) 10:10, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

@Nortonius: Have you informed RHaworth (talk · contribs)? --Redrose64 (talk) 10:59, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
  • I have the matter in hand. An error described as "cosmetic" was preventing me from renewing. I have requested re-instatement. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 11:10, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Ah great, thanks RHaworth; @Redrose64: good suggestion but no, I just thought if RHaworth were around they'd respond here. Cheers all. Nortonius (talk) 12:04, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Same here - first sentence, and on around 4,000 pages. Can someone fix it please? Llywelyn2000 (talk) 09:04, 16 September 2014 (UTC)