Template:CoordDM

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A version of the {{Coord}} template where just degrees and minutes and are specified.

Usage[edit]

To add 57°18′N 4°27′W / 57.300°N 4.450°W / 57.300; -4.450 to the top of an article, use {{CoordDM}}, thus:

{{CoordDM|57|18|N|4|27|W|display=title}}

No alternate set of parameter are available for this template. See {{CoordDec}} for angles specified as signed decimal degrees, and {{CoordDMS}} for when degrees, minutes and seconds are all 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 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: {{CoordDM|57|18|N|4|27|W| 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 Status
Latitude degrees 1

The degrees part of the latitude, a positive whole number.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number required
Latitude minutes 2

The minutes part of the latitude. Do not be overly precise, 1' is approximately 1.5km.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number required
Latitude direction 3

Direction part of latitude: N or S.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string required
Longitude degrees 4

The degrees part of the longitude, a positive whole number.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number required
Longitude minutes 5

The minutes part of the longitude. Do not be overly precise 1' is approximately 1.5km.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number required
Longitude direction 6

Direction part of longitude: E or W. Not used if decimal degrees are specified.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string 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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Name name

a label to place on maps (default is PAGENAME)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Notes notes

text displayed immediately following the coordinates

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Format format

How the coordinates are displayed, either 'dec' or 'dms'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Dim dim

approximate size of the object, used to scale the map to fit.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string 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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

See also[edit]

  • {{Coord}} the base template has more details on some of the parameters
  • {{CoordDec}} an alternative version where signed decimal degrees are specified
  • {{CoordDMS}} an alternative version where degrees, minutes and seconds are specified