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This template can be used to generate an infobox for a protected area. It is part of the Protected areas WikiProject.

Usage

These selected parameters can be used to form a completely functional infobox and the extra parameters listed below can also be added. This markup can be pasted into a new article. See below for working examples.

Basic usage
{{Infobox protected area
| name = 
| alt_name = 
| iucn_category = 
| photo = 
| photo_alt = 
| photo_caption = 
| photo_width = 
| map = 
| map_alt = 
| map_caption = 
| map_width = 
| relief =
| label =
| label_position =
| mark =
| marker_size =
| location = 
| nearest_city = 
| lat_d = 
| lat_m = 
| lat_s = 
| lat_NS = 
| long_d = 
| long_m = 
| long_s = 
| long_EW = 
| coords = 
| coords_ref = 
| region = 
| area = 
| designation =
| authorized =
| created =
| established = 
| designated =
| visitation_num = 
| visitation_year = 
| visitation_ref =
| governing_body = 
| administrator =
| operator =
| owner =
| world_heritage_site =
| website = 
| url = 
| child = 
| embedded = 
}}
Full code

Parameter descriptions

This table describes all parameters which can be used in building infoboxes. Only the name parameter must be assigned a value.

Field name Description
name Required. The official name of the protected area. It will be displayed at the top of the infobox. In most cases this should be the same as the article name less any disambiguation. For example if the article title is Mount Washington (New Hampshire) then name=Mount Washington.
alt_name If there is a common English name for the area use for the name parameter. This parameter can be used to display the name in the local language or for an alternate English name if it is commonly used. If you would like to italicize the text use wiki markup.
iucn_category Strongly recommended. The IUCN category associated with the protected area. Valid values are Ia, Ib, II, III, IV, V, or VI. See IUCN Categories.
photo The name of an image file to be displayed. No special formatting is needed.
photo_width Can be used to change the display width the image. The default and maximum value is 284px. Images with a horizontal orientation (landscape mode) will generally display well at the default setting. An image with vertical orientation (portrait mode) may need to be adjusted to 180px or 220px. For example photo_width=200 and not photo_width=200px.
photo_alt Alt text for the photo, for visually impaired readers. See WP:ALT.
photo_caption The caption which will appear below the image if one is required.
map The name of the map to be displayed. See Map display methods.
map_width Width to display the map image in pixels. The default and maximum is 284, but usually the map should be much smaller. For example: map_width=200 (not map_width=200px). If a location map template is used the map size might be scaled automatically if no width is specified.
map_alt Alternative text for the map inage, see WP:ALT.
map_caption Text to be displayed below the map image, if required.
relief When the geographical coordinates method is used (see Map display methods), any non-blank value (yes, 1, etc.) will cause the template to display a relief map image, where available. For additional information, see Template:Location map#Relief parameter.
label A text message that will be displayed next to the marker. Works with label_position below.
label_position Specifies the position of a label with respect to the marker. This is not functional when using the XY method for map display. It must be assigned a value or no label will not display. Valid values are left, right, top and bottom. See label above.
mark The image to use for the marker. The default is Red pog.svg, unless map=us locator blank.svg in which case the default is Green pog.svg. See Template:Infobox_map#Marks for more information.
marker_size The display width of the marker image in pixels. The default value is 8.
location The location of the protected area. Don't be too precise. County, state and country are good in the USA. If the area is within a city specify the city, state and country. If the area is in multiple counties just list the state and country. For areas in other countries adjust accordingly.
nearest_city
nearest_town
Recommended if the area is not within a city or town. It could be a city with a major airport or a large gateway town where supplies and lodging are available. Use the most appropriate parameter.
coords For the {{Coord}} template. Will not generate a marker on a map. See below. When this option is used the type, region, scale, source, format and display parameters are not functional but this data can be entered in the {{Coord}} template. The defaults should be type:landmark and display:inline,title.
lat_d The degrees of latitude. This value can be specified as a decimal degree and when this format is used minutes and seconds should not be specified.
lat_m The minutes of latitude.
lat_s The seconds of latitude.
lat_NS N if north of the equator, S if south of the equator. Other values will be disregarded.
long_d The degrees of longitude. This value can be specified as a decimal degree and when this format is used minutes and seconds should not be specified.
long_m The minutes of longitude.
long_s The seconds of longitude.
long_EW E if east of the prime meridian, W if west of the prime meridian. Other values will be disregarded.
coords_ref Can be used with either coordinate display method above. Strongly recommended. Specify a citation for the coordinates using <ref>...</ref> tags.
type Type is one way to specify the scale of maps generated by external map websites. See type for valid values. The default value is landmark. If no type is appropriate consider using the scale parameter below.
scale Determines the zoom factor for external map websites. See scale. The value is 1:10,000 for the default type which is landmark. Using scale=50000 will change the zoom to 1:50,000.
region A country code. See ISO 3166-2:US, ISO 3166-2 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-2. For example US-OR is the code for Oregon. This computer readable code is recommended. It will not be displayed. See region.
source Source of the coordinate data. See source. For example GNIS or NGS, etc. It will not be displayed. Not all possible values are recognized.
format Determines the format of the coordinates displayed. Valid values are dms for degrees, minutes and seconds, and dec for decimal degrees. The default value is dms.
display Determines where the coordinates will be displayed. Valid values are inline and inline,title and their variants. The default is inline,title and is recommended.
x
y
Specifies the position of the location marker on a map image. The coordinates of the marker in pixels based on a map with a width of 1000 pixels. The template will scale these values for proper display. See below.
x%
y%
Specifies the position of the location marker on a map image. x% specifies the percentage of the distance across the image from the left edge and y% specifies the percentage of the distance down from the top edge. See below.
area Area of the protected area. Usually in acres or square miles for US locations and hectares or square kilometres elsewhere. The {{Convert}} template should be used. Very small areas might be specified in square feet, square yards or square metres.
designation
authorized
created
established
designated
The date the protected area was created. See below. Use {{Start date}}. For example, for Yosemite National Park, use {{Start date|1890|10|1}}.
visitation_num The number of visitors in a recent year if known.
visitation_year The year during which the number of visitors was counted.
visitation_ref Used with the visitation parameters above. Highly recommended. Specify the a citation for the visitation data using <ref>...</ref> tags.
governing_body
administrator
operator
owner
The agency or organization which controls or owns the protected area. See below.
world_heritage_site The year the protected area was designated a World Heritage Site. Few areas have this designation. If the article uses {{Infobox World Heritage Site}} then this parameter should not be used.
website The full URL of the official website with no formatting. For example: http://www.example.org/.
url Displays a url with no label.
child Set to "yes" if this infobox is embedded inside another infobox.
embedded Another infobox to place within this infobox. It will show up at the bottom. It needs to have its "embed" or "child" parameter set to 1 or yes, as appropriate.

Alternate parameters

A few cells allow alternate parameter names which can be used to generate an appropriate label. Editors should probably not be overly concerned with using the correct label unless using the wrong label would be a blatant error.

Protected areas are often created as the result of a governmental procedure. For example, in the United States, national parks are established by an act of congress, National Monuments are usually created by presidential proclamation, and wilderness areas are designated by an act of congress. National Park Service Affiliated Areas are authorized.

authorized → Authorized
created → Created
designated → Designated
established → Established

Some areas are privately owned, and it might be inappropriate to use the label Governing body. For example, the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is affiliated with the National Park Service but is owned by the Ounalashka Corporation. Chimney Rock National Historic Site is operated by Nebraska State Historical Society.

governing_body → Governing body
administrator → Administrator
operator → Operator
owner → Owner

IUCN Categories

Depending on the value of the iucn_category parameter, one of the following banners will be displayed below the name. Valid values are Ia, Ib, II, III, IV, V and VI. For more information read the World Commission on Protected Areas article,

IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
IUCN category II (national park)
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)

Coordinate syntax

See Template:Infobox map/coordinate syntax.

Examples

With map only

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
A map showing the location of the park on the east coast of Australia
A map showing the location of the park on the east coast of Australia
Location New South Wales, Australia
Nearest city Sydney
Coordinates 33°39′3.6″S 151°12′3.6″E / 33.651000°S 151.201000°E / -33.651000; 151.201000
Area 154 km2 (59 sq mi)
Established October 1, 1967 (1967-10-01)
Visitors 2 million (in 2001)
Governing body National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
| iucn_category = II
| map = Australia
| relief = yes
| map_width = 200
| map_alt = A map showing the location of the park on the east coast of Australia
| location = [[New South Wales]], Australia
| nearest_city = [[Sydney]]
| lat_d = 33 | lat_m = 39 | lat_s = 3.6 | lat_NS = S
| long_d = 151 | long_m = 12 | long_s = 3.6 | long_EW = E
| region = AU
| area = {{convert|154|km2|abbr=on}}
| established = {{start date|1967|10|1}}
| visitation_num = 2 million
| visitation_year = 2001
| governing_body = [[National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)]]
}}

With photograph only

Yosemite National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Mountain valley with sheer cliff on its left side, and a waterfall cascading into its right, with a clear blue sky above and many green trees below
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
Location California, United States
Nearest city Mariposa
Coordinates 37°43′44″N 119°35′54″W / 37.72889°N 119.59833°W / 37.72889; -119.59833
Area 761,266 acres (308,073 ha)
Established October 1, 1890 (1890-10-01)
Visitors 3,280,911 (in 2004)
Governing body National Park Service
World Heritage Site 1984
http://www.nps.gov/yose/
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Yosemite National Park
| iucn_category = II
| photo = Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite NP - Diliff.jpg
| photo_alt = Mountain valley with sheer cliff on its left side, and a waterfall cascading into its right, with a clear blue sky above and many green trees below
| photo_caption = Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
| location = [[California]], United States
| nearest_city = [[Mariposa, California|Mariposa]]
| lat_d = 37 | lat_m = 43 | lat_s = 44 | lat_NS = N 
| long_d = 119 | long_m = 35 | long_s = 54 | long_EW = W
| region = US-CA
| scale = 300000
| area = {{convert|761266|acres|0}}
| established = {{start date|1890|10|1}}
| visitation_num = 3,280,911
| visitation_year = 2004
| governing_body = [[National Park Service]]
| world_heritage_site = 1984
| url = http://www.nps.gov/yose/
}}

With no photograph or map

Harz National Park
Nationalparkverwaltung Harz
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Coordinates 51°47′00″N 10°34′00″E / 51.78333°N 10.56667°E / 51.78333; 10.56667
Area 8,900 hectares (21,992 acres)
Established 1990, 1994, 2006
Governing body Nationalparkverwaltung Harz
{{Infobox protected area
| name            = Harz National Park
| alt_name        = ''Nationalparkverwaltung Harz''
| iucn_category   = II
| location        = [[Lower Saxony]] and [[Saxony-Anhalt]], Germany
| nearest_city    = 
| coords          = {{coord|51|47|00|N|10|34|00|E|region:DE_type:landmark}}
| area            = {{convert|8900|ha}}
| established     = 1990, 1994, 2006
| visitation_num  = 
| visitation_year = 
| governing_body  = Nationalparkverwaltung Harz
}}

With photograph and map

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
A green valley with a river and a road running somewhat parallel to the river
Panoramic view
Location the park in south central Alberta, Canada
Location the park in south central Alberta, Canada
Map of Alberta, Canada
Location Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Three Hills
Coordinates 51°56′10″N 112°57′41″W / 51.93611°N 112.96139°W / 51.93611; -112.96139
Area 34.5 km2 (13 sq mi)
Established December 15, 1970 (1970-12-15)
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
| photo = Dry Island Provincial Park2.jpg
| photo_alt = A green valley with a river and a road running somewhat parallel to the river
| photo_caption = Panoramic view
| photo_width = 260
| iucn_category = III
| map = Canada Alberta
| map_alt = Location the park in south central Alberta, Canada
| map_caption = Map of Alberta, Canada
| relief = yes 
| map_width = 200
| location = [[Alberta]], Canada
| nearest_city = [[Three Hills, Alberta|Three Hills]]
| lat_d = 51 | lat_m = 56 | lat_s = 10 | lat_NS = N
| long_d = 112 | long_m = 57 | long_s = 41 | long_EW = W
| coords_ref = 
| region = CA
| area = {{convert|34.5|km2|0|abbr=on}}
| established = {{start date|1970|12|15}}
| governing_body = [[Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation]]
}}

With embedded alternate map

Black Forest National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Black Forest National Park
Location of the Black Forest National Park in the northwestern Black Forest
Location Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Coordinates 48°33′40″N 8°13′17″E / 48.56111°N 8.22139°E / 48.56111; 8.22139
Infobox protected area is located in Germany
Infobox protected area
Black Forest National Park in the southwest of the map
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Black Forest National Park
| iucn_category = II
| map = Nationalpark-Schwarzwald-Lageplan.png
| map_alt = 
| map_caption = Location of the Black Forest National Park in the northwestern Black Forest
| map_width = 
| relief =
| location = [[Baden-Württemberg]], Germany
| lat_d = 48 | lat_m = 33 | lat_s = 40 | lat_NS = N
| long_d = 8 | long_m = 13 | long_s = 17 | long_EW = E
| region = DE-BW
| embedded = {{Location map | Germany
 | AlternativeMap = Karte Nationalparks Deutschland high.png
 | caption = Black Forest National Park in the southwest of the map
 | lat_deg = 48 | lat_min = 33 | lat_sec = 40 | lat_dir = N
 | lon_deg = 8 | lon_min = 13 | lon_sec = 17 | lon_dir = E
 | border = none
 | width = 300
 }}
}}

Map display methods

Any image of a map showing the location of the protected area can be used. There are three methods by which maps showing a marker can be generated.

Display a marker on a map using a template and geographic coordinates

A marker can be superimposed on a map using one of a set of special map templates. To display a marker the geographic coordinates must be specified using the parameters lat_d, long_d, etc. See the documentation for {{Location map}}. The parameters for this template map to a subset of the parameters used by {{Location map}}. A map template can be found using these sources:

List of templates - Many of the listed items are redirects and a few templates may not function as expected.
Category:Location map templates - templates sorted by category.
Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Location map/Info - a search that might help.
Special:Prefixindex/Template:Location map - another search that might help.

All of the names begin with the words "Location map" followed by the area covered. The value you need to specify is the area name. The map template for the Canada is Location map Canada. In this case specify map=Canada.

Four Corners, Canada
Map showing the location of Four Corners, Canada
Map showing the location of Four Corners, Canada
Example using geographic coordinates
Coordinates 60°00′00″N 102°00′00″W / 60.00000°N 102.00000°W / 60.00000; -102.00000
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Canada
| map_caption = Example using geographic coordinates
| lat_d = 60 | lat_m = 00 | lat_s = 00 | lat_NS = N
| long_d = 102 | long_m = 00 | long_s = 00 | long_EW = W
}}

Display a marker on any map image using the x and y parameters

The values for the x and y parameters are the pixel coordinates of the location mark when the image is scaled to a width of 1000 pixels.

x is the pixel offset for the mark from the left edge of an image 1000px wide.
y is the pixel offset for the mark from the top edge of an image 1000px wide.

There are at least two ways of obtaining these values:

  1. Download the image from the image's file page to your computer. Open the image in a graphics editor, such as GIMP or XnView. Scale (resize) the image to a width of 1000px and then note the x, y coordinates when the cursor points to the desired location. Use these values directly.
  2. Download the image from the image's file page to your computer. Open the image in any image viewer that displays the coordinates of the cursor position, such as Paint from Microsoft. Note the x, y coordinates when the cursor points to the location. Then:
1000 · x'/w = x  and  1000 · y'/w = y
where x' and y' are the cursor coordinates, w is the width of the image displayed on your computer and x and y are the values to assign to the x and y parameters.
Four Corners, Canada
Map showing the location of Four Corners, Canada
Four Corners, Canada
Example using the x and y parameters
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Canada location map.svg
| map_caption = Example using the x and y parameters
| x = 369
| y = 487
}}

Display a marker on any map image using the x% and y% parameters

x% specifies the percent of the distance across the image from the left edge.
y% specifies the percent of the distance down from the top edge.

In the following example the marker is 36.9% of the way across and 57.4% of the way down.

Four Corners, Canada
Map showing the location of Four Corners, Canada
Four Corners, Canada
Example using the x% and y% parameters
{{Infobox protected area
| name = Four Corners, Canada
| map = Relief map of Canada.png
| map_caption = Example using the x% and y% parameters
| x% = 36.9
| y% = 57.4
}}

TemplateData

No description.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
name Name

Name of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string required
alt_name Alternative Name

Common name for the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
iucn_category IUCN Category

IUCN Category associated with the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
photo Photo

Image for the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
wiki-page-name optional
photo_width Photo Width

Width of the image given by photo

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
photo_alt Photo Alternative Text

Alternative text to be displayed if image doesn't appear for any reason

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
photo_caption Photo Caption

Caption for the photo

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
map Map

Map for the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
wiki-page-name optional
map_alt Map Alternative Text

Alternative text to display if the map doesn't display for whatever reasons

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
map_caption Map Caption

Caption for the map

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
map_width Map Width

Width of the map

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
relief Relief

When the geographical coordinates method is used, any non-blank value will cause the template to display a relief map image

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
location Location

Location of the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
nearest_city Nearest City

Nearest city from the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
lat_d Latitude(Degrees)

Degrees of latitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
lat_m Latitude(Minutes)

Minutes of latitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
lat_s Latitude(Seconds)

Seconds of latitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
lat_NS Latitude(North/South)

N if protected area is north of equator, S if protected area is south of equator

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
long_d Longitude(Degrees)

Degrees of longitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
long_m Longitude(Minutes)

Minutes of longitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
long_s Longitude(Seconds)

Seconds of longitude of protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
long_EW Longitude(East/West)

E if protected area is East of the prime meridian, W if protected area is west of the prime meridian

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
coords Coordinates

When this option is used the type, region, scale, source, format and display parameters are not functional but this data can be entered in the {{Coord}} template.

Default
type:landmark display:inline,title
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
coords_ref Coordinates Reference

Can be used with either coordinate display method above

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
type Type

Type is one way to specify the scale of maps generated by external map websites

Default
landmark
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
scale Scale

Determines the zoom factor for external map websites.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
region Region

Country code in which the protected area is located

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
source Source

Source of the coordinate data of the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
format Format

dms for degrees, minutes and seconds, and dec for decimal degrees

Default
dms
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
area Area

Area Covered by protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
display Display

Determines where the coordinates will be displayed

Default
inline,title
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
established Established

The date on which the protected area was created

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
visitation_num Visitation Number

Number of visitors in a recent year

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
visitation_year Visitation Year

The year in which visitors were counted

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
visitation_ref Visitation Reference

Reference of visitation data in

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
governing_body Governing Body

The agency or organization which controls or owns the protected area

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
world_heritage_site World Heritage Site

The year the protected area was designated a World Heritage Site

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
url Url

The full URL of the official website with no formatting

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
child Child

Yes if infobox is embedded inside another infobox

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
embedded Embedded

Another infobox to place within this infobox

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

Microformat

The articles created using this template include an hCard microformat. For more information read this.