Template:PoI

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Usage[edit]

This template creates a points of interest table row, with links to mapping resources using the latitude/longitude WGS84 coordinates system (in Great Britain, use {{PoIgb}} to also include OS Grid Refs). Please supply an accurate (but not over-precise) latitude and longitude as the 2nd and 3rd parameters.

Use {{PoI start}} as the table header row and {{PoI end}} for the footer.

The template uses {{coord}}; see that page for parameters.

Use {{PoIx}} if coordinates are missing, or leave the coordinates blank.

Copyable code[edit]

Delete or overwrite parameters as appropriate

{{PoI start}}
{{PoI|nnnname|latitude|longitude|ISO|note}} 
{{PoIx|nnnname|note}}
{{PoI end}}

Parameters[edit]

  1. Name
  2. Latitude - use decimal value, negative for South
  3. Longitude - use decimal value, negative for West
  4. ISO country code (for coordinates' map link; e.g. "DE" or "GB-BIR")
  5. Note- optional
  6. Display preference - optional, for coordinates; "display=inline" or "display=inline,title"; defaults to inline, which includes the coordinates in the table. Specify "display=inline,title" on only one of the rows if you want to also indicate coordinates for the whole article. Following problems displaying the coordinates in the title position when the table is collapsed, this parameter is being withdrawn. Existing articles using it will be changed manually to add the favoured coordinate using {{coord}} outside the table. 16 May 2012.

Example[edit]

{{PoI start}}
{{PoI|The first feature|52.4885|-2.0215|GB|A note about feature 1.}}
{{PoIx|Another feature|Details awaited}}
{{PoI|Yet another feature||||Details also awaited}}
{{PoI|Second feature|52.4962|-2.0090|GB|A note about the main feature}} 
{{PoI end}}

Gives:


Point Coordinates
(links to map & photo sources)
Notes
The first feature 52°29′19″N 2°01′17″W / 52.4885°N 2.0215°W / 52.4885; -2.0215 (The first feature) A note about feature 1.
Another feature Details awaited
Yet another feature Details also awaited
Second feature 52°29′46″N 2°00′32″W / 52.4962°N 2.0090°W / 52.4962; -2.0090 (Second feature) A note about the main feature


Microformat[edit]

The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates[edit]

If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes[edit]

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Precision[edit]

When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.

Display options[edit]

Pages which use multiple instances of this template, can also use {{kml}} in their External links section, to offer a variety of ways of viewing or downloading the coordinates.