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WikiProject Geographical coordinates
WikiProject iconGeoTemplate is of interest to WikiProject Geographical coordinates, which encourages the use of geographical coordinates in Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.
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GeoTemplate is part of, or of interest to, WikiProject Microformats, which encourages the deployment of microformats in Wikipedia, and documents them in the article space. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: Which World Geodetic System is used?
A: Wikipedia uses the WGS84 datum ellipsoid for all coordinates, which is also used for GPS. This model can vary as much as ±100 m when compared to the geoid, which represents mean sea level.
Q: How can I report an error?
A: Report it on this page, with this link.
Q: Why do I see two markers on Google Maps?
A: Google Maps has introduced a reverse-geocoding feature, which gives priority to the closest object in their database, instead of the desired coordinates. The closest object is shown with a bright red marker with the map centered on it, and the requested coordinates are given a green marker that often blends into the background or is outside the displayed area. It might be called the "you must have meant this" feature. Our use of the Google Maps KML generator for Google Earth links is also affected. That's not something that can be fixed here.
Q: What is "UTM"? Does it use the WGS84 geoid?
A: UTM stands for Universal Transverse Mercator which is a map projection. Maps using UTM are usually based on WGS84 but, notably, the Ordnance Survey grids for Great Britain and Ireland are based on slightly different geoids: OSGB36.
Q: How can I get to Google maps quicker?
A: A user script is available, but easiest is to use WikiMiniAtlas. Click on the the blue globe to the left of the coordinate link will open a frame with a map of the surrounding location populated with Wikipedia articles.

Other common questions? edit

Edit id 768151237[edit]

In the edit [1] some indirect map service link were removed.. Let's make a list and filter that. C933103 (talk) 23:59, 31 August 2018 (UTC)














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Israeli government map site stopped working (please copy this somewhere else if this isn't the right place)[edit]

At some point in the past few months, the meaning of the "?c" argument at https://www.govmap.gov.il/ changed. It used to be latitude and longitude, but now it is coordinates in the Israeli Transverse Mercator grid. For example, the 1940s map for Ni'ilya used to be at https://www.govmap.gov.il/?c=34.571667,31.646111&z=6&b=4 but now it is at https://www.govmap.gov.il/?c=159168,617029&z=6&b=4. I don't know if that site has an option for location by latitude and longitude. Zerotalk 03:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

GeoHack misfires with Google Maps (Satellite View)[edit]

When instantiated as: https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=ARA_San_Juan_(S-42)&params=45_56_59_S_59_46_22_W_ Google Maps (satellite view) is missing the zoom controls!

Please fix, as this makes this map view unusable! (can't zoom out.)

Thanks! (talk) 04:33, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

If there is a problem with user interaction at Google Maps, this is entirely outside our control. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:07, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Kindly explain how your comment is constructive vis-à-vis actually taking a look to see what is going on. Don't forget Google is the option most folks use by far, so even if the bug is in Google's camp it still beehooves the maintainers of GeoHack to report the bug to Google to get it fixed. Wouldn't you agree? (talk) 18:21, 20 November 2018 (UTC)