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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.
WikiProject Microformats  
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

Dead Israel option[edit]

I removed the Mapa option from the Israel section as it hasn't worked for some time and I can't see how to fix it. It is not present in the corresponding template on the Hebrew wiki. If you can see how to fix it, just revert this edit and apply the changes. Zerotalk 06:05, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Arctic.IO Dead Link[edit]

As of today, Arctic.io does not appear to resolve links (I get a 404 on https://arctic.io/wikipedia/?lon=-71.09575&lat=82.394028) KevinCuddeback (talk) 20:35, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

$ w3m -dump https://arctic.io/

Future home of yet another side project. Coming soon. Or not.

Jidanni (talk) 16:09, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Removed. --тнояsтеn 17:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Fix icgc link[edit]

In the template, the ICGC link is currently formatted as:

| Catalonia | [http://www.icc.cat/vissir3/?lang={language}&mp_zoom=n:{zoom}&etrs89x={londegdec}&etrs89y={latdegdec} Map]

Where language becomes "en" for English, but it needs to be "eng" to work.

That is, the template produces the link http://www.icc.cat/vissir3/?lang=en&mp_zoom=n:5&etrs89x=2.256945&etrs89y=41.594903 that doesn't work, but http://www.icc.cat/vissir3/?lang=eng&mp_zoom=n:5&etrs89x=2.256945&etrs89y=41.594903 would work.--Pere prlpz (talk) 11:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Changed the URL. --тнояsтеn 17:40, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Resolved: тнояsтеn 17:40, 14 September 2020 (UTC)