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Creates a location map as a composite image of an existing map in equirectangular projection with a marker and an optional label superimposed onto it. Note:

  • Using "caption=xxx" frames the map (empty "caption=" leaves map unframed);
  • The marker/label is not checked for valid latitude/longitude & could land anywhere on the article page, even beyond the bottom;
  • To suppress the marker, set marksize=1 pixel wide.
  • For map "width=250" omit "px" or will stretch across page.
  • To place multiple markers/labels, refer below to: See also.
  • To map along converging longitudes, refer to: Template:Location map skew.

Usage

{{Location map
 |''location''
 |label      = ''label text''
 |label_size = map font size, per cent
 |alt        = [[WP:ALT|Alt text]] for image (defaults to generic description)
 |position   = left ''or'' right ''or'' top ''or'' bottom ''or'' none – 
                position of the label relative to the mark, defaults to ''right''
 |background = ''color'', background color for the label, defaults to none 
 |lon_dir=W    longitude: W=west, E=east (default)
 |lat_dir=S    latitude: S=south, N=north (default)
 |lat_deg    = ''latitude'' degrees
 |lat_min    = ''latitude'' minutes
 |lat_sec    = ''latitude'' seconds
 |lon_deg    = ''longitude'' degrees
 |lon_min    = ''longitude'' minutes
 |lon_sec    = ''longitude'' seconds
 |lat        = ''latitude'' (decimal format; enter negative numbers for southern latitude)
 |long       = ''longitude'' (decimal format; enter negative numbers for western longitude)
 |mark       = ''marker image file name'', a red dot by default
 |marksize   = ''marker size'', default=8
 |border     = ''border color'' or ''none''
 |caption    = ''map caption''; for no caption enter "caption="; if the parameter is omitted then the caption will be "Marker text (location map name)"
 |float      = left ''or'' right ''or'' center ''or'' none
 |width      = ''map width'' (omit "px" or will stretch across page)
 |AlternativeMap = Alternative map file name (changes background map, border coordinates are determined based on the map name); this is only recommended for use in templates
}}

Parameter location refers to {Template:Location map location} containing the name and coordinates of a map.

Available maps

See Special:PrefixIndex/Template:Location map.

See also Category:Location map templates (currently very incomplete, but useful for some subcategories).

Creating new maps

  1. Find an appropriate blank map in equirectangular projection.
  2. Create a template named Template:Location map location (copy the content of any other map template into it and enter appropriate values).

Examples

Map with the default caption (degrees/minutes)

Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag
Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map
 |Croatia | label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |mark=<!--dot-->Green pog.svg
 |lat_deg=44|lat_min=26
 |lon_deg=15|lon_min=3
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
}}


Map with the default caption (coordinates decimal)

Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag
Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |lat= <!--decimal form--> 44.44
 |long=15.05
 |position=right
 |width= <!--smaller--> 200
 |float=right
}}


Marker/Label outside of Map

Rubicon is in Italy somewhere, off the west edge of the map of Croatia.
Rubicon is in Italy somewhere, off the west edge of the map of Croatia.
Rubicon
Rubicon (Croatia)


{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Rubicon
 |alt=Rubicon is in Italy somewhere, off the west edge of the map of Croatia.
 |lat=44.44
 |long=<!--outside map-->11.05
 |position=right
 |width=200
 |float=right
}}


Map with a custom caption and text background

Imotski is in far southern Croatia, next to Bosnia.
Imotski is in far southern Croatia, next to Bosnia.
Imotski
Imotski on the map of Croatia
{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Imotski
 |alt=Imotski is in far southern Croatia, next to Bosnia.
 |lat=43.44
 |long=17.21
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
 |background=#FFFFDD
 |caption=Imotski on the map of Croatia
 }}


Map with enlarged marker and label

Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
Pag
Pag Island on the map of Croatia
{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |alt=Pag is on an island off the Croatian coast, about a third of the way from the north to the south end of the coast.
 |label_size=200
 |lat=44.44
 |long=15.05
 |marksize=14
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
 |background=#FFFFDD
 |caption=Pag Island on the map of Croatia
 }}


Map with no caption

Brčko is in far northeast Bosnia, next to the Croatian border.
Brčko is in far northeast Bosnia, next to the Croatian border.
Brčko
{{Location map
 |Bosnia
 |label=Brčko
 |alt=Brčko is in far northeast Bosnia, next to the Croatian border.
 |position=left
 |width=150
 |lat=44.87
 |long=18.81
 |float=right
 |caption=
 }}


Alternative style of map

Lockerbie is in far southern Scotland, near the North Sea.
Lockerbie is in far southern Scotland, near the North Sea.
Lockerbie
Lockerbie in Scotland
{{Location map
 |Scotland
 |label=Lockerbie  | marksize=9
 |alt=Lockerbie is in far southern Scotland, near the North Sea.
 |mark=Blue_pog.svg
 |lat_dir=N | lat_deg=55 | lat_min=07
            | lat_sec=16
 |lon_dir=W | lon_deg=03 | lon_min=21
            | lon_sec=19
 |position=right
 |width=170
 |float=right
 |caption=Lockerbie in Scotland
}}


Country that crosses 180° meridian

Uelen is on the far easternmost tip of Russia.
Uelen is on the far easternmost tip of Russia.
Uelen
Uelen (Roushie)
{{Location map
 |Russia
 |label=Uelen  | marksize=7
 |alt=Uelen is on the far easternmost tip of Russia.
 |mark=Locator_Dot.png
 |lat_deg=66|lat_min=09
 |lon_deg=169|lon_min=48|lon_dir=W
 |position=left
 |width=500
 |float=left
 |background=yellow
}}


All Parameters

Parameter Default Description
{1}    
alt= empty alt text for map; see WP:ALT
AlternativeMap= Location map {1}|image [[image: {}]]
background=   background-color: {};
border= #CCCCCC border: {};
caption=    
float=   float: {}; clear: {};
label= {PAGENAME}  
lat= 0  
lat_deg= 0  
lat_dir=    
lat_min= 0  
lat_sec= 0  
long= 0  
lon_deg= 0  
lon_dir=    
lon_min= 0  
lon_sec= 0  
mark= Red pog.svg [[Image: {}]]
marksize= 8 [[Image: {}px]]
font-size: {}px;
position= right  
width= 240 image: {}px
width: ({}+2)px;

See also