Template:Location map/doc

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.
  • To place multiple markers/labels, refer below to: See also.
  • To map along converging longitudes, refer to: Template:Location_map_skew.

Contents

Usage

{{Location map
|location
|label      = label text
|label_size = map font size, per cent
|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
|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

List of templates Template:Location map location (without "Template:" prefix here):


Location map Location map/Info Location map/doc
Location map Angola Location map Azerbaijan
Location map Bolivia Location map Bosnia Location map Botswana
Location map Burundi Location map Canada Nova Scotia
Location map China Location map Croatia Location map Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location map Ecuador Location map Eritrea Location map Germany
Location map Gloucestershire Location map Greater London Location map Greece
Location map Guatemala Location map Guinea Location map Guyana
Location map India Location map Indonesia
Location map Iran Location map Isle of Man Location map Israel
Location map Israel north haifa Location map Kazakhstan Location map Kyrgyzstan
Location map Lebanon Location map Mali
Location map Morocco Location map Myanmar Location map Nepal
Location map Nigeria Location map Northern Ireland Location map Pakistan
Location map Peru Location map Poland Location map Republic of the Congo
Location map Russia Location map Rwanda Location map Scotland
Location map Senegal Location map Somerset Location map South Africa
Location map Sri Lanka Location map Sudan Location map Switzerland
Location map Tajikistan Location map Tanzania Location map Turkmenistan
Location map UAE Location map UAE en-map.png Location map USA
Location map USA Alaska Location map USA California Location map USA Hawaii
Location map Uganda Location map United Kingdom Location map United Kingdom Leicestershire
Location map Uzbekistan Location map Vietnam Location map Zambia
Location map end Location map many Location map marker
Location map start

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 label (degrees)

Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map
 |Croatia | label=Pag
 |mark=<!--dot-->Green pog.svg
 |lat_deg=44|lat_min=26
 |lon_deg=15|lon_min=3
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
}}
Pag (Croatia)
Pag
Pag
Pag (Croatia
)

Map with the default label (decimal)

Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |lat= <!--decimal form--> 44.44
 |long=15.05
 |position=right
 |width= <!--smaller--> 200
 |float=right
}}
Pag (Croatia)
Pag
Pag
Pag (Croatia
)

Marker/Label outside of Map

Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map | Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |lat=44.44
 |long=<!--outside map-->11.05
 |position=right
 |width=200
 |float=right
}}
Pag (Croatia)
Pag
Pag
Pag (Croatia
)

Map with a custom label and text background

Imotski
{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Imotski
 |lat=43.44
 |long=17.21
 |position=right
 |width=300
 |float=right
 |background=#FFFFDD
 |caption=Imotski on the map of Croatia
 }}
Imotsky (Croatia)
Imotsky
Imotsky
Imotski on the map of Croatia

Map with enlarged marker and label

Pag (Croatia)
{{Location map
 |Croatia
 |label=Pag
 |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
 }}
Pag (Croatia)
Pag
Pag
Pag Island on the map of Croatia

Map with no caption

Brčko (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
{{Location map
 |Bosnia
 |label=Brčko
 |position=left
 |width=150
 |lat=44.87
 |long=18.81
 |float=right
 |caption=
 }}
Brčko (Bosnia)
Brčko
Brčko

Western Hemisphere

Lockerbie (Scotland)
{{Location map
 |Scotland
 |label=Lockerbie  | marksize=9
 |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
}}
Lockerbie (Scotland)
Lockerbie
Lockerbie
Lockerbie in Scotland

Country that crosses 180° meridian

Uelen (Russia)
{{Location map
 |Russia
 |label=Uelen  | marksize=7
 |mark=Locator Dot.gif
 |lat_deg=66|lat_min=09
 |lon_deg=169|lon_min=48|lon_dir=W
 |position=left
 |width=500
 |float=left
 |background=yellow
}}
Uelen (Russia)
Uelen
Uelen
Uelen (Russia)

See also

  • Template:Location map many - placing multiple markers/labels.
  • Template:Location map+ - placing long list of markers/labels.
  • Template:Location map skew - mapping along converging longitudes (non-equirectangular).


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