Template:Location map/doc

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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.
  • 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
|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):

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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