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Quick guide
Quick how tovte
To add 57°18′22″N 4°27′32″W to the top of an article, use {{Coord}}, thus:
"title" means that the coordinates will be displayed next to the article's title at the top of the page (in desktop view only; title coordinates do not display in mobile view) and before any other text or images. It also records the coordinates as the primary location of the page's subject in Wikipedia's geosearch API.
To add 44.1124°N 87.9130°W to the top of an article, use either
(which does not require minutes or seconds but does require the user to specify north/ south and east/west) or
(in which the north and east are presumed by positive values while the south and west are negative ones) These coordinates are in decimal degrees.
  • Degrees, minutes and seconds, when used, must each be separated by a pipe ("|").
  • Map datum must be WGS84 (except for off-Earth bodies).
  • Avoid excessive precision (0.0001° is <11 m, 1″ is <31 m).
  • Maintain consistency of decimal places or minutes/seconds between latitude and longitude.
  • Latitude (N/S) must appear before longitude (E/W).
Optional coordinate parameters follow the longitude and are separated by an underscore ("_"):
Other optional parameters are separated by a pipe ("|"):
  • display
    |display=inline (the default) to display in the body of the article only,
    |display=title to display at the top of the article only (in desktop view only; title coordinates do not display in mobile view), or
    |display=inline,title to display in both places.
  • name
    name=X to label the place on maps (default is PAGENAME)
Thus: {{Coord|44.1172|-87.9135|dim:30_region:US-WI_type:event
|display=inline,title|name=accident site}}
Use |display=title (or |display=inline,title) once per article, for the subject of the article, where appropriate.
{{Coord}} provides a standard notation for encoding locations by their latitude and longitude coordinates. It is primarily for specifying the WGS84 geographic coordinates of locations on Earth, at the same time emitting a machine-readable Geo microformat. However, it can also encode locations on natural satellites, dwarf planets, and planets other than Earth.
See also: Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates.
Latitude and longitude may be specified (with appropriate precision) either in decimal notation or as degrees/minutes/seconds. By default, coordinates appear in the format used to specify them. However, the format= parameter can be used to force display in a particular format. The template also accepts and displays coordinates formatted as degrees and decimal minutes as found on charts and maritime references.
The template displays the formatted coordinates with a hyperlink to GeoHack. GeoHack displays information customized to the location, including links to external mapping services.
For terrestrial locations, a blue globe (
) appears to the left of the hyperlink. Clicking on the globe activates the WikiMiniAtlas (requires JavaScript).
By default, coordinates appear "in line" with the adjacent text. However, the display= parameter can be used to move the coordinates up near the page title (in desktop view only; title coordinates do not display in mobile view)—or display them in both places at once.
The template outputs coordinates in three formats:
  • Degree/minutes/seconds ("DMS", precision is degrees, or degrees/minutes, or degrees/minutes/seconds, based on input precision).
  • Decimal degrees (varying the number of decimal places based on input precision)
  • A machine readable Geo microformat.
Additional features
  • Logged-in users can customize how coordinates appear in their browsers.
  • You can get coordinates from Wikidata by transcluding this template without any numbered arguments.
  • You can extract information from the Coord template for use in mathematical expressions. For details, see Module:Coordinates.
  • All coordinates used in a page through this template are registered in the geosearch API. If a coordinate is using title display, then these coordinates will be marked as the primary coordinates with regards to the page and therefore the topic of that page.
The template must not be modified without prior discussion. External tools can depend on the format of both the wikitext and/or the generated html.
{{coord|​latitude​|​longitude​|​coordinate parameters|template parameters​}}​{{coord|​dd​|​N/S​|​dd​|​E/W​|​coordinate parameters|template parameters​}}​{{coord|​dd​|​mm​|​N/S​|​dd​|​mm​|​E/W​|​coordinate parameters|template parameters​}}​{{coord|​dd​|​mm​|​ss​|​N/S​|​dd​|​mm​|​ss​|​E/W​|​coordinate parameters|template parameters}}
The hemisphere identifiers (N/S) and (E/W), if used, must be adjacent to the enclosing pipe "|" characters, and cannot be preceded or succeeded by spaces.
There are two kinds of parameters, all optional:
Coordinate parameters are parameters that {{Coord}} passes to the map server. These have the format parameter:value and are separated from each other by the underscore character ( _ ). The supported coordinate parameters are dim:, globe:, region:, scale:, source:, and type:. See coordinate parameters for details and examples.
Template parameters are parameters used by the {{Coord}} template. These have format parameter=value and are separated from each other by the pipe character ( | ). The supported template parameters are display=, format=, name=, and notes=.
display= can be one of the following:
  • display=inline – Display the coordinate inline (default)
  • display=title – Display the coordinate at the top of the article, beside the article's title (replaces {{coor title dms}} family; coordinates are displayed in desktop view only; title coordinates do not display in mobile view)
    shortcut: display=t
  • display=inline,title – Display the coordinate both inline and beside the article's title (replaces {{coor at dms}} family)
    shortcut: display=it
  • display=title,inline has the same effect as display=inline,title
Note: the title attribute indicates that the coordinates apply to the entire article, and not just one of (perhaps many) places mentioned in it—so it should only be omitted in the latter case. Additionally the title option will mark the coordinates as the primary coordinates for the page (and topic of the page) in the geosearch API.
format= can be used to force dec or dms coordinate display.
  • format=dec reformats the coordinates to decimal degrees format.
  • format=dms reformats the coordinates to degrees | minutes | seconds format.
name= can be used to annotate inline coordinates for display in map services such as the WikiMiniAtlas. If omitted, the article's title (PAGENAME) is assumed.
Note: a name= parameter causes {{Coord}} to emit an hCard microformat using that name, even if used within an existing hCard. Do not use when the name is that of a person (e.g for a gravesite), as the generated hCard would be invalid. Also, do not use square brackets in names.
  • notes= specifies text to be displayed immediately following the coordinates. This is primarily intended for adding footnotes to coordinates displayed beside the title.
  • qid= specify Q item to display the coordinates of. Used primarily by Wikidata powered infoboxes.
Helper functions
Helper functions are available to manipulate the output from {{Coord}} when it appears in a container template such as an infobox.
To extract the latitude from a Coord template
{{#invoke:coordinates|coord2text|{{Coord|57|18|22|N|4|27|32|E}}|lat}} → 57.30611
and similarly to extract the longitude, use:
{{#invoke:coordinates|coord2text|{{Coord|57|18|22|N|4|27|32|E}}|long}} → 4.45889
Note: this method removes the microformat markup, and should not be used inside templates which emit parent microformats, such as infoboxes or table-row templates.
Displaying all coordinate links on one map
The template {{GeoGroup}} can be used in an article with coordinates. This template creates links to mapping services which display all the coordinates on a single map, and links to other services which allow the coordinates to be used or downloaded in a variety of formats.
{{coord|43.651234|-79.383333}}43.651234°N 79.383333°WToronto – Fully decimal – western hemisphere implied by negation
{{coord|43.65|-79.38}}43.65°N 79.38°WToronto – low precision decimal
{{coord|43.6500|-79.3800}}43.6500°N 79.3800°WToronto – medium precision decimal with trailing zeroes
{{coord|43.653500|N|79.384000|W}}43.653500°N 79.384000°WToronto – high precision decimal with explicit hemisphere notation
Toronto – degrees & minutes
Toronto – degrees, minutes & seconds
Toronto – degrees, minutes, seconds & fractions of seconds
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E}}55.752222°N 37.615556°EMoscow – N & E
Convert to dms format
Decimal conversion without N/S/E/W
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|format=dec|name=Moscow}}55.752222°N 37.615556°EConvert to decimal and label on some maps
Cape Town – S & E
People's Republic of China
Rio – S & W
22°S 43°W
A degree confluence.
{{coord|52|28|N|1|55|W|region:GB_type:city|notes=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.fallingrain.com/world/UK/0/Birmingham.html|title=Birmingham}}</ref>|display=inline,title}}52°28′N1°55′W[1]Birmingham – with display, notes, and parameter settings; note that these coordinates are also displayed at the top of this page.
Navigation buoy in the River Medway, England.
Lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale as defined by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
^ "Birmingham".
Coordinate parameters
The first unnamed parameter following the longitude is an optional string of coordinate parameters, separated by underscores. These parameters help GeoHack select suitable map resources, and they will become more important when Wikimaps becomes fully functional.
The type: parameter specifies the type of location for reverse mapping (for instance, to select a marker icon in the WikiMiniAtlas).
It also sets the map scale, which can however be overridden by dim: or scale:.
Valid types are:
TDescriptionMap scale
adm1stAdministrative unit of country, 1st level (province, state), see table, e.g. U.S. states1:1,000,000
adm2ndAdministrative unit of country, 2nd level, see table, e.g. county (United States)1:300,000
adm3rdAdministrative unit of country, 3rd level, see table1:100,000
airportairports and airbases1:30,000
city(pop)cities, towns, villages, hamlets, suburbs, subdivisions, neighborhoods, and other human settlements (including unincorporated and/or abandoned ones) with known population
Please replace pop with a number. Commas in pop will be ignored. There should be no blanks.
1:30,000 ... 1:300,000
citycities, towns, villages, hamlets, suburbs, subdivisions, neighborhoods, and other human settlements (including unincorporated and/or abandoned ones) with unspecified population
These are treated as minor cities.
country(e.g. "type:country")1:10,000,000
eduschools, colleges, and universities1:10,000
eventone-time or regular events and incidents that occurred at a specific location, including battles, earthquakes, festivals, and shipwrecks1:50,000
forestforests and woodlands1:50,000
glacierglaciers and icecaps1:50,000
isleislands and isles1:100,000
landmarkbuildings (including churches, factories, museums, theatres, and power plants but excluding schools and railway stations), caves, cemeteries, cultural landmarks, geologic faults, headlands, intersections, mines, ranches, roads, structures (including antennas, bridges, castles, dams, lighthouses, monuments, and stadiums), tourist attractions, valleys, and other points of interest1:10,000
mountainpeaks, mountain ranges, hills, submerged reefs, and seamounts1:100,000
passmountain passes1:10,000
railwaystationstations, stops, and maintenance areas of railways and trains, including railroad, metro, rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, etc.1:10,000
riverrivers, canals, creeks, brooks, and streams, including intermittent ones1:100,000
satellitegeo-stationary satellites1:10,000,000
waterbodybays, fjords, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, lochs, loughs, meres, lagoons, estuaries, inland seas, and waterfalls1:100,000
cameraTo indicate the location of where a specific image was taken. This type is used by coordinate templates on File pages.1:10,000
Default scale: if no type is used or the type is not defined in the GeoHack extension1:300,000
The scale: parameter specifies the desired map scale as 1:N, overriding the scale implied by any type: parameter.
GeoHack uses scale: to select a map scale for a 72 dpi computer monitor. If no dim:, type:, or scale: parameters are provided, GeoHack uses its default scale of 1:300,000.
Big Ben1:500{{coord|51.500611|N|0.124611|W|scale:500}}51.500611°N 0.124611°W
Palace of Westminster1:5,000{{coord|51.5006|N|0.1246|W|scale:5000}}51.5006°N 0.1246°W
City of Westminster1:50,000{{coord|51.501|N|0.125|W|scale:50000}}51.501°N 0.125°W
Greater London1:500,000{{coord|51.50|N|0.12|W|scale:500000}}51.50°N 0.12°W
The dim: parameter defines the diameter of a viewing circle centered on the coordinate. While the default unit of measurement is metres, the km suffix may be appended to indicate kilometres.
GeoHack uses dim: to select a map scale such that the viewing circle appears roughly 10 centimetres (4 in) in diameter on a 72 dpi computer monitor. If no dim:, type:, or scale: parameters are provided, GeoHack uses its default viewing circle of 30 kilometres (19 mi).
SubjectView diameterMarkupResult
Western Hemisphere10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi){{coord|0|N|90|W|dim:10000km}}
0°N 90°W
Ohio400 kilometres (250 mi){{coord|40.5|-82.5|dim:400km}}40.5°N 82.5°W
Dresden20,000 metres (12 mi){{coord|51.03|13.73|dim:20000}}51.03°N 13.73°E
Statue of Liberty100 metres (330 ft){{coord|40.6892|-74.0445|dim:100}}40.6892°N 74.0445°W
The region: parameter specifies the political region for terrestrial coordinates. It is used to select appropriate map resources. If no region: parameter is provided, GeoHack attempts to determine the region from the coordinates.
The region should be supplied as either a two character ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code or an ISO 3166-2 region code.
Examples of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes:
  • AQ Antarctica
  • AU Australia
  • BR Brazil
  • DE Germany
  • GB United Kingdom
  • HK Hong Kong
  • IN India
  • LK Sri Lanka
  • RU Russia
  • US United States
Examples of ISO 3166-2 region codes:
  • DE-TH Thuringia, Germany
  • GB-BIR Birmingham, England
  • NO-03 Oslo, Norway
  • US-NY New York state, US
The oceans have the following Wiki assigned code elements per de:Vorlage:Coordinate#Ozeane​.
  • XN Arctic Ocean
  • XA Atlantic Ocean
  • XI Indian Ocean
  • XP Pacific Ocean
  • XS Southern Ocean
In addition, two Wiki assigned code elements can be used with {{coord}}:
  • XZ for objects in or above international waters (similar to UN/LOCODE).
  • ZZ for use in examples.
Focus regionRegionMarkupResult
SwitzerlandCH {{coord|46.9524|N|7.4396|E|region:CH}} 46.9524°N 7.4396°E
Berlin, GermanyDE-BE {{coord|52.5164|N|13.3775|E|region:DE-BE}} 52.5164°N 13.3775°E
The globe: parameter specifies the planet, dwarf planet, asteroid, or natural satellite upon which the coordinates reside. Apart from earth (the default), recognized values are: mercury, venus, moon, mars, phobos, deimos, ceres, vesta, jupiter, ganymede, callisto, io, europa, mimas, enceladus, tethys, dione, rhea, titan, hyperion, iapetus, phoebe, miranda, ariel, umbriel, titania, oberon, triton, pluto, and charon.
Kittu Craterganymede{{coord|0.4|N|334.6|W|globe:ganymede}}0.4°N 334.6°W
Viking 2 landermars{{coord|48.269|N|225.990|W|globe:mars}}48.269°N 225.990°W
Mozart Cratermercury{{coord|7.8|N|190.5|W|globe:mercury}}7.8°N 190.5°W
Apollo 11 landermoon{{coord|0|40|26.69|N|23|28|22.69|E|globe:moon}}
Ksa Cratertitan{{coord|14.0|N|65.4|W|globe:titan}}14.0°N 65.4°W
Venera 13 landervenus{{coord|7.5|S|303|E|globe:venus}}7.5°S 303°E
Stickney Craterphobos{{coord|1|N|49|W|globe:phobos}}
1°N 49°W
Very rough mapping is provided on geohack for almost all supported globes. The pop-out WikiMiniAtlas system provides limited mapping for Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Io, and Titan, as of February 2021.
The maps roughly implies a coordinate reference system, but does not clearly specify one (unlike Earth's WGS84). Since the template defaults to east longitude, the |W| direction must be specified for globes that measure longitude westward. For celestial coordinates, use {{Sky}} instead.
Specifies, where present, the data source and data source format/datum, and optionally, the original data, presented in parentheses. This is initially primarily intended for use by geotagging robots, so that data is not blindly repeatedly copied from format to format and Wikipedia to Wikipedia, with progressive loss of precision and attributability.
  • A lat/long geotag derived from an Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference NM 435 355 found in the English-language Wikipedia would be tagged as "source:enwiki-osgb36(NM435355)"
  • A latitude-longitude location sourced from data taken from the German-language Wikipedia would be tagged as "source:dewiki" – and so on, for other language codes;
  • A location sourced from the public domain GeoNet Names Server database would be tagged as "source:GNS". No datum or format information is needed, since by default all Wikipedia coordinates are in latitude/longitude format based on the WGS84 datum. Similarly, US locations sourced from the similar public domain GNIS database would be tagged as "source:GNIS".
Per-user display customization
To always display coordinates as DMS values, add this to your common.css:
.geo-default { display: inline }.geo-nondefault { display: inline }.geo-dec { display: none }.geo-dms { display: inline }
To always display coordinates as decimal values, add this to your common.css:
.geo-default { display: inline }.geo-nondefault { display: inline }.geo-dec { display: inline }.geo-dms { display: none }
To display coordinates in both formats, add this to your common.css:
.geo-default { display: inline }.geo-nondefault { display: inline }.geo-dec { display: inline }.geo-dms { display: inline }.geo-multi-punct { display: inline }
If CSS is disabled, or you have an old copy of MediaWiki:Common.css cached, you will see both formats. (You can either clear your cache or manually refresh this URL: [1].)
To disable display of the blue globe adjacent to coordinates, add this to your common.js:
var wma_settings = {enabled:false}
Note that this will disable WikiMiniAtlas.
See also: Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers § Geographical coordinates.
Incorrect uses and maintenance categories
The template has some input checks built in. Most errors display a bold, red message inline and categorize the article in the hiddenmaintenance category Pages with malformed coordinate tags. There are currently 35 pages in that category. See the category description for further instructions.
A more thorough daily report of coordinates needing repair is at tools:~dispenser/view/File viewer#log:coord-enwiki.log​.
See also: WT:GEO#To do
This template is completely powered by the Lua module
Class names
The class names geo, latitude and longitude are used to generate the microformat and MUST NOT be changed.
This template used to use a lot of sub templates but these have all been replaced by
Template Data
This template uses overloading[clarification needed] which does not work well with the VisualEditor/TemplateData​. Consider using "Edit source" instead of the visual editor until this defect is corrected. To facilitate visual editing in the meantime, consider using {{coordDec}} for signed decimal degrees, {{coordDMS}} when degrees minutes and seconds are specified, and {{coordDM}} when just degrees and minutes are given.
This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template based on this TemplateData.
TemplateData for Coord
Encodes the latitude and longitude coordinates of a location, provides a link to map of the location. This template does not work well with the Visual Editor, consider using {{coordDec}} for signed decimal degrees, {{coordDMS}} when degrees minutes and seconds are specified {{coordDM}} when only degrees and minutes are specified. To use this template you will need to use positional parameter following one of these schemes: {{coord | D | M | S | NS | D | M | S | EW | geo | opts}}, {{coord | D | M | NS | D | M | EW | geo | opts}}, {{coord | D| NS | D| EW | geo | opts}} {{coord | sD | sD | geo | opts}} where D is degrees, M is minutes, S seconds, sD signed decimal degrees, NS is N or S, EW is E or W, opts are named parameter and geo are the coordinate parameters described on the main doc page.
Template parameters
11Either degrees latitude or a signed decimal degrees latitudeNumbersuggested
22Either: minutes latitude, signed decimal degrees longitude or 'N' or 'S'.Stringsuggested
33Either: second latitude, degrees longitude, 'N' or 'S' or GeoHack parametersStringoptional
44Either: degrees longitude, 'N', 'S', 'E' or 'W' or GeoHack parametersStringoptional
55Either: degrees longitude, minutes longitude or GeoHack parametersStringoptional
66Either: minutes longitude, 'E' or 'W' or GeoHack parametersStringoptional
77Either second longitude, or GeoHack parametersStringoptional
88'E' or 'W'.Stringoptional
99GeoHack parameters. Example: dim:30_region:US-WI_type:eventStringoptional
Wikidata itemqid
Retrieve coordinates from a WikiData entry instead of from this template's parameters
Where it is displayed. Can be one of: 'inline' in the body of the article, 'title' at the top of the article or 'inline,title' both
Suggested values
Namenamea label to place on maps (default is PAGENAME)Stringoptional
Notesnotestext displayed immediately following the coordinatesStringoptional
How the coordinates are displayed, either 'dec' or 'dms'
Suggested values
dec dms
GeosearchnosaveSet to 'true' if you want to avoid this coordinate to be registered in the geosearch API.Stringoptional
See also
Special:PrefixIndex/Template:GeoTemplate​, for the geohack page templates used on Earth and other bodies
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Coord/doc. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (edit) pages.
Add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
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