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This template generates a location map as a composite image, consisting of a map and a location mark. Optionally, a label and caption can be added.

Usage

Map image files are not accessed directly, but by using an auxiliary map definition. For example, if the first unnamed parameter supplied to this template is Japan, then this template uses the entry for Japan in Module:Location map/data/Japan if it exists, otherwise it uses {{Location map Japan}}, one of which contains the data needed to generate the composite image.

Please note

  • Assigning any value to the parameter |caption= causes the map to be displayed as a thumbnail image. If this parameter is not declared, the template will generate a default caption.
  • The coordinates are not checked. If the coordinates specified fall outside the area covered by the map image, the location mark will not display inside the image; however, it may be displayed somewhere else on the page.
  • Do not use Template:Kbd when setting the map image size. Using |width=200px will usually cause a very large map to be displayed. Use |width=200.
  • To create a map with more than one location mark, use either {{Location map+}} or {{Location map many}}.

Blank templates

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/USA" does not exist.

Decimal degrees Degrees, minutes, seconds With {{Coord}}
(usually for infoboxes)
Wikidata
{{Location map|{{{1}}}
|width      = 
|float      = 
|border     = 
|caption    = 
|alt        = 
|relief     = 
|AlternativeMap= 
|overlay_image = 
|label      = 
|label_size = 
|position   = 
|background = 
|mark       = 
|marksize   = 
|link       = 
|lat_deg    = 
|lon_deg    = 
}}
{{Location map|{{{1}}}
|width      = 
|float      = 
|border     = 
|caption    = 
|alt        = 
|relief     = 
|AlternativeMap= 
|overlay_image = 
|label      = 
|label_size = 
|position   = 
|background = 
|mark       = 
|marksize   = 
|link       = 
|lat_deg    = 
|lat_min    = 
|lat_sec    = 
|lat_dir    = 
|lon_deg    = 
|lon_min    = 
|lon_sec    = 
|lon_dir    = 
}}
{{Location map|{{{1}}}
|width      = 
|float      = 
|border     = 
|caption    = 
|alt        = 
|relief     = 
|AlternativeMap= 
|overlay_image = 
|label      = 
|label_size = 
|position   = 
|background = 
|mark       = 
|marksize   = 
|coordinates= 
}}
{{Location map|{{{1}}}
|width      = 
|float      = 
|border     = 
|caption    = 
|alt        = 
|relief     = 
|AlternativeMap= 
|overlay_image = 
|label      = 
|label_size = 
|position   = 
|background = 
|mark       = 
|marksize   = 
}}

Parameters

Map display parameters
parameter description
{{{1}}} Required – use the name of the map as the first unnamed parameter; for example, specifying England will use the values for England in Module:Location map/data/England if it exists, or {{Location map England}} if it does not. See the examples below. Multiple maps can be shown by providing a list of map names separated by Template:Kbd. For multiple maps, the first is shown by default. A reader can select the others with radio buttons.
width Determines the width of the map in pixels, overriding any default values; do not include Template:Kbd. For example, use |width=300, not |width=300px.
default_width Determines the default width of the map in pixels, intended for use by templates, e.g. place infoboxes; the default value is 240. Do not include Template:Kbd. This value will be multiplied by the defaultscale parameter specified in individual map templates, if it exists, in order to achieve an appropriate size for vertical maps. For example, if |default_width=200 is given, a map of Thailand will be displayed with a width of 200×0.57=114 pixels (as specified in Module:Location map/data/Thailand).
max_width The maximum size of the map in pixels. Intended for use by templates, e.g. place infoboxes. Do not include Template:Kbd.
float Specifies the position of the map on the page; valid values are left, right, center and none. The default is right.
border Specifies the colour of the 1px map border; the default is lightgrey (see web colors). If set to none, no border will be generated. This parameter is seldom used.
caption The text of a caption to be displayed below the map; specifying a caption will cause the map to be displayed with a frame. If |caption= is defined but not assigned a value, the map will not be framed and no caption will be displayed. If |caption= is not defined, the map will not be framed and a default caption will be generated. The default caption is created from the |label= parameter (or the current page name if |label= not defined) and the |name= parameter from the map definition template. Multiple captions can be shown when separated by Template:Kbd (that's two).
alt Alt text for map; used by screen readers.
relief Any non-blank value (1, yes, etc.) will cause the template to display the map specified in the map definition template as image1, which is usually a relief map; see the example at Location map+/relief.
AlternativeMap Allows the use of an alternative map; the image must have the same edge coordinates as the location map template. See the example at Location map+/AlternativeMap.
overlay_image Allows an overlay to be superimposed on the map; this parameter is seldom used. See the example at Location map+/overlay.
Label and mark parameters
(If no coordinates are specified, the template will try to get them from the page's Wikidata item.)
parameter description
label The text of the label to display next to the identifying mark; a wikilink can be used. You can enclose the label inside of {{nowrap}} if you want to make sure that it stays on a single line. The default (if not specified) is no label, just the marker.
label_size The font size to use for the label, given as a percentage of the normal font size (<100=smaller, >100=larger); the default size is 90. Do not include Template:Kbd. For example, use |label_size=80, not |label_size=80%. If set to 0, the label is only displayed when the user hovers over the mark.
label_width The width to use for the label, given as an em size; the default width is 6. Do not include Template:Kbd. For example, use |label_width=7, not |label_width=7em.
position The position of the label relative to the identifying mark; valid values are left, right, top,bottom and none. This defaults to either left or right, depending on the coordinates of the marker and its position relative to the right border of the map image. When |position=none, any defined label will not be displayed with the mark, but it will be used to create the default caption.
background The background colour to use for the label; see Web colors. The default is no background colour, which shows the map image behind the label.
mark The name of an image file to display as the identifying mark; the default is Red pog.svg (Red pog.svg). See examples at Commons:Location markers and Commons:Category:Map icons.
marksize The size of the identifying mark in pixels; the default is 8. Do not include Template:Kbd. For example, use |marksize=10, not |marksize=10px.
link Specifies a wikilink which can be followed if the reader clicks on the identifying mark; do not include Template:Kbd (double square brackets). For example, use |link=Yellowstone National Park, not |link=[​[Yellowstone National Park]].
coordinates The coordinates in {{Coord}} format.
Whilst not recommended, if you want to waste time, you can also enter them in decimal degrees (e.g. 48.067°N 12.863°E); you shouldn't need to, though.
lat_deg The degrees of latitude; this value can be specified using decimal degrees, and when this format is used, minutes and seconds should not be specified.
lat_min The minutes of latitude.
lat_sec The seconds of latitude; not usually necessary.
lat_dir N for north (default value), or S for south of the Equator; other values will be disregarded. Not required if using signed decimal degrees, i.e. negative numbers for southern latitude.
lon_deg The degrees of longitude; this value can be specified using decimal degrees, and when this format is used, minutes and seconds should not be specified.
lon_min The minutes of longitude.
lon_sec The seconds of longitude; not usually necessary.
lon_dir E for east (default value), or W for west of the Prime Meridian; other values will be disregarded. Not required if using signed decimal degrees, i.e. negative numbers for western longitude.

Available maps

Location map templates as of 5 Nov 2014. To find the best location map template covering a given place, open the SVG file in a web browser and use arrow keys and zoom function. Hovering over a region shows its name and highlights it. Clicking it loads its page.

There are over 1,000 maps available. To find other maps:

Creating new map definitions

See Creating a new map definition.

Examples

Default width and float, no label, default caption (decimal coordinates)

Note: when a label is not specified, the default caption is "Page name (Map name)", so if this example was viewed on a page named Pag, the default caption would be "Pag (Croatia)". Likewise, on a page named Pag (town), the default caption would be "Pag (town) (Croatia)". Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" does not exist.

{{Location map|Croatia
|alt     = Pag is on an island.
|lat_deg = 44.44
|lon_deg = 15.05
}}

Map with the default caption (degrees/minutes)

Note: when a label is specified, the default caption is "Label text (Map name)", seen as "Pag (Croatia)" in this example. Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" does not exist.

{{Location map|Croatia
|width = 200
|float = right
|alt = Pag is on an island.
|label = Pag
|position = right
|mark = Green pog.svg <!--green dot-->
|lat_deg = 44 |lat_min = 26 <!-- default: lat_dir = N -->
|lon_deg = 15 |lon_min = 3  <!-- default: lon_dir = E -->
}}

When |position=none, the label text is not displayed next to the mark, but is still used in the default caption and default alt text. Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" does not exist.

{{Location map|Croatia
|width = 200
|float = right
|label = Pag
|position = none
|mark = Green pog.svg <!--green dot-->
|lat_deg = 44 |lat_min = 26 <!-- default: lat_dir = N -->
|lon_deg = 15 |lon_min = 3  <!-- default: lon_dir = E -->
}}

Mark outside of map border, no caption

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Croatia" does not exist.

{{Location map|Croatia
|width    = 200
|float    = right
|caption  =
|alt      = Rimini in Italy (outside the map)
|lat_deg  = 44.05
|lon_deg  = 12.57 <!--outside maps left border at 13.1-->
|outside  = 1 <!--we're aware the point is outside the map, so suppress the warning category-->
|label    = Rimini
|position = right
}}

Caption, label_size, background, mark, marksize

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Italy" does not exist.

{{Location map|Italy
|width      = 200
|float      = right
|caption    = Location of Rimini in Italy
|alt        = Map of Italy with mark showing location of Rimini
|label      = Rimini
|label_size = 150 <!--150% of normal size-->
|position   = bottom
|background = orange
|mark       = Orange_pog.svg
|marksize   = 12 <!--size in pixels-->
|lat_deg    = 44.05
|lon_deg    = 12.57
}}

AlternativeMap parameter

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Italy" does not exist.

{{Location map|Italy
|AlternativeMap = Italy location map.svg
|width   = 200
|float   = right
|caption = Location of Rome in Italy
|alt     = Map of Italy with mark showing location of Rome
|label   = Rome
|lat_deg = 41.9
|lon_deg = 12.5
}}

Relief parameter

Also demonstrates automatic positioning of label to the left due to the far right position of the mark. Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Nepal" does not exist.

{{Location map|Nepal
|relief = yes
|caption = Location of Biratnagar Airport in Nepal
|alt = Biratnagar Airport is located in southeastern Nepal.
|label = Biratnagar
|mark = Airplane silhouette.svg
|marksize = 10
|lat_deg = 26 |lat_min = 28 |lat_sec = 53 |lat_dir = N
|lon_deg = 87 |lon_min = 15 |lon_sec = 50 |lon_dir = E
}}

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Nepal" does not exist.

{{Location map|Nepal
|relief = 
|caption = Location of Biratnagar Airport in Nepal
|alt = Biratnagar Airport is located in southeastern Nepal.
|label = Biratnagar
|mark = Airplane silhouette.svg
|marksize = 10
|lat_deg = 26 |lat_min = 28 |lat_sec = 53 |lat_dir = N
|lon_deg = 87 |lon_min = 15 |lon_sec = 50 |lon_dir = E
}}

User selection of multiple maps

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/UK Scotland" does not exist.

{{Location map|UK Scotland#UK
|relief = 1
|width = 180
|float = right
|caption = Lockerbie in Scotland, UK
|alt = Lockerbie is in southern Scotland.
|label = Lockerbie
|mark = Blue_pog.svg
|marksize = 9
|lat_deg = 55 |lat_min = 07 |lat_sec = 16 |lat_dir = N
|lon_deg = 03 |lon_min = 21 |lon_sec = 19 |lon_dir = W
}}

Map that crosses 180° meridian

See also: Category:Location map templates crossing the 180th meridian.

Module:Location map/data/Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug is an example of a map that crosses the 180th meridian. To the west of 180° in the Eastern Hemisphere is Pevek, at 170°17′E longitude. To the east of 180° in the Western Hemisphere is Uelen, at 169°48′W longitude.

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug" does not exist.

{{Location map
| Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
| float       = right
| width       = 250
| caption     = [[Chukotka Autonomous Okrug]]
| label       = Pevek
| position    = bottom
| background  = lightgreen
| mark        = Locator_Dot.png
| marksize    = 7
| coordinates = {{coord|69|42|N|170|17|E}}
}}

Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug" does not exist.

{{Location map
| Russia Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
| float       = right
| width       = 250
| caption     = [[Chukotka Autonomous Okrug]]
| label       = Uelen
| position    = bottom
| background  = lightgreen
| mark        = Locator_Dot.png
| marksize    = 7
| coordinates = {{coord|66|09|N|169|48|W}}
}}

Template data

See also

Location map templates

Other templates

Infoboxes incorporating Location map – any country or region Template:Location map/doc/See also infobox templates

Infoboxes incorporating Location map – specific countries or regions

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