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This documentation subpage contains instructions, categories, or other information that is not part of the template. To view the Template page itself, see Template:Geobox.

Usage[edit source]

Blank templates[edit source]

See Template:Geobox/type for descriptions of each feature type: Protected area, Region, River, etc.

Blank templates for each feature type:

Examples[edit source]

See the following for examples of template usage:

Parameters[edit source]

A full list of the parameters available can be found at Template:Geobox/legend#Fields.

Purpose[edit source]

These geoboxes were created:

  • To provide a means for creating consistently-formatted tables and summarizing information
  • To improve navigation between articles within closely-related subjects
  • To maximize the ease of creating and upgrading infoboxes
  • To improve the ease of transferring information to other language Wikipedias by using standardized, database-like fields

Features[edit source]

  • no need to format the input data in any way; it is handled by the template
  • automated locator dot placement on maps, based on coordinates or X/Y values
  • automated unit conversion from metric to imperial or reverse
  • automated wikilinking
  • additional fields
  • background maps
  • foldable list on all multiple fields
  • international categories, (e.g., World Heritage Site), eliminating the need for a second infobox on the same page

Tracking categories[edit source]

Other guidelines[edit source]

This general, multi-purpose geobox template duplicates features contained in various other, more specific geography and place infobox templates (like {{Infobox settlement}} for settlements, and {{Infobox protected area}} for protected areas. In general, editors should not change from one to the other without good reason or broad consensus.

Exceptions where broad consensus has been achieved are:

The last major merge/deletion discussion of this template was held in January 2012, which resulted in no consensus.

See also[edit source]

  • Help:Infobox – from the Editor Handbook
  • History – version notes
  • Legend – instructions for each field
  • Samples – several completed examples to view for reference
  • Types – sample templates for buildings, nature protected areas, regions, and water, etc.