Geographic coordinate is a built-in type for attributes that denote geographic locations.
You enter latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees, or in degrees, minutes and seconds.
The acceptable symbols for minutes and seconds are:
- The prime ′ and double prime ″ symbols (or their character entity references ′ and ″, or their decimal character references ′ and ″
- apostrophe ' and double-quote " on most computer keyboards
- 1 acute accent symbol ´ and 2 acute accent symbols ´´ (or its character entity reference ´, or its decimal character reference ´).
You can optionally follow the latitude and longitude coordinates with the degree symbol ° (or its character entity reference ° or its decimal character reference °). You can use the points of the compass or negative values to indicate southern latitudes and western longitudes.
You can use a comma, semicolon, or forward slash to separate latitude and longitude. You can separate them with a space if you provide some other symbol to separate them.
As there are many symbols that look similar, it may be easier to copy and paste and then modify a working geographic coordinate value. Some examples:
[[Test geographic coordinate:: 32°42′54″ N, 117°9′45″ W]] [[Test geographic coordinate:: 32.715° N, 117.163° W]] [[Test geographic coordinate:: -32.715° -77.03201°]]
Attributes using Geographic coordinate can use service links to generate links to map services for coordinates; take a look at Property:Coordinates and the factbox of pages using it such as Category:Pune.