Is there a Standard Suggested Way of deciding which point of an area shall be selected as the Geocode for the area?
Are there any free databases of Geocodes we can
Is it possible to add altitude. It usefull to know for acclimatization if your travelling to altitude.
Is there a project that is currently undertaking the creation of a coordinates template for individual locations (ie, restaurants, hotels, etc.)? With the rising popularity of certain mapping programs such as Google Earth, it would be nice to provide specific coordinates for travellers. - Cybjorg 06:28, 14 March 2006 (EST)
Please consider including the Geo microformat. All it needs is:
<div class="geo"> <!-- or span, or some other container, such as <P> --> <abbr class="latitude" title="37.408183">N 37° 24.491</abbr> <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.13855">W 122° 08.313</abbr> </div>
Displaying coordinates on page
converting into a right format
It would great to supply detailed recommendations on how to convert format like '31°29'52.52"N 9°45'49.79"W' into 31.5..; 9.7... -- both for degree-minute-second part, and for west-east/north-south: what is + and what is -. --DenisYurkin 07:07, 1 February 2008 (EST)
Discussion related to this article: Wikitravel talk:Accommodation listings#nearest attractions
When a page contains a GEO template, a link for a map shows up in the Toolbox pane on the left of the page. However, this option is so obscure that even seasoned veterans of the site may not notice it.
At the same time, adding the actual coordinates to the page would show up in printouts and other output, so people could plug them into their gps units. If I were taking a leisurely drive up to Chicago from St. Louis, I might want to stop at a few small towns with historic pasts, and would want to play with my gps and a map to decide what's acceptably close to my path and what isn't. I have been trying to play with the unused Coordinates template, but have yet to come up with a syntax that displays the coordinates properly. But it does display in a box on the main text.
Combining the box and display of the coordinates template and the map linkage of the geo template would combine the best of both worlds. Since there are about 1,000 pages using the geo template, and none using the coordinates template, perhaps the geo template could be updated to call the coordinates template and pass it the appropriate values, and also reference the map link?
We already have guidance that you should only use the Geo template for areas which are reasonably small, such as a city, since it only permits a single coordinate to be entered. There are databases which provide top/bottom/left/right coordinates for states, countries, and other large units to form a rectangle. If someone were to do large-scale work on these templates it would be good to include two more optional parameters to support future expansion.
I also notice that the Geo template seems to only work in the Main namespace? When I try to use it on Wikitravel:Graffiti wall, the map link won't show up. So kind of hard to test. Bill in STL 18:45, 6 August 2010 (EDT)
Does anyone know why the browser-window title bar for Wikitravel:Geocoding says "Geocoding travel guide"? Other Wikitravel-namespace pages just display the name of the page ("e.g., "Wikitravel:Don't tout"). LtPowers 10:36, 4 December 2011 (EST)