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Error in (degrees/minutes) mapping[change source]

For some reason, there is an error when using degrees/minutes. The Infobox Settlement template is correct.

Location map Infobox Settlement
Dayton is located in Ohio
Dayton
Dayton
Dayton (Ohio)
City of Dayton

{{Location map|Ohio|label=Dayton |lat_deg=39|lat_min=45|lat_sed=32| lon_deg=-84|lon_min=11|lon_sec=30| }}

{{Infobox Settlement | official_name = City of Dayton| pushpin_map = Ohio | latd = 39| latm = 45| lats = 32| latNS = N | longd = 84| longm = 11| longs = 30| longEW = W }}

--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 18:42, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Found what is causing the error. Still have not found where the error is coming from.
Location map - as advertised Infobox Settlement Location map - using decimal degrees
Kansas City, Missouri is located in Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri (Missouri)
Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo is located in Missouri
Kansas City, Mo
Kansas City, Mo
Kansas City, Mo (Missouri)

{{Location map|Missouri|label=Kansas City, Missouri |lat_deg=39|lat_min=06|lat_sed=00| lon_deg=-94|lon_min=34|lon_sec=48| }}

{{Infobox Settlement | official_name = Kansas City| pushpin_map = Missouri | latd = 39| latm = 06| lats = 00| latNS = N | longd = 94| longm = 34| longs = 48| longEW = W }}

{{Location map|Missouri|label=Kansas City, Mo |lat_deg=39|lat_min=06|lat_sed=00| lon_deg=-94.58| }}

It appears that Location map is using the parameter lon_deg as decimal format, not degree format. There is a parameter long for decimal format.

Note: All of the above examples were produced with the Location map template
      version Template:Location_map&oldid=1696823

--The Three Headed Knight (talk) 22:52, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Please see the response that I left at en:Template talk:Location map#Lat and lon dms parameters require decimal values; it's not a problem with the template itself, but in the way that it's being used. You have two issues here:
  • |lat_sed=32 should be |lat_sec=32
  • it is not necessary to use a negative value: instead of |lon_deg=-84, use |lon_deg=84|lon_dir=W
Please note that I rarely visit Simple English Wikipedia (see my contributions); if you want to ask more questions, please drop me a note on English Wikipedia at en:User talk:Redrose64. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:13, 16 April 2010 (UTC)