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<entry-title>Geo Examples In The Wild</entry-title>

Want geosHave geos

This page is an informative section of the geo specification.

The following sites have published geos, outside their normal context of hCards or hCalendars, and thus are a great place to start for anyone looking for examples "in the wild" for inspiration, or try parsing and indexing, in addition to the in many hCard examples in the wild and hCalendar examples in the wild.

Large Publishers

Examples of large publishers of geo microformat (sorted by stats first, then other presumably large publishers).


All 1.6+ billion OpenStreetMap nodes have a geo microformat. E.g.

OpenStreetMap wiki Stats page says there are over 1.6 billion nodes on OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap GPS trace pages and diary entry pages also have geo.


Flickr supports the geo microformat on all geotagged photos. Within 11 days of launch there were now over 3,000,000+ photos (as of 2006-09-07) marked up with the "geo" microformat.

Geograph British Isles

Geograph British Isles has support for geos on 350,000+ photo pages, for example


POI66 has over 58,500 waypoints Geo-formatted, many describing trails e.g.:

Google Panoramio and Maps

Panoramio (Google acquired in 2007) is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing service that publishes numerous photos with the geo microformat (including latitude and longitude): e.g.

Google Maps links to nearby Panoramio photos. E.g.

new and uncategorized examples

Have geo? If you have a site with geo(s), add it to the top of this list. Include at least one URL to a page that includes actual Geo markup. Examples without direct links to pages with geo(s) will be removed. Check back after a few days, to see if anyone has found any problems with the examples supplied. Note that examples may be categorized and moved to the grouped section below.

geo.png - pages with live geo can use this button (see also Microformats Buttons)

indirect examples

Examples which don't publish the geo microformat themselves, but automatically link their geo information to a separate site/page that with their geo microformat markup.


Wikipedia's GeoTemplate which is called by many thousands of other Wikipedia pages have links to pages exposing their geo microformat markup. Example:

  • The coordinates (top right) in [3] link to [4]; the latter now has a Geo microformat.

German Wikipedia (Wikipedia-DE) map link pages have geo e.g.

Italian Wikipedia (Wikipedia-IT), has geo on all map link pages automatically linked from pages using the coord template, e.g.

Dutch Wikipedia (Wikipedia-NL) has geo on all its map-links pages, e.g.

examples with some problems

Entries may be moved here if there's a problem with the way Geo is used on the page concerned. If the page is yours, and you want to improve it, see the hCard & Geo FAQ, or raise any queries on hCard & Geo Issues or the mailing list, where people will be happy to help you.

Wikipedia Templates

Wikimedia Commons

all images tagged in Wikimedia Commons using decimal or D-M-S values have geo markup. Example:

old examples

  • Wikipedia template hcard-geo, for in-line hCards with coordinates, using Geo, such as that on Engine Arm
    • no geo as of 2013-088 - Tantek 19:24, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

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