Main help pages:
- current: How to create maps with Kartographer in VisualEditor
- Introduction to Kartographer in wikitext
- Kartographer - extensive help page
Adding maps with the VisualEditor
Inserting a map
To add a new map to the page, select "Insert" in the VisualEditor tool menu. Click "More" to show the entire menu, then select "Map". This will add a map at the current location of your cursor on the page.
Setting map center point, size and proportions
The dialog window displays an interactive map with three tabs below it: "Map area" (selected by default), "Map contents" and "Options". To set a location, drag the center and corners of the interactive map and use the "+" and "-" buttons on the bottom of the map to change the zoom level until the interactive map displays the area you want. You can also manually enter latitude, longitude, zoom level and size in the fields below the map.
Adding markers and shapes
To add shapes and markers to the map, click the "Map contents" tab to display a toolbar. You can add lines, rectangles, polygons and markers.
After adding an element, use the pencil-and-paper icon in the map toolbar to modify it. Note that adding elements to the map automatically expresses each element as GeoJSON in the text field at the bottom of the window. You can also paste valid GeoJSON into the text field. To remove an element, select the trash can icon followed by the element you wish to delete. Then click "Save". You can also delete the element from the GeoJSON field below.
Map contents tab
Adding a marker
Editing a marker
In the "Options" tab, you can add a caption for the map. You can define whether to show the map with or without a frame and how to align the map on the page. You can also select a language for map labels. Note: Not all labels are available in every language. (More information on map languages.)
Saving a map
When you're done, click "Insert" (the button at the window's top corner) to create your map on the page. This closes the dialog.
Editing an existing map
To edit an existing map's properties, select the map and then click the "Edit" button that appears.
To resize an existing map, select the map in the VisualEditor and then move the resizing arrows that appear on the bottom corner of the map. Note that this only changes the size of the map's frame on the page, not the zoom level nor any other of the map's properties.
To change a map's position on the page, select the map and then drag the map to its new location.
Removing maps with the VisualEditor
To remove a map, select it and, on your keyboard, press the Delete key or the CTRL-X key combination. You can also select "Cut" from your browser's "Edit" menu.
Advanced map settings
For advanced options in editing and marking up Kartographer maps, please see Help:Extension:Kartographer.