These geoboxes were created:
- To provide a means for creating consistently-formatted tables and summarizing information
- To improve navigation between articles within closely-related subjects
- To maximize the ease of creating and upgrading infoboxes
- To improve the ease of transferring information to other language Wikipedias by using standardized, database-like fields
A full list of the parameters available is given here.
See Formula:Capsa geographica/sample.
- no need to format the input data in any way; it is handled by the template
- automated locator dot placement on maps, based on coordinates or X/Y values
- automated unit conversion from metric to imperial or reverse
- automated wikilinking
- additional fields
- automated country and state flags
- background maps
- foldable list on all multiple fields
- international categories, (e.g., World Heritage Site), eliminating the need for a second infobox on the same page
- Help:Infobox – from the Editor Handbook
- Legend – instructions for each field
- Samples – several completed examples to view for reference
- Types – sample templates for buildings, nature protected areas, mountains, regions, settlements and water, etc.