Coordinates Display

The coordinates display element shows your mouse position in map coordinates. The coordinates are dependent on the selected spatial reference system which may be changed in the SRS Selector.

The coordinates display for different coordinate systems looks like this:

ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N (EPSG:25832):


DHDN / 3-degree Gauss-Kruger zone 2 (EPSG:31466):


WGS 84 (EPSG:4326):


WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG:3857):



  • Show label: Show a label which incorporates the title and appears next to the coordinates.

  • Title: Title of the element. It will appear next to the coordinates if “Show label” is activated.

  • Num digits: Number of decimal digits of the coordinates.

  • Empty: Text displayed when the mouse is not on the map (default: ‘x = - y = -‘).

  • Prefix: Prefix in front of the X coordinate (default: ‘= x’).

  • Separator: Separator in between the X coordinate and Y coordinate (default: ‘ y= ‘).

  • Position: Position (only when used in Map area). Options: ‘left-top’, ‘right-top’, ‘left-bottom’, ‘right-bottom’


This template can be used to insert the element into a YAML application.

numDigits: 2                   # the number of digits each coordinate shall have when being rendered (default: 2)
target: map                    # id of Map element to query
label: true                    # true/false to label coordinates display (default: false)
empty: 'x= - y= -'             # show this text if the mouse is not on the map
prefix: 'x= '                  # show prefix before x coordinate
separator: ' y= '              # show separator before y coordinate
anchor: 'right-bottom'         # Position (only when used in Map area). Options: 'left-top', 'right-top', 'left-bottom', 'right-bottom'


The element can be customized with the following CSS-style, for example to increase the width.

.mb-element-coordsdisplay {
    width: 500px;