Coordinate Utility

The element Coordinate Utility allows two different things:

  1. Zoom to a given point coordinate

  2. Show the clicked point of the map

Both functions can be accessed with one user interface:


Both cases allow a dynamic coordinate transformation so that also points in a different coordinate system can be used. Additionally, you have the possibility to copy the coordinates into the clipboard. The element can be configured in the Mapbender backend as a dialog with a button or as an element directly into the Sidepane.


  • Title: Title of the element.

  • Target: Map on which this tool works (Main Map)

  • Srs List: You can define additional SRS to which the tool has to transform the coordinates. This list can be left empty.

  • Zoom-Level: Zoom level of the map (Default: 6)

  • Add map’s srs list: The supported coordinate systems defined in the Map element are automatically used. These coordinate systems, defined in the map, are also used by the SRS Selector (Default: true).

If you define Coordinate Utility as a dialog, you need a Button that you place in the Toolbar.

Using the tool


Get Coordinate:

  • If Coordinate Utility is opened as a dialog, the map reacts on a click. Click into the map and the click-coordinate is displayed in the dialog.

  • Change the coordinate system with the dropdown-list. The click-coordinate is displayed in the given coordinate system.

  • The last line therefore shows the click-coordinate in the original coordinate system of the map.

  • The button at the end of each text-field allows to copy the coordinate directly into the clipboard.

Zoom to coordinate:

  • The text field can be used to edit your own coordinates. They must be given in the coordinate system that is chosen in the upper dropdown-list.

  • With a click on the Center map button, the map zooms to the given coordinate and shows the position with an orange symbol.


    title: 'Koordinaten Utility'
    class: Mapbender\CoordinatesUtilityBundle\Element\CoordinatesUtility
    type: element
    target: map
            name: 'EPSG:31466'
            title: '31466'
            name: 'EPSG:31468'
            title: '31468'
            name: 'EPSG:25833'
            title: '25832'
            name: 'EPSG:4326'
            title: '4326'
            addMapSrsList: true