I am new in developing a GIS web page. I am using OpenGeo suite 4.6 at my work and I want to show the coordinate on the GeoExplorer map. I know that OpenLayers use a code for showing the coordinate of the map (new OpenLayers.Control.MousePosition()), but I don't know where and how I should add this code?

  • Can you please be more specific what did you change and in which file apart from adding the code in the composer.html ? I've added the code to the composer.html but it's not enough to show the coordinates. Jan 10, 2017 at 13:26

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I managed to show coordinates in geo-explorer within opengeosuite:

  1. open the composer.html in the template folder
  2. at the end of the code add the following code: app.mapPanel.map.addControl( new OpenLayers.Control.MousePosition( { prefix: ' Lon ', separator: ' , Lat ', numDigits: 2, displayProjection: new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326")}) ); Since the default style in set to show the coordinates at the bottom left , change the openlayer style (style.css) to make changes to the display.

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