is an option for GeoGraphics that specifies the coordinates of the point that should appear at the geographic center of the final map.


  • An explicit GeoRange specification takes precedence over GeoCenter.
  • GeoCenter can be specified as GeoPosition[{lat,lon}] or Entity[]. In the latter case, the "Position" property of the specified entity is used.


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Basic Examples  (4)

Plot a world map centered at a point in the Pacific Ocean:

Show a point on a map centered on London, UK:

Center the map on a country:

Center the map on a famous structure:

Properties & Relations  (3)

An explicit geo range (other than All or "World") takes precedence over a geo center:

To use a geo center, remove the geo range specification:

The latitude of the specified geo center is ignored for cylindrical projections, which are always aligned with the poles:

The center longitude takes effect for cylindrical projections:

The center latitude and longitude take effect for non-cylindrical projections:

The geo center of a map is not the same as the latitude and longitude defining the "Centering" of the projection:

Possible Issues  (1)

Attempting to use an entity class as a geo center ignores the specification and gives a message:

Wolfram Research (2014), GeoCenter, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2014), GeoCenter, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2014. "GeoCenter." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2014). GeoCenter. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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