This is an infobox template for all types of geographical locations. This new version, Geobox 2, supersedes the old geobox template, Geobox 1. As of Geobox 2, there is no need for any additional templates for particular geographical features, but rather just one template, which can handle all types of data, also used in Geobox 1. Except for the updated version number, all other fields remain unchanged.
To provide a means for a consistently-formatted table, which is present in articles with a common subject, to provide summary information consistently between articles and to improve navigation to closely related articles in that subject.
To maximally ease the creation of new infoboxes in the same style
To make the information in the infoboxes easier to transfer to other language Wikipedias and for future upgrades of the infobox layout, by using strict database-like fields.