- GeoRef, Copyright 2004, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Attention is drawn to several instances in which vague or poorly chosen place names have caused uncertainty or errors in the position of geological localities. It is suggested that local authorities be consulted about place names when a geologist is unfamiliar with a region. In the discussion, the world-wide use of geographical coordinates is recommended.