Papua Insects Foundation
Geographic names and coordinates of Papua Indonesia
Some remarks about
gazetteer is compiled from small and larger databases from different sources.
Most important are the records from the ZMAN and KSP collections and the gazetteer
from the National Herbarium in Leiden (The Netherlands) and Allen Allison,
Bernice P. Bishop Museum (Hawaii, USA). In many cases coordinates from different
sources for the same localities seem to differ. In those cases we kept both
records in the database, realizing that there must be quite some double records.
coordinates are in DECIMAL numbers instead of minutes and seconds! Decimal
numbers are recognized by the many figures behind the COMMA. Coordinates with
minutes are recognized by the degree symbol and a maximum of two figures behind
that symbol, like 130°47.
- The letter
"u" was in the former Dutch spelling "oe". It may be wise
to search in both spellings.
- The letter
"j" was in the primary Indonesian spelling till 1970 "dj",
"y", "tj" became "c"
and "c" became "k". It is advised to search for both possibilities.
- Some geographical
names (i.e. rivers, areas) are mentioned with more than one coordinate combination.
In those cases the river or area is too wide to point at one coordinate.
- In some
cases coordinates nor the area can be given, since only the geographical name
is known (in most cases from labels or literature). If you have additional
information on those names we would be very thankful if you would let us know.
- Most names
are gathered from databases compiled with collection (label) data and from
literature. We attemp to mention all possible geographical names of Papua,
but you will understand that this will take time or even be an utopy. We ask
for your understanding that the gazetteer will be under continuing construction.
- Some localities
may be double or more mentioned. This is caused by the different origin of
databases which are just put together for the moment in our gazetteer. In
future we will undouble these records.
The information is free to use. In case of use for publication we appreciate
a reference ("Papua Insects Foundation") of this source in your
publication and a notification to us of your publication.
last update on 6th March 2013]