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To obtain info on confusable place names please click the blue-green DECONFUSE button above. It is the single most important link on this website

To find out whether a geographic name belongs to multiple geographic locations enter the name of the place in the search box and click the Submit button. If the place name is a confusable the search engine returns a table of geographic names all of which can be confused with each other. Regional language spellings are provided wherever available. You'll also find the place's latitude and longitude, timezone, and on most occasions the place type and the nation where it is situated. Place names in brown coloured font are hotlinked to maps which open in separate windows or tabs. The words in green coloured font are the alternative names of the place. Nine out of every 22 geographic names belong to more than one geographic location. So before you purchase journey tickets make sure you're heading for the right place. Better safe than sorry!

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A geographic coordinate system consists of latitude, longitude and elevation, although sometimes coordinates refer to latitude and longitude only. Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator in degrees denoted by phi. Longitude says how far east or west of the Prime Meridian a place is. Longitude unlike latitude doesn't maintain a constant distance between degrees since the primary measurement is time, not distance. This difference between latitude and longitude is one people frequently miss.
Sometimes two maritime locations having same latitude, longitude and elevation have the same geographic name because a place underwent a name change. So, the old name and the new name are both valid. These records including latitude and longitude are available in the database. A place isn't unique until it has unique latitude and longitude i.e. when places share a common latitude and longitude value pair.
Geographic names among them maritime location as well as maritime map generate a lot of interest among geography lovers among seekers of latitude and longitude followed by museum of maps. Maritime locations or geographic names are common confusables and maritime maps help to disambiguate these confusible geographic names for those wanting latitude and longitude information. What if my town's geographic name and your village's geographic name had the same geographic moniker or names yet were not the same geographic location or our coordinates or latitude and longitude were not even anywhere near? This is why we provide latitude and longitude info. In fact when this search engine was built we used latitude and longitude info to screen geographic monikers since latitude and longitude is the final test for geo-confusables.
What if my neighborhood's geographic name and your area's geographic name were both great geographic names and places to live in notwithstanding their different latitude and longitude, yet someone flew to your town wanting to visit mine the geographic name being a confusible despite similar latitude and longitude? That would be tough despite your latitude and longitude being one of the best places to live in. Immigrations officials need info about latitude and longitude and about confusible or confusable geographic names a lot. There could be immigration from one town bearing one geographic name, latitude and longitude to that having its namesake geographic name regardless of latitude and longitude. Immigration due to high costs at one latitude and longitude might happen from or to the wrong geographic location because of confusing geographic name despite distinct latitude and longitude. Immigration may be supposed to have happened from a town or city of a geographic name with a latitude and longitude pair whereas it actually may have happened from the namesake of that geographic name with completely different latitude and longitude. You can get info about the geographic names of all these geographic locations, replete with latitude & longitude and timezone as well as disambiguation of geographic names. Though this location is not a great latitude and longitude finder or info provider on latitude and longitude in the sense it only deals with confusable geographic names or confusable places and confusable place names. In other words you will find info on a geographical names or the namesakes if only the namesake places exists and not looking for latitude and longitude. If the geographic name exists in multiple geographic locations or latitude and longitude we are likely to have it in our database of geographic names where the name of the geographic location is the namesake of another geographic location.
A geographic coordinate system consists of latitude and longitude & elevation, though sometimes coordinates refer to latitude and longitude only. Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator in degrees and is denoted by phi. Longitude is how far east or west of the Prime Meridian a place is. Longitude unlike latitude does not maintain a constant distance between degrees since the primary measurement is time as opposed to distance. This difference between latitude and longitude is one people frequently don't see.
Christopher Columbus was associated with one of the first major problems with geographic names and latitude and longitude. Then when the colonies sprung up in the home of the Red Indians more geographic names were duplicated although latitude and longitude could not be. I suppose people coming from one English county would use a geographic name for their colony which would be the geographic name of their native geographic location despite being at far removed latitude and longitude. Geographic names in fact have a lot to do with people travelling from one geographic location to another latitude and longitude. When people move they try to take the geographic names along although not the latitude and longitude, since latitude and longitude are not movable the way names are. Hence the need for systemisation of geographic names with respect to latitude and longitude. However the problem of confusibles remained even after geographic names were systematically studied and their latitude and longitude noted. Hence the need for a geographic names deconfusion engine to remove confusion of confusible geographic names or namesakes not sharing a latitude and longitude pair. One would be surprised at how many geographic locations share the same geographic name despite having unique latitude and longitude. E.g. there are over 50 geographic locations with the geographic name Paris. Ditto for the geographic name Brooklyn. While the geographic name Lake Town does not have exact namesakes there may be hundreds if not thousands of geographic locations bearing geographic names similar to Lake Town at different latitude and longitude. A geographic coordinate system consists of latitude, longitude and elevation, although sometimes coordinates refer to latitude and longitude only. Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator in degrees denoted by phi. Longitude says how far east or west of the Prime Meridian a place is. Longitude unlike latitude doesn't maintain a constant distance between degrees since the primary measurement is time, not distance. This difference between latitude and longitude is one people frequently miss.
Sometimes two maritime locations having same latitude, longitude and elevation have the same geographic name because a place underwent a name change. So, the old name and the new name are both valid. These records including latitude and longitude are available in the database. A place isn't unique until it has unique latitude and longitude i.e. when places share a common latitude and longitude value pair.
Geographic names among them maritime location as well as maritime map generate a lot of interest among geography lovers among seekers of latitude and longitude followed by museum of maps. Maritime locations or geographic names are common confusables and maritime maps help to disambiguate these confusible geographic names for those wanting latitude and longitude information. What if my town's geographic name and your village's geographic name had the same geographic moniker or names yet were not the same geographic location or our coordinates or latitude and longitude were not even anywhere near? This is why we provide latitude and longitude info. In fact when this search engine was built we used latitude and longitude info to screen geographic monikers since latitude and longitude is the final test for geo-confusables.
What if my neighborhood's geographic name and your area's geographic name were both great geographic names and places to live in notwithstanding their different latitude and longitude, yet someone flew to your town wanting to visit mine the geographic name being a confusible despite similar latitude and longitude? That would be tough despite your latitude and longitude being one of the best places to live in. Immigrations officials need info about latitude and longitude and about confusible or confusable geographic names a lot. There could be immigration from one town bearing one geographic name, latitude and longitude to that having its namesake geographic name regardless of latitude and longitude. Immigration due to high costs at one latitude and longitude might happen from or to the wrong geographic location because of confusing geographic name despite distinct latitude and longitude. Immigration may be supposed to have happened from a town or city of a geographic name with a latitude and longitude pair whereas it actually may have happened from the namesake of that geographic name with completely different latitude and longitude. You can get info about the geographic names of all these geographic locations, replete with latitude & longitude and timezone as well as disambiguation of geographic names. Though this location is not a great latitude and longitude finder or info provider on latitude and longitude in the sense it only deals with confusable geographic names or confusable places and confusable place names. In other words you will find info on a geographical names or the namesakes if only the namesake places exists and not looking for latitude and longitude. If the geographic name exists in multiple geographic locations or latitude and longitude we are likely to have it in our database of geographic names where the name of the geographic location is the namesake of another geographic location.
A geographic coordinate system consists of latitude and longitude & elevation, though sometimes coordinates refer to latitude and longitude only. Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator in degrees and is denoted by phi. Longitude is how far east or west of the Prime Meridian a place is. Longitude unlike latitude does not maintain a constant distance between degrees since the primary measurement is time as opposed to distance. This difference between latitude and longitude is one people frequently don't see.
Christopher Columbus was associated with one of the first major problems with geographic names and latitude and longitude. Then when the colonies sprung up in the home of the Red Indians more geographic names were duplicated although latitude and longitude could not be. I suppose people coming from one English county would use a geographic name for their colony which would be the geographic name of their native geographic location despite being at far removed latitude and longitude. Geographic names in fact have a lot to do with people travelling from one geographic location to another latitude and longitude. When people move they try to take the geographic names along although not the latitude and longitude, since latitude and longitude are not movable the way names are. Hence the need for systemisation of geographic names with respect to latitude and longitude. However the problem of confusibles remained even after geographic names were systematically studied and their latitude and longitude noted. Hence the need for a geographic names deconfusion engine to remove confusion of confusible geographic names or namesakes not sharing a latitude and longitude pair. One would be surprised at how many geographic locations share the same geographic name despite having unique latitude and longitude. E.g. there are over 50 geographic locations with the geographic name Paris. Ditto for the geographic name Brooklyn. While the geographic name Lake Town does not have exact namesakes there may be hundreds if not thousands of geographic locations bearing geographic names similar to Lake Town at different latitude and longitude.