Custom Google Earth mapRussian Place NamesFor more information on Google Earth maps, see the Welcome topic.A Google Maps Chart of this area is also available
Sometimes a place name changes over time and sometimes log keepers misspell the place name. In the Alphabetical list
, we have included multiple names for the same place. However, that is not practical to do on a map. We have designated one name for each place as the 'map name'. Only the 'map name' is shown on the map. In the Alphabetical list, the 'map name' is the name where all the information is listed. Other versions of the place name in the Alphabetical list have a reference to the 'map name' in the Notes column. By searching for the 'map name' in the Alphabetical list, you will find all listed versions of the place name.
Ship's log mentions Kolintchin Island, but most maps show Ostrov Kolyuchin. Ostrov Kolyuchin is the 'map name'. The Google Earth map will show Ostrov Kolyuchin. In the Alphabetical list, there will be an entry for Ostrov Kolyuchin with a link to more information, the latitude and longitude, and the subdivision. The Alphabetical list will also have an entry for Kolintchin Island that says 'See Ostrov Kolyuchin' in the Notes column. Consequently by searching the Alphabetical list for Ostrov Kolyuchin (from the map), you will also find the name as it was entered in the log.