Notes on the Meteoritical Bulletin Database

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Note 11: Geographical coordinates of meteorites are used to produce links to maps. The World Wind link requires that you have NASA's free World Wind program installed on your computer. The Google Earth link requires that you have the free Google Earth client installed. These will both provide interactive maps showing the meteorite's find location in the context of topography, satellite imagery, topographic maps and aerial photos. The Google Maps link shows the meteorite's find location in your browser window, using either road maps, satellite imagery, or aerial photographs as backgrounds. Map and image coverage in all of these services is strongly dependent on location. If only one map link is shown, this indicates consensus between the two data sources (The Catalogue of Meteorites and MetBase) or that the location only appears in one of these sources. When the two sources differ, both locations are shown.