Notes on the Meteoritical Bulletin Database

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Note 17: Countries are mainly based on the country given for each meteorite in the Meteoritical Bulletin, MetBase, and the Catalogue of Meteorites. In some cases, there are small disagreements between these countries and the country implied by the given geographic coordinates. These discrepancies were always resolved in favor of the published country, assuming the error is in the coordinates, although it is possible that the problem is that borders may have changed over time. The state or province is calculated from the geographic coordinates given in MetBase or the Meteoritical Bulletin using the GIS file "admin00" published by ESRI. For US meteorites, discrepancies between published and calculated state names were resolved in favor of the published names.