This template shows the current format used for toponym records.
(Changes from older formats are made when records are updated.)
Administrative Status (e.g. District, Region or Country Capital) where applicable
|Heterographs||Spelling variations (*)|
|Allonyms||Different names used (*)
- *Sources are given in brackets: 1962/7 = SoG map; 1994 = 1994 Shell/KLM Road Map; 2012 = 2012 Election Polling Station List; CHPS = Community-based Health Planning and Services; GD = GhanaDistricts; GNA = Ghana News Agency; GNS = GEOnet Names Server; GSS = Ghana Statistical Service; GW = GhanaWeb; LOGO = LOGODEP (Local Governance & Decentralization Program); MiDA = Millennium Development Authority; MOFA = Ministry of Food & Agriculture; MOFEP = Ministry Of Finance & Economic Planning (Composite Budget Statements); PM = Poverty Map (PMn = Poverty Map No.n); SoG = Survey of Ghana; US = US army map.
- GNS often has multiple heterographs & allonyms.Those which show minor spelling differences or are identical to the 1962 map form may not be listed. Some GNS allonyms are false 'positional allonyms', i.e. they are shown as allonyms only because two closely positioned settlements have been given identical geographical coordinates.
Map Facilities: The inline Google Map shown above, which is centred on the record place, is shown for quick reference, and may not show the toponym. But by switching to satellite image and using the zoom-in button (+) the settlement should become visible. On the maps linked in the following table (a) the 1962 map will show the toponym where a 1962 heterograph is given, (b) the IndexMundi (IM) map will show a pointer at the given location, (c) the Wikimapia (WM) map may have user-added data.
|District & Map (GSS)
|1962 map square
||Sat. Map: IM WM||
Administrative District (linked to GSS map)
|Lon / °||Lat / °||Elev / m
|e.g. Community, River, Station, etc.
(Location data for a river is for its confluence with another water body.)
|Location (If data is 'ghpn', this header may be followed by an asterisk, *.)
||Note on location, especially if place is not shown on the 1962 map, in which case, approximate distance and direction from a 1962 map location. When referring to the 1962 map square, note the 1962 heterograph if different from the header toponym.|
|Document||Author, date, title, publisher|
|URL||Internet address of online information. If unlinked, target is deactivated.|
|Contributor||Initials of contributor if other than Project Manager/Webmaster|
|Informant||Initials of informant|
Record Date: date of creation or update (included from 15/10/2015)