This page presents the geographical name data for Platt Point in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Platt Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11869
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 14' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.2333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): The E entrance point to Bowman Inlet on the E coast of Antarctic Peninsula. The feature marks the extremity of an ice-covered, though clearly outlined, spur that juts N from the W part of Hollick-Kenyon Peninsula. The margins of the feature were photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth, 1935, but it was more clearly defined by aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1940. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1977 for William D. Platt, U.S. Navy (USN), hospital corpsman, Palmer Station, winter party 1968.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data