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Sartorius Point: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Sartorius 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): Sartorius Point

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13305

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 39' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.65

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Point lying nearly 2 mi E of Ephraim Bluff on the S coast of Greenwich Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Point Hardy was used for this feature by sealers in the area as early as 1820. This name, however, was later incorrectly applied to Fort Point lying to the east. In order to avoid further confusion and also duplication with Hardy Point in the South Sandwich Islands, the name was rejected by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 and a new name substituted. Sartorius Point derives from Sartorius Island, the name used for Greenwich Island by James Weddell in 1820-23. Weddell served under Admiral Sir George R. Sartorius (1790-1885) on His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Avon in 1813-14.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Sartorius Point in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sartorius Point should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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