This page presents the geographical name data for Biscoe 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): Biscoe Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1421
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 49' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 49' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.8166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.8166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Rocky point forming the SE side of Biscoe Bay, immediately N of Access Point on the S side of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot roughly surveyed the SW coast of Anvers Island in 1904. They gave the name "Presqu'ile de Biscoe" to a small peninsula on the SE side of Biscoe Bay, honoring John Biscoe who may have landed in the vicinity in 1832. When the coast was resurveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955, two rocky points were found in approximately that location; the name Biscoe Point has been applied to the more prominent of the two.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data