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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1573

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 56' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 26' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.9333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.4333333

Elevation (see definition): 145

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Rocky island 1 mi long and 145 m high, lying 4 mi SE of Cape Errera, Wiencke Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. An island in this vicinity was surveyed and photographed by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache in 1898. It was originally called "Ile Famine," but in the reports resulting from the expedition it was renamed "Ile Bob." In a survey of the area in 1955, the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) made a landing on this island. Although it differs somewhat in size and position from the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) reports, the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) found it closely resembles the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) photograph and consider it to be the island originally named.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Bob Island 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 Bob Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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