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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15982

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 31' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 12' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A steep rock point on the S side of Bermel Peninsula (q.v.), Bowman Coast, marking the extremity of a spur running SE from the easternmost of the Bowditch Crests. The point was first roughly mapped by W.L.G. Joerg from air photos taken by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935; surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), Dec. 1958. In association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, it was named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Petrus Vesconte of Genoa, the earliest known chartmaker whose charts survive (the first dated 1311).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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