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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17454

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 27' 55" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 08' 59" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4652778

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.1497222

Elevation (see definition): 15

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1998

Description (see definition): A small, low lying rocky island rising about 15 m above sea level. It is the easternmost island in the Dunbar Islands, South Shetland Islands. The island is one of several features given the name of “fabulous beasts” in the Williams Point area. Named by UK-APC (1998) after Aspis, a small “musical dragon” often portrayed in medieval literature.

Date Created (see definition): 09/25/1998

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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