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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2219

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 08' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.1333333

Elevation (see definition): 185

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Circular, ice-covered island 6 mi wide which rises to 185 m, lying 7 mi E of Merz Peninsula, off the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS). During 1947 it was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) for K.S.P. Butler, Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) commander in 1947-48.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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