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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2699

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
075° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Small rocky island off the N coast of Charcot Island, 1 mi N of Mount Martine. First seen and photographed from the air in 1929 by Sir Hubert Wilkins, who roughly positioned it. Remapped from air photos taken by the U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. The name was suggested by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1950 for S.A. Cheesman, pilot on Wilkins' 1929 flight.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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