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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3008

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 48' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.8

Elevation (see definition): 15

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

Description (see definition): Small rocky island 15 m high, lying in Marguerite Bay 7 mi NW of Terra Firma Islands. First seen and photographed from the air on Feb. 1, 1937 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE). First visited by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948, and surveyed by them in 1949. So named by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) because of difficulties experienced here with compass bearings, eventually proved to be due to substitution of iron for copper wire in an anorak hood.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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