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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3069

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 23' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 59' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.9833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Small rock point close W of Sheppard Point on the N side of Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula. The feature was first charted as an island by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, but was surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955 and proved to be a point. So named by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) because greywacke, tuff and diorite were found to be exposed on or very close to this point. Such contacts had not previously been recorded and they were important for the interpretation of the geology of Tabarin Peninsula.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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