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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3588

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 04' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.0666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): An island about 2 mi long, situated in a position which blocks much of the channel between Brabant Island and Liege Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The island was photographed and roughly charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE), 1897-99. The naming, by J.B. Charcot, leader of the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-05, honors Walter G. Davis, director of the Argentine government meteorological office at the time of the French exploration.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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