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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5145

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 09' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
132° 13' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.15

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -132.2166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): An ice-capped island 3.5 mi long that lies 13 mi NNE of Shepard Island, off the Getz Ice Shelf of Marie Byrd Land. The island was discovered and charted from the USS Glacier on Feb. 5, 1962. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Lieutenant Commander John J. Forrester, U.S. Navy (USN), Executive Officer aboard Glacier at the time of discovery.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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