This page presents the geographical name data for Fort 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): Fort Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5157
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 34' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.5666667
Elevation (see definition): 85
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Rocky point, 85 m high, forming the SE extremity of Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. The highest rock at the seaward end of the point was named Castle Rock by DI personnel following their survey in 1935. The name Fort Rock, considered equally descriptive of the feature, was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1954 to avoid confusion with Castle Rock lying close westward of Snow Island, only 60 mi away. Air photos now show that the feature is not an isolated sea feature but is connected to Greenwich Island.
Date Created (see definition): No data
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