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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5185

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 04' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 16' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 100.2666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Rocky island 0.3 mi long, lying 7 mi WNW of Currituck Island at the NW end of the Highjump Archipelago. Mapped from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for H.C. Foster, motion picture photographer on U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp photographic flights in this area and other coastal areas between 14 and 164 east longitude.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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