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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6419

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 36' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Point marked by a string of off-lying rocks, lying 1.5 mi W of Busen Point on the S side of Stromness Bay, South Georgia. Charted in 1927 by DI personnel and named Matthews Point for L. Harrison Matthews, British zoologist and member of the staff of the Discovery Investigations, 1924-35, who worked at South Georgia in 1924-27. In 1954, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended that this name be altered to Harrison Point to avoid duplication with Matthews Point (also named for L. Harrison Matthews), a better known feature in Undine Harbor, South Georgia. This change allows Harrison Matthews' name to be retained for this feature, while the confusing duplication of names is avoided.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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