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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 820

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
102° 40' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -102.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): A chain of small islands at the S side of Cranton Bay. The islands trend NW for 12 mi from the ice shelf which forms the S limit of the bay. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1960-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Walter K. Backer, USN, chief construction mechanic at Byrd Station, 1967.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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