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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10168

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Point lying 3 mi NW of Cape Conway on the SW side of Snow Island, in the South Shetland Islands. It was named Low Point by DI personnel on the Discovery II in 1935, but this name has not since been used. In order to avoid duplication, a new name was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961. Monroe Point derives from Monroe Island, the name used for Snow Island by sealers in the 1820s.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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