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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10492

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 14' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 47' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.7833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): An island 0.8 mi long in the SE part of Marguerite Bay, 12 mi WNW of Mount Balfour, Fallières Coast. Following survey and mapping as an ice rise in Wordie Ice Shelf by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1958, this feature was named Napier Ice Rise by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC). The name was amended to Napier Island by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after a general eastward recession of Wordie Ice Front (c. 1999) revealed it was an island. In association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after John Napier (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms and published his first tables in 1614. Not: Napier Ice Rise

Date Created (see definition): 09/07/2006

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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