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

Feature Class (see definition): Pillar

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10961

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 33' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.55

Elevation (see definition): 750

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

Description (see definition): Prominent pillar, 750 m, centrally located within Staccato Peaks, 18 mi WNW of Mimas Peak in the S part of Alexander Island. First seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos taken on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. Remapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Name given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) is descriptive.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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