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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11745

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): A marine channel, 1.5 mi long and 0.5 mi wide, between Snow Hill Island and Seymour Island in the James Ross Island group. First surveyed in 1902 by Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, under Otto Nordenskjold. The UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) name arose from the excellent sledging conditions experienced during the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) resurveying of the area of 1952, which gave to the work a picnic-like atmosphere.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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