This page presents the geographical name data for Pinel 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): Pinel Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11790
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 21' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 12' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.35
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Point lying 5 mi NE of D'Ursel Point on the E side of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. First roughly charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE), 1897-99, under Gerlache. Photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd. in 1956-57, and mapped from these photos in 1959. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), French physician who held advanced views on investigation of disease and first succeeded in abolishing severe physical restraints on mental cases, in 1796.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data