This page presents the geographical name data for Ponton 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): Ponton Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11947
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 05' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Small island lying 1.5 mi SE of Moureaux Islands near the head of Flandres Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The name "Islote Solitario" appears for the feature on an Argentine government chart of 1954, but has been rejected to avoid confusion with Solitario Island at 6752S, 6826W. The island was renamed by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960, for Mungo Ponton (1802-80), a Scottish inventor who discovered in 1839 that potasium bichromate spread on paper is light sensitive, an important landmark in the development of photography.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data