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Ponton Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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