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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15888

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Very conspicuous pinnacle rocks lying close W of Cape James, Smith Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Roughly shown as a small island on a chart resulting from a British expedition under Foster, 1828-31. More accurately delineated by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1959 from air photos taken by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE), 1955-57. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because they mark the first or westernmost of the South Shetland Islands.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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