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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16771

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 29' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 19' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.3166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Island lying SE of Desolation Island in the South Shetland Islands. First charted in 1820-21 by Robert Fildes. Fildes gave the name Wood Harbour or Port Wood to the nearby harbor of Desolation Island in December 1820. Later in that season, however, Fildes changed the name of the harbor to Blythe Bay, which has since become established. Wood Island was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 and derives from Fildes' original naming.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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