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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 19254

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 36' 16" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 58' 38" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6044444

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.9772222

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 10/20/2009

Description (see definition): An island 0.9 kilometer long and 224 meters high which is the largest and southernmost of the three Gould Islands (q.v.) in southwestern Marguerite Bay. Nautical charts have indicated the possibility of rocks or small islands in the vicinity. Gould Islands were sighted and positioned from the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould (Captain Joseph Abshire) during the January 2009 cruise. Martinson Island was named by US-ACAN (2009) after Douglas G. Martinson, the expedition leader and project co-Principal Investigator.

Date Created (see definition): 01/07/2010

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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