This page presents the geographical name data for Higdon 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): Higdon Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19256
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 34' 41" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
072° 00' 14" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5780556
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.0038889
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 10/20/2009
Description (see definition): An island 1 kilometer long and 62 meters high which is the northernmost of the three Gould Islands (q.v.) in southwestern Marguerite Bay. The island is relatively flat with numerous sharp spires on the southern half. Nautical charts have indicated the possibility of rocks or small islands in the vicinity. Higdon Island was named by US-ACAN (2009). Ship’s First Mate John Higdon was in command of the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, January 24, 2009, when he sighted Gould Islands. The individual islands were positioned from the ship on January 29.
Date Created (see definition): 01/07/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data