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



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


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