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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6977

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
077° 43' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 77.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): One of the largest of the Rauer Islands, about 3 mi long, lying 1 mi WSW of Filla Island. Charted by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37), who gave the name Hopoy. They charted the feature as being even larger, including a southern arm enclosing a cove. The feature was more accurately delineated by John H. Roscoe in 1952 from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). The name Hop Island has been retained for the largest segment of the feature as suggested by Roscoe.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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