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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9491

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 22' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1950

Description (see definition): Group of islands and rocks 5 mi in extent lying 5 mi E of the N part of Renaud Island and 1 mi W of Vieugue Island in Grandidier Channel. A group of islands to the N of "Pitt Island" was roughly charted and named Martin Islands for Captain Martin, Argentine Navy, by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1903-05, under Charcot. Aerial surveys have shown that what appeared to be one large island, Pitt, is actually a group of small islands. As they lie in one group with no logical division between them, the earlier name of Pitt was amended to Pitt Islands and extended to cover all the islands N of Renaud Island. The name Martin Islands was transferred to the group now described in order to preserve Charcot's name in the area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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