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