Name details

Fontaine Heights

Fontaine Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fontaine Heights  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108863

Feature type: Heights

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 1800m and including Index Peak and Mount Dewey, SW of Bigo Bay, Graham Coast, were photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Prospect Point", 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of documentation grouped in this area, named after Henri-Marie La Fontaine (1854-1943), Belgian documentalist, co-founder with P. Otlet (Otlet Glacier, q.v.) of the Institut International de Bibliographie, Brussels, in 1895, and of the Office Central des Associations Internationales, Brussels, in 1907; initiator of the Universal Decimal Classification; Nobel Laureate for peace, 1913 (APC, 1959a, p.6; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Fontavie [sic] Heights (BA, 1974, p.195).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 49' 00.0" S
- 65.81667°
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Longitude:
64° 28' 00.0" W
- 64.46667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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