SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Scott Base (NZL) 77° 50' 00.0" S 166° 45' 00.0" E Station
Name ID: 114326 Place ID: 12898

The base selected by Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr J H Miller, and established at Pram Point, on Ross Island, by the New Zealand Party of the TAE, 1956-58, in January 1957. The name suggested by Helm and adopted by the Ross Sea Committee commemorates Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who named Pram Point, and was first to explore this particular region.

Scott Base (USA) 77° 51' 00.0" S 166° 45' 46.0" E Station
Name ID: 136329 Place ID: 12898

A year-round station operated by New Zealand opened in 1957 - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), May 18, 2006.

Scott Base /N.Z./ (RUS) 77° 51' 00.0" S 166° 45' 00.0" E Station
Name ID: 120449 Place ID: 12898

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