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.

Showing all 2 place names.

Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Ford Rock (NZL) 77° 46' 00.0" S 166° 53' 00.0" E Rock
Name ID: 113318 Place ID: 4810

A prominent rock north of Castle Rock and Cone hill on which a survey beacon was established during the 1962-63 summer. A survey station was established on this point by US Navy Hydrographic Office survey team in Deep Freeze I, and called by them "Station Route". It is fairly certain that this designation was taken from the BAE 1910-13 map of Hut Point Peninsula, as in this locality was written "Route to Cape Evans". Named by A J Heine of the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, 1962-63, for M R J Ford, the New Zealand surveyor who was responsible for establishing the survey beacon network for the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, 1962-63.

Ford Rock (USA) 77° 46' 00.0" S 166° 53' 00.0" E Rock
Name ID: 125271 Place ID: 4810

Prominent rock 1 mi NE of Cone Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. Cone Hill and this rock were designated "Cone Hill I" and "Cone Hill II," respectively, by the BrAE under Scott, 1910-13. Cone Hill has been approved for Scott's "Cone Hill I," but a new name suggested by A.J. Heine has been substituted for this prominent rock. M.R.J. Ford, New Zealand surveyor, established a survey beacon network for the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, 1962-63. A survey beacon was established earlier on this rock by a U.S. Hydrographic Office survey team, 1955-56.

Showing all 2 place names.

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer is hosted by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The information in the footer below pertains to the AADC web site.