Feature Type

Feature Type Name




Properly a smooth, comparatively gradual indentation of the coastline, the seaward opening of which is usually wider than the penetration into the land, but often applied more to loosely, cf. bight, firth, fjord, gulf, inlet.


This feature type taken from the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer as at October 2002

Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names

  • BAY_PT

SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Feature Class

3 - Coves and harbours - Any kind of coastal indentations, usually large and/or deep

The following have been used in the definition of this feature type

  • The SCAR COMPOSITE GAZETTEER OF ANTARCTICA, Working group on Geodesy and Geographic Information, Volume 1 March 1998.

None entered in categorising this feature type

Code Name Definition   Data type Values UoM Used by these Feature Types
1042 Dataset_Id An unique identifier of the dataset the feature belongs to Mandatory number(4)     Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types
1090 SCAR_Gaz_Id Reference number as in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Optional number(10)     Types
1127 SCAR_Name A placename name in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. These names have been contributed by national gazetteers. Optional character(100)     Types