Feature Type

Feature Type Name




Large continental area defined by natural boundaries, or partly by natural boundaries and partly by boundaries of political convenience. The term was formally used by explorers for newly discovered lengths of coastline, cf. coast. Outside the area covered by this work the term may be synonymous with territory. The use of land does not refer to the ground, rather it is a generic part of a toponym.


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

Table Name

Australia's Implementation Table Names


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