Feature Type

Feature Type Name




Sharp and often comparatively low piece of land jutting out from the coast or forming a turning point in the coastline, but usually applied to a less prominent or less navigationally significant feature than a cape. The term may also be applied to a rock feature at a little distance from a low ice-covered coast.


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

Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names


SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Feature Class

8 - Capes and coastal projections - Any kind of land feature projecting into the sea

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