Feature Types

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Code Feature Type Definition
102 Aerial photograph centre Aerial photograph centre. Each point represents the centre point of a photograph taken. The scale of the photography is approximately 1:3 000 to 1:70 000
103 Aerial photography flight line Aerial photography flight lines. The lines represent the path the aircraft flew while collecting photography.
135 Building A permanent walled and roofed construction or the ruin of such a construction.
140 Camp A temporary residence, when away from the station.
142 Cave An underground hollow with access from the ground surface or from the sea, often found in limestone areas and on rocky coastlines.
148 Coastline A line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water. This includes the boundaries of continent and island feature types.
153 Control point A location where the geographic coordinates have been measured.
179 Fish Cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates.
184 Flying Bird Feathered vertebrate with two wings and two feet.
191 Fuel depot A storeplace for drums of fuel.
196 Glacier A mass of snow and ice continuously moving from higher to lower ground or, if afloat, continuously spreading.
197 Glacier boundary The approximate boundary of a mass of flowing ice.
298 Ice shelf A floating ice sheet of considerable thickness attached to a coast. Ice shelves are usually of great horizontal extent and have a level or gently undulating surface. They are nourished by the accumulation of snow and often by seaward extension of land glaciers. Limited areas may be aground. The seaward edge is termed an ice front.
598 Ice shelf boundary The boundary of the ice shelf.
390 Landing Natural or human-made places for discharging or taking on passengers and cargo.
234 Mammal Any animal of the Mammalia, a large class of warmblooded vertebrates having mammary glands in the female, a thoracic diaphragm, and a four-chambered heart. The class includes the whales, carnivores, rodents, bats, primates, etc.
254 Penguin Sea-fowl of southern hemisphere with wings developed into scaly flippers with which it swims under the water.
267 Protected area An area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and/or of natural and associated cultural resources. The area is managed through legal or other effective means.
281 Route Any established or selected course for passage or travel.
549 Site record To record site information relating any sort of study
311 Stair A set of steps
312 Station A place where there is permanent human habitation and infrastructure serving as a base for scientific research.
576 Vegetation type A community of plants or plant life that share distinguishable characteristics.