Feature Types

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Code Feature Type Definition
100 ACC Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the world's largest current, an unbroken zone around the globe between 45-55 deg south. Driven by world's westerly winds. The ocean south of the convergence differs greatly from northern waters in temperature, density and salinity.
101 Aerial A structure or device used to transmit or receive radio waves. This includes 'standard', microwave, satellite, or radar antennas and their support structure.
112 AWS An Automatic Weather Station
120 Beacon A structure emitting a guiding or warning signal for navigation
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.
145 Claim An area claimed by a country as an external territory of that country.
149 Contaminated area Any site or region that is damaged, harmed or made unfit for use by the introduction of unwanted substances, particularly microorganisms, chemicals, toxic and radioactive materials and wastes.
153 Control point A location where the geographic coordinates have been measured.
154 Convention An area subject to an international convention; will generally be the CCAMLR (Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources).
113 Drainage Basin A region or area bounded by a drainage divide and occupied by a drainage system.
191 Fuel depot A storeplace for drums of fuel.
193 Gear Depot A place for storing goods or vehicles.
205 Historic An area or item of historic interest. Areas or items included in the Historic Sites and Monuments list of the Antarctic Treaty are identified.
223 Island A land mass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water.
229 Landing area Any locality either on land, water or structures, including airports/helipads and intermediate landing fields, which is used, or intended to be used, for the landing and takeoff of aircraft. Landing areas may or may not have facilities for the shelter and servicing of aircraft, or for receiving or discharging passengers or cargo.
242 Mast An upright post or lattice-work structure for supporting radio antennas or similar features. Usually supported by guys. (Non directional beacons are stored under beacons)
244 Mooring A buoy secured to the bottom by permanent moorings with means for mooring a vessel by use of its anchor chain or mooring lines.
597 Ocean structure To include such features as fronts and currents. Attribute data defines these.
255 PF Polar Front (PF). A frontal feature within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)
260 Pole A tall, slender and rounded length of wood or metal, generally vertical, used to give structural support for utility features such as the electrical fittings and cables. May or may not be supported by guys.
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.
269 Quarry An open or surface working or excavation for the extraction of building stone, ore, coal, gravel, or minerals.
271 Radome A dome or covering, protecting communications equipment eg. a radar installation.
274 Refuge A shelter from extreme or dangerous environmental conditions such as those posed by the weather.
275 Repeater A device for automatic re-transmission or amplification of electrically transmitted messages eg. radio waves.
281 Route Any established or selected course for passage or travel.
285 sACCf Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front (aACCf). A frontal feature within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)
286 SAF Subantarctic Front (SAF). A frontal feature within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)
310 Spot height Altitude of a point on the land surface
312 Station A place where there is permanent human habitation and infrastructure serving as a base for scientific research.
313 STF The Subtropical Front (STF) is considered the northern limit of the Subantarctic Surface Water
579 Subglacial lake Subglacial - Pertaining to the environment beneath a glacier. It refers to the processes by which a glacier moves across its floor in addition to the movements of meltwater at the base of the ice. Lake - An enclosed body of water, usually but not necessarily fresh water, from which the sea is excluded.
345 Water body An enclosed body of water, usually but not necessarily fresh water, from which the sea is excluded.
347 Way point A navigation marker.