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Citation
Brolsma, H. (2012) Macquarie Island - Digitising topographic features, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5c4a863af1a09, Accessed: 2022-11-30
Title
Macquarie Island - Digitising topographic features
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5c4a863af1a09
Created Date
2012-08-10
Revision Date
2019-01-25
Parent record
None

Description

The topographical features were digitised from the Macquarie Island Quickbird orthorectifed satellite imagery (5 March 2005) with metadata record:
Entry ID: macquarie_quickbird_5March2005_mapping

The features were digitised at a scale of 1:2500 between April and August 2012.
All lakes that could be identified were digitised but many creeks, ridges and parts of the escarpment remain to be mapped.
It was difficult to determine where creeks became dry gullies and dry gullies became creeks so identification is not absolute.
Waterbodies (lakes and lagoons) between the west coast and the base of the escarpment have been attributed as lakes but some or all may only be lagoons or wide shallow creeks - from the imagery it is difficult to determine the type of waterbody they are.
Only the major escarpment and ridges have been digitised.

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Access

This image is licensed to the University of Tasmania, Australian Antarctic Data Centre, DPIW, Parks and Wildlife Service, and CODES (UTas).

The data are available for download from the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Satellite Image
  • Quickbird
  • Macquarie Island
  • Digitising
  • Topography
  • Lake
  • Escarpment
  • Creek
  • Ridge

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN

Platforms

  • DigitalGlobe's QuickBird
  • SATELLITES

Instruments

  • CAMERAS
  • Computer

Researchers

  • brolsma, henk (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

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(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=Macquarie_Quickbird_15Mar2005 when using these data.

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