Heard Island: baseline data for monitoring longterm change. (g) Vegetation 'signature points' with accompanying 35mm terrestrial photos.Entry ID: HI_VEG_VEGSIGNATURES
Abstract: The data consist of 35 'Vegetation Signature' geo-located points and 34 x 35mm terrestrial photos (scanned images) of the vegetation at the actual points, for use in remote sensing research. The points were collected by Dr Jenny Scott and are located in eastern and southern Heard Island. The dataset is very limited and does not cover all vegetation categories.
All data points and images were ... collected in summer 2003-04 and all images were taken with 50mm (standard view) lens. There are 34 images and matching data points from four locations; Paddick Valley (south coast); and three locations at Skua Beach on the northeast coast (Scarlet Hill, 'Ranunculus Bluffs' and 'Sooty Valley'). There is one additional data point without a matching image (total data points 35).
There are 34 scanned photos and a point location shapefile. Each photo is labelled individually.
Most of the sites were in the centre of a patch of similar vegetation at least 10 x 10m in diameter (some may be smaller, some larger; this was not done rigidly). The notebook in each image indicates the exact point where the DGPS reading was taken.
Not all vegetation categories were sampled. It was the intention to do this, but lack of time prevented it - these images represent a partial sample of all vegetation categories.
See metadata notes (word doc) accompanying the images, for additional information and explanation of image locations and veg categories.
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Start Date: 2003-12-01Stop Date: 2004-02-01
Quality Not all vegetation categories were sampled. It was the intention to do this, but lack of time prevented it - these images represent a partial sample of all vegetation categories. For further details, see Summary section and also metadata notes (word doc) accompanying the images.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download at the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=HI_VEG_V... when using these data.
Please also contact the investigator when using these data.
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 148 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles, word, jpg
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 2205
Fax: +61 3 6226 2989
Email: jenny.scott at utas.edu.au
SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES University of Tasmania PRIVATE BAG 78
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3519
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-22