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Atlas Cove Terrestrial Photos - historic ANARE Base
Entry ID: atlas_cove_photos

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Abstract: Photographs and photo locations of the historic Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) base at Atlas Cove on Heard Island.

The station was established 11 December 1947 and was closed down on 9 March 1955.

Photos were taken in March of 2008 by Kerry Steinberner during a visit to Heard Island. The map used to locate the images is described in the following metadata record:

Topographic Survey at Atlas Cove, Heard Island, November 2000 [atlas_survey2000_gis]

The images include shots of the remains of ANARE buildings, vehicles, tanks, debris, fences, artefacts and flora.

The dataset includes a copy of the images, an excel spreadsheet cataloguing the images, and shapefiles showing the image locations.
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Description: Download point for the shapefiles showing photo locations
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.02   S: -53.02   E: 73.39   W: 73.39

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steinberner, K.
Dataset Title: Atlas Cove Terrestrial Photos - historic ANARE Base
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-03-26
Stop Date: 2008-03-26
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality The images were taken with a Canon 300D (6.2 Megapixel) using a 18-55mm lens. The images were saved as JPEG.

The photograph locations were drawn on a map showing direction and photo number. These locations were then transferred into a shapefile by manually digitising the point on the screen. The photo id and direction (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW) were assigned to the location in the shapefile.

The location on the map of the photograph is within approximately 3m of the capture location.
Access Constraints The images are too large to be made available for download. Contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre for access. Some images are restricted and cannot be made publicly available.

The shapefile and Microsoft Excel file are available for download from the URLs given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 8 kb
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: free
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Email: gis at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-03-24
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