Macquarie Island Station GIS DatasetEntry ID: Macca_DSAM
Abstract: The Macquarie Island Station Area GIS Dataset is a topographic and facilities data base covering Australia's Macquarie Island Station and its immediate environs. The database includes all man made and natural features within the operational area of the station proper. Attributes are held for many facilities including, buildings, site services, communications, fuel storage, aeronautical and ... management zones. The spatial data have been compiled from low level aerial photography, ground surveys and engineering plans. Detail attribution of hydraulic site services includes make, size and engineering plan number.
The dataset conforms to the SCAR Feature Catalogue which includes data quality information.
The data is included in the data available for download from a Related URL below.
The data conforms to the SCAR Feature Catalogue which includes data quality information. See a Related URL below.
Data described by this metadata record has Dataset_id = 25.
Each feature has a Qinfo number which, when entered at the 'Search datasets & quality' tab, provides data quality information for the feature.
Changes have occurred at the station since this dataset was produced. For example some buildings and other structures have been removed and some added.
As a result the data available for download from a Related URL below is updated with new data having different Dataset_id(s).
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Start Date: 1994-12-06Stop Date: 1996-11-30
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > BOUNDARY SURVEYS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > ELECTRICITY
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > PIPELINES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
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Quality The database does not extend to the limits of the Station area. These data have been sourced from low level aerial photography of the station and from ground surveys. The ground surveys were conducted after the aerial photography, thus they are update surveys only. The underground services were sourced from schematic diagrams held by AAD Engineering Section. All layers have been checked for ... topological errors. The database has been checked to ensure that layers overlap and/or abutt as appropriate. All features in the data base are tagged with a DQI attribute which includes positional accuracy information.
The positional accuracy of well defined features is +/-0.2m in the horizontal and +/-0.1m in the vertical.
Aerial Photographs were acquired with an Australian Antarctic Division Aerial Camera - Zeiss UMK1318 (Ser# 7389978-1993) mounted on a helicopter. The Antarctic Division film number is ANTC1019 and the runs within that film are 1A, 1B and 1C. The photography was acquired from a height of 650m (agl) and was acquired on 4 December 1994. Photogrammetric data capture was undertaken in June 1995 and was supplemented for attribution purposes from the Macquarie Is. Station Plan (ACS drawing V89/280-1).
January 1996: A minor update was undertaken in a field survey using Real Time Kinematic GPS techniques. Underground services, radio masts and aerials, and miscellaneous, new buildings and features were located on Wireless Hill and in the vicinity of Razorback Hill to the south of the station.
February 2001: The contour layer was recreated from the original source data owing to numerous intersections in the original release. This release corrects these problems.
ArcInfo coverage tolerances for the data are: Clean tolerance 0.000, Fuzzy Tolerance 0.000, Dangle Tolerance 0.000
Access Constraints Data stored in ArcInfo interchange file and shapefile format.
Stored in geographicals.
An ArcInfo projection file (UTM zone 57) is also available. Datum WGS84.
No data can be passed to a third party without consent from the technical officer and must be acknowledged with use.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-12-10