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Heard Island - GPS Seabird Survey 2000/2001
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_HIMI_seabirds00-01

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Abstract: A GPS survey of seabirds on Heard Island during the Australian Antarctic Program's 2000/01 expedition.
This layer is stored as two datasets (polygon and point) in the Geographical Information System (GIS).
Polygon data represent flying bird and penguin colony extents.
Point data represent nest locations and the location of the observation point for flying birds and penguins.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.0   S: -54.0   E: 74.0   W: 72.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E.J. and Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Heard Island - GPS Seabird Survey 2000/2001
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-24
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-28
Stop Date: 2001-02-02
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data were collected by GPS survey by Eric Woehler (AAD) using a Garmin 12XL receiver (not differentially corrected) during the 2000/2001 field season. The point data (q_info=386) represent nesting sites of flying birds and penguins. Polygon data (q_info=386) represent flying bird and penguin colony extents.

The shapefile data are formatted according to the SCAR Feature Catalogue.

Usually mapped to a Universal Transverse Mercator projection, Zone 43.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URLs.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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 Format: shapefiles
Fees: Free
Email: eric.woehler at
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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