[Location: Location_Category='OCEAN', Location_Type='SOUTHERN OCEAN', Detailed_Location='Heard Island']
Heard Island: baseline vegetation data for monitoring longterm change. (d) 35mm photos (terrestrial) used for vegetation mapping.Entry ID: HI_VEG_PHOTOS_VEGMAP
Abstract: These photos consist of 581 scanned 35mm colour slides (each approximately 2.2 MB) taken on Heard Island by Dr Jenny Scott (JJS) between December 1986 and February 2004. Areas covered are Gilchrist Beach in the northeast, to Spit Bay in the east, to Long Beach in the south, to Cape Gazert in the west, to Atlas Cove and Laurens Peninsula in the northwest. An equivalent set of 35mm photos for the ... remaining areas along the north coast is included in metadata record HI_VEG_NON_ORTHO_VEGMAP. Photos are either oblique aerial (taken from helicopter), terrestrial or ship-based. Although they were taken specifically to use for interpretation when finalising the vegetation mapping (HI_VEG_ORTHO_VEGMAP), they can also be useful for fieldwork planning of any sort, as they give an overview of terrain and topography covering most of the coastal and near-coastal areas of the island.
Shapefile - photo locations
One shapefile shows the approximate location and direction of the camera for each image. The location pointers were digitised as vectors with the start of the line being the approximate location of the camera and the end of the line providing the direction (hint: convert to arrows for ease of reference). Attributes include image name and file source, location, date of capture, where photo was taken from (aerial, ground, ship offshore), ID of original JJS slide, and comments (re quality of image, whether location approximate, etc).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Scott, J. and Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Heard Island: baseline vegetation data for monitoring longterm change. (d) 35mm photos (terrestrial) used for vegetation mapping.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-04-02
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/55CAA6999274COnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
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Start Date: 1986-01-01Stop Date: 2004-02-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Oblique aerial 35mm photos
These were taken in January 1987 when the Linhof aerial photography was flown (HI_VEG_ORTHOPHOTOS_VEGMAP). Wherever possible, a panoramic set of slides was taken of each ice-free coastal and near-coastal area from a helicopter. Slide quality is sometimes poor, as the slides were taken through a plexiglass helicopter window. Despite this, they are an ... extremely useful interpretive adjunct to the 1987 aerial photography and the digitised vegetation boundaries. Although they were taken specifically to use for interpretation when finalising the vegetation mapping (HI_VEG_ORTHO_VEGMAP), they can also be useful for fieldwork planning of any sort, as they give an overview of terrain and topography covering most of the coastal and near-coastal areas of the island.
Other 35mm photos - terrestrial and ship-based
Additional slides were taken at various viewpoints on the ground for each area during the 1986-87 and 1987-88 summers, and these are useful for checking vegetation detail at specific locations. Several series of slides taken in October 2000 and February 2004 are also included, as they show coastal areas poorly covered by aerial photography (e.g. NE coast of Laurens Peninsula). Note that vegetation detail, landslips etc on the 2004 slides of NE Laurens Peninsula may have changed in the 17 years between the date of these slides and the flying date of the airphotos on which the vegetation map is based.
Location of 35mm photos
The photo location shapefile shows the approximate location and direction of the camera for each image. None of the images are geo-referenced. Attribute data includes comments on individual image quality and whether location was 'approximate' or 'very approximate' (the latter applies especially to images taken from a helicopter offshore).
Access Constraints A shapefile of the location of the photos is available for download at the provided URL.
The data are available via FTP.
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_P... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 750 MB
Distribution Format: tiff
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 16 kb
Distribution Format: shapefile
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3519
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18