Macquarie Island Mapping Program Survey Field Work and Report Voyage 3 Round Trip November 1997
Entry ID: survey_1997_V3

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Summary
Abstract: Taken from sections of the report:

1. Introduction

This report details the survey work carried out on Macquarie Island during November 1997 by LANDINFO staff on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Division's Mapping Program. The main task of the survey team was to acquire aerial photography of the island to enable the production of a new topographic map of the island. Other tasks involved field checking the digital station area map (DSAM) and providing support to the tide gauge maintenance team.

The following team carried out the survey-mapping work:
Tom Gordon LANDINFO Surveyor
Roger Handsworth Antarctic Division Engineer

Although this report touches on the work carried out by Roger Handsworth and Rupert Summerson, it does not cover the specifics of their work.


2. Project Brief

The survey-mapping brief lists the following tasks:

1. Aerial Photography of the Island and station area.
2. Aerial Photography of Judge and Clerk Island to the south and Bishop and Clerk Island to the north of Macquarie Island.
3. Second order levelling from the tide gauge bench marks to AUS 211
4. Updating the Digital Station Area map.

These tasks are listed in order of priority. A copy of the survey brief for Macquarie Island is included in Appendix A.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -54.4 S: -54.8  E: 158.9  W: 158.8

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-11
Stop Date: 1997-11-15


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >BOUNDARY SURVEYS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE


Platform
HELICOPTER    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Quality
See the report for further information.

The values provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

AUSLIG is now known as Geoscience Australia.

Remarks

Having the aerial photography program as a high priority and the camera mount being installed during resupply was an advantage this year, but as luck would have it the weather conditions were such that no significant photography could be acquired.

The acquisition of aerial photography may have to be attempted in a different manner as suggested in previous years, by:
- Leaving a suitably equipped aircraft on the island for a short summer season, or
- Engaging a fixed wing aircraft to acquire aerial photography.

If weather conditions had been favourable, there is no doubt that with the assistance and high priority given this year, that aerial photography would have been completed. The rapidly changing weather conditions make pre-planning flights very difficult and long range attempts by fixed wing aircraft would likely encounter similar bad weather.


Access Constraints
A copy of the report is available for download from the provided URL.


Use Constraints
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(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=survey_1... when using these data.


Keywords
survey
tide gauge
aerial photography
macquarie island
gps


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



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Distribution_Format: word
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Personnel
HENK BROLSMA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3528
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: mapping at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


THOMAS W GORDON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 2 6207 5553
Email: tom.gordon at act.gov.au
Contact Address:
ACT Planning and Land Authority
ACT Government
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2602
Country: Australia


ROGER JAMES HANDSWORTH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: roger.handsworth at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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