A grid system used by the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, for Macquarie Island, 1974 to June 2001Entry ID: macquarie_taspaws_grid
Abstract: This metadata record describes a grid system for Macquarie Island formerly used by the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania.
The grid was first adopted by Irynej Skira in 1974 and was based on the 1971 1:50000 map of the island published by National Mapping. Data was continually recorded on this system up to June 2001 when the Universal Transverse Mercator grid on the 2001 map published by the ... Australian Antarctic Data Centre was adopted.
A map with the grid system is available for download from the SCAR Map Catalogue (see Related URL below).
Also, available from this Map Catalogue entry is a document compiled by Geof Copson with details about converting from the Parks and Wildlife grid to the UTM grid. Geof states in the document "The 1971 map was particularly inaccurate in the centre two quarters of the island. The grid for the Parks and Wildlife Service system was hand drawn and fairly variable. Conversion values are averaged out on coastal points around the island."
Other Related URLs below link to a pair of A3 1:50000 maps of Macquarie Island published in 2012, which include the Universal Transverse Mercator grid.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Copson, G. and Smith, D.T.
Dataset Title: A grid system used by the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, for Macquarie Island, 1974 to June 2001
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-07-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1974-01-01Stop Date: 2001-06-02
Latitude Resolution: 1 kilometre
Longitude Resolution: 1 kilometre
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints A map showing the grid system and a document about the grid system are available for download from the SCAR Map Catalogue - see a provided URL.
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=macquari... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6233 6728
Fax: +61 3 6233 3477
Email: geoffco at dpiwe.tas.gov.au
Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment Parks and Wildlife Service 134 Macquarie Street
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3577
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: 2013-07-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27