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
Quality Though they have proven to have great inherent and inferred scientific value, the data were not always collected using systematic search procedures. Biases have been introduced by observation techniques, camera settings, mission planning, changing science terminology, and observation location and sequencing, among other factors. In no way should these data be viewed or analyzed as random, structured, or systematic observations.
Access Constraints None, however VARS works on Windows 7 and XP, MAC OS X, and Linux/UNIX (with some limitations). It requires Java Runtime Environment, version 1.6 (aka Java 6) or later. Developers should have a basic understanding of Java and/or databases.
Use Constraints The VARS software is open source
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: brian at mbari.org
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95039-9644
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-30