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The U.S. Antarctic Resource Center
Entry ID: The_U.S._Antarctic_Resource_Center
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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. Antarctic Resource Center (USARC) at the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS), Reston,Va., maintains the Nation's most comprehensive collection of
Antarctic maps, charts, satellite images, and photographs produced by the
United States and other member nations of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic
Research (SCAR). The USARC holdings include maps and charts from Argentina,
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany,
India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland,
Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and
Uruguay.

The USARC is the United States contribution to the SCAR Library system and is
managed through an interagency agreement with the National Science Foundation
which also provides support to the USGS for mapping and geodetic activities of
the U.S. Antarctic Program. For further information or assistance in ordering
any of these materials, write to or visit the USARC at the USGS National
Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 515, Reston, VA 20192, between the hours
of 9:00a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact us for an
appointment.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The U.S. Antarctic Resource Center

(USARC) is our Nation's depository for Antarctic maps, charts, geodetic ground
control, satellite images, aerial photographs, publications, slides, and video
tapes. These resources are items produced by Antarctic Treaty nations in
support of their activities in Antarctica and provided to the USARC in
compliance with a standing resolution of the treaty providing for exchange of
information. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maintains these materials
through an interagency cooperative agreement with the National Science
Foundation (NSF), which also supports the USGS Antarctic Mapping Program.

The USARC develops and maintains the Antarctic Web site (usarc.usgs.gov) and
its supporting data bases, as well as providing access to other online digital
data bases, such as the Atlas of Antarctic Resources. Located at the USGS
National Center in Reston, Va. the USARC is open to the public from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment (call 703-648-6010).
Written inquiries can be sent to:

Antarctic Resource Center
USGS National Center
Mail Stop 515
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 2092

Link: GET DATA
Description: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in
cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information
for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United
States and its territories. The Federally recognized name of each feature
described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a
feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is
our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information.

The GNIS also contains information on geographic names in Antarctica which are
approved by the BGN for use by the Federal Government.

Information about foreign geographic feature names can be obtained from the
GEOnet Names Server (GNS), developed and maintained by the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Link: GET DATA
Description: Perry-Castaneda Library
Map Collection
Polar Regions and Oceans Maps
ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
LOCATION
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
Service Provider
United States Antarctic Resource Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: U.S. ANTARCTIC RESOURCE CENTER
Phone: 703-648-6010
Fax: 703-648-5080
Email: USARC at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USARC,
515 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
JERRY L. MULLINS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-5144
Email: jmullins at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Mail Stop 917
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA

ROB BAUER
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 303-492-2378
Fax: 303-492-2468
Email: bauer at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
CIRES 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-26
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-04-07
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