Heard Island: baseline data for monitoring longterm change. (b) Vegetation mapping from non-rectified aerial photographs and satellite imagery with accompanying data.

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Title: Heard Island: baseline data for monitoring longterm change. (b) Vegetation mapping from non-rectified aerial photographs and satellite imagery with accompanying data.
Description:
Abstract:
The majority of the coastal areas of Heard Island have had their vegetation mapped using orthophotos (HI_VEG_ORTHO_VEGMAP). For the remaining areas, five sets of shapefiles cover the vegetation mapping for five small areas in the Atlas Cove/north coast region: Pageos Moraine/Kildalkey Head, Azorella Peninsula, Hoseason Beach, Saddle Point and Cape Bidlingmaier. These areas were poorly covered by aerial photography, and their vegetation was mapped at low resolution using five separate non-rectified airphotos and satellite images - hence not able to be included as part of the Heard Island georeferenced vegetation dataset. This will be fixed and the data amended. Until this time, the data represent an 'interim' situation of low resolution vegetation mapping for these areas. For each of the five areas there are four shapefiles covering vegetation polygons, 35mm photo locations, aerial photos or satellite images used, and reliability. There is also a folder containing 64 x 35mm scanned photos which were used when vegetation mapping (as in HI_VEG_PHOTOS_VEGMAP). A list of the unrectified aerial photos and satellite imagery used for the vegetation mapping, with locations, is as follows: Azorella Peninsula heard_mosaic_1991_edit (extract of SPOT 1988/1991 image) Pageos Moraine/Kildalkey Head L713609706112001sub (extract of LANDSAT 2001 image) Hoseason Beach antc1206_r1_f13 (1987 aerial photo) Saddle Point casc9500_f38_part (extract of 1980 aerial photo) Cape Bidlingmaier compton_shag (extract of DigitalGlobe 2003 image).
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050301
Ending_Date: 20050630
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 73.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 74.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DOMINANT SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > INDIGENOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: Aerial Photography
Theme_Keyword: Gps
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Mapping
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
Access_Constraints: These data are publicly available for download from the URL given below. With regard to unrectified aerial photos and satellite imagery used for the vegetation mapping, access to these may be restricted - see details below, or contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Azorella Peninsula heard_mosaic_1991_edit (extract of SPOT 1988/1991 image) - contact AADC for access Pageos Moraine/Kildalkey Head L713609706112001sub (extract of LANDSAT 2001 image) - Search for image details at URL given below. Hoseason Beach antc1206_r1_f13 (1987 aerial photo) - Search for image details at URL given below. Saddle Point casc9500_f38_part (extract of 1980 aerial photo) - contact AADC for access Cape Bidlingmaier compton_shag (extract of DigitalGlobe 2003 image). - Search for image details at URL given below.
Use_Constraints:
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JENNIFER SCOTT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Address: University of Tasmania
Address: PRIVATE BAG 78
City: HOBART
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2205
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2989
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jenny.scott@utas.edu.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The images used for vegetation mapping are not georeferenced, therefore neither the images nor the data can currently be included in the Heard Island georeferenced vegetation dataset. This will be fixed and the data amended. Until this time, the data represent an 'interim' situation of low-resolution vegetation mapping for these areas. Resolution of the 1987 aerial photography used for Hoseason Beach is good, but is poorer for the 1980 aerial photograph used for Saddle Point. Resolution and accuracy of vegetation mapping for Azorella Peninsula, Pageos Moraine and Cape Bidlingmaier using satellite images is poor. The mapping, done with the aid of 35mm photos and field notes, gives a general impression only at this stage. No accurate field mapping overlays exist, as there is no aerial photo coverage of these areas. Improvement in resolution of the vegetation mapping must wait until more suitable coverage becomes available.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Resource_Description: HI_VEG_NON_ORTHO_VEGMAP
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/index.cfm?file_...
Access_Instructions:
Download point for the data - shapefiles, etc
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/feedback/feedback.cfm
Access_Instructions:
Australian Antarctic Data Centre feedback-request database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/satellite/display_imag...
Access_Instructions:
Pageos Moraine/Kildalkey Head - Image Database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/aerial/display_aerial_...
Access_Instructions:
Hoseason Beach antc1206_r1_f13 - Image Database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/satellite/display_imag...
Access_Instructions:
Cape Bidlingmaier compton_shag - Image Database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/ftc/index.cfm
Access_Instructions:
Search the SCAR Feature Catalogue, dataset identifiers and quality information indicators
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 1181
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?...
Access_Instructions:
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060705
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140911
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: URSULA HARRIS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3519
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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