Heard Island Vegetation GIS DatasetEntry ID: heard_vegetation_gis
Abstract: Heard Island and McDonald Islands, vegetation layer.
This is a polygon dataset stored in the Geographical Information System (GIS).
The data represents approximately the areas of vegetation cover on these islands.
Start Date: 1988-01-09Stop Date: 2000-12-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality It appears the data were initially digitised off the Heard Island satellite image map, published in 1991. The data were a line layer in MapInfo format. Later (approx. 1998) the data were converted into a polygon ArcInfo coverage. The layer was also clipped to match the AMBIS Heard Island coastline, but not clipped to take into account lakes.
The data were edited by eye in 2001 using areas sketched by Jenny Scott on 1:50000 maps of Heard Island and on a figure of McDonald Island in a paper (Jenkin, J. F. 1997 Vegetation of the McDonald Islands, sub-Antarctic. Polar Biology. 18: 260-272.). Jenny's sketches were based on the Heard Island satellite image map and her field work 1986/87, 1987/88 and October-November 2000.
Access Constraints Stored data format: ArcView shapefile
Available format type: ArcView shapefile. Stored as geographicals with a projection file.
Access constraint: ArcView shapefile is available on the web. Conditions apply.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Must be cited properly. Usually mapped to a Universal Transverse Mercator projection, Zone 43.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3519
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: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23