Search Help
Georectification of IKONOS image, January 2004, Heard Island
Entry ID: SIC_266_267_georectification

Abstract: NOTE - this record has been superseded by "SIC_266_267_ortho", which describes a more recent orthorectification of the same two images.

Two IKONOS 2004 images (SIC 266 and 267) were chosen as the base images for the AAS2939 change detection project. The reason for choosing these images where that they were the earliest very high resolution (VHR) image with the least amount of cloud cover for which DGPS GCPs are available and identified on the image by Jenny Scott. The importance of having a base image to register all other images to is to allow change detection between images.
The 2004 IKONOS image was resampled to a 0.6m resolution, in order to match the resolution of the Quickbird images (for future rectification and change detection).
Related URL
Description: Download point for the report

Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.9   S: -53.3   E: 73.9   W: 73.2

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: LUcieer, A. and Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Georectification of IKONOS image, January 2004, Heard Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2009-06-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-17
Stop Date: 2004-01-25
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.6 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 0.6 Metre(s)
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality The two images were pansharpened (algorithm unknown) by a contractor in March 2004. The image of the Spit was not included in order to reduce the size of the final image and to reduce processing time.
The two images were then mosaicked together by A. Lucieer in May 2006 using ENVI. The image was orthorectified with the 2002 RADARSAT DEM (metadata ID: heard_dem_radarsat02) and GCPs collected ... View entire text
Access Constraints A PDF document providing further details is available for download from the provided URL.

Access to the image itself is limited owing to copyright issues. Contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre for details and further information.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 77 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2140
Email: arko.lucieer at
Contact Address:
Private Bag 76
University of Tasmania
School Of Geography
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20