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Macquarie Island Quickbird Image (2 November 2010) orthorectification
Entry ID: Macquarie_Quickbird_2Nov2010

Abstract: The Quickbird (2 Nov 2010) images purchased by the AAD in May 2011 were orthorectified to correct for geometric distortions caused by relief displacement. Additionally, for change detection analysis the Quickbird images were co-registered to the Quickbird (15 Mar2005) imagery of Macquarie Island (satellite imagery catalogue 457).
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Description: Download point for the pdf document - PDF report Orthorectification report for Macquarie Island Quickbird image-2 November2010. This report is also part of the Macquarie Island Remote Sensing Project 2011.

Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.64   S: -54.8   E: 158.9   W: 158.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bender, A.
Dataset Title: Macquarie Island Quickbird Image (2 November 2010) orthorectification
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-10-02
Stop Date: 2010-10-02
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality DigitalGlobe Quickbird specifications states a geometric accuracy of 23m at nadir(CE90). The Quickbird 2 November 2010 image has a cloudcover of 7.9 percent and off nadir-angle of 17 degrees. The image was orthorectified with ENVI 4.3 software using satellite RPC data and elevation data from the AIRSAR DEM (5 metre grid of Macquarie Island. Additionally, for change detection analysis the image was co-registered to the Quickbird (15 Mar2005) imagery of Macquarie Island. With this orthorectification process the large-scale relief distortions are removed from the image resulting in higher geometric accuracies. Data resolution 0.65m
Access Constraints The image is licensed to the Australian Antarctic Division, Geoscience Australia, Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania, Macquarie University and the University of Tasmania (UTAS). For access to the image, you must be part of the licensing agreement. Contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (

A pdf document containing more information about the project is available for download at the provided URL.
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: DVD
Distribution Size: 4 GB
Distribution Format: ENVI band sequential format (.bsq)
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23