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Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003
Entry ID: AAT_Coastline_2003

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Abstract: The 'Australian Antarctic Territory coastline 2003' dataset is a digital vector representation of the coastline of Antarctica, between 45 to 160 degrees east, based on both the edge of permanent ice and grounding line, derived by means of remote sensing interpretation.

A 'proof of concept' methodology over a test area was carried out to compare a number of complementary remote sensing techniques, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.93   S: -82.68   E: 169.33   W: 42.72

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lorenzin, G.
Dataset Title: Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-05-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-09-25
Stop Date: 2003-07-15
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 m
Longitude Resolution: 10 m
Quality Some information was sourced from TERRA.

The Antarctic coastline has been derived mostly from Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery with a spatial resolution of 30x30m pixels. Imagery dates used ranged from 1999 to 2002, making it a consistent 'one epoch' dataset. Landsat 7 ETM+ was the preferred sensor due to its improved horizontal accuracy, as well as ... View entire text
Access Constraints Most data available to the general public for non-commercial applications. Appropriate reference to the source should be used. The vector topographic data described by this metadata record and the vector topographic data described by the 'Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2001' metadata record is available for downloading as shapefiles. See the Related URL below.

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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 may not be used for commercial applications.
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Originating Center
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 Format: shapefiles
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 6249 9401
Email: giovanna.lorenzin at
Contact Address:
PO Box 378
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05