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Platcha Topographic Mapping
Entry ID: platcha


Summary
Abstract: Digital Photogrammetric Map Data of the Platcha Region taken from 1:8000, January 1998 aerial photography. Data Layers include coast, contour, dyke, lakes, spot_ht, topoline, topopoly and toposurf.

These data were collected in order to study the site for the potential location of a wind turbine.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -68.4 S: -68.6  E: 78.6  W: 78.4

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Platcha Topographic Mapping
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/platcha


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-05-13
Stop Date: 1999-08-28


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]


Quality
Data was mapped from 1:8000-colour aerial photography captured on 31 January 1998. Photography controlled from surveyed ground points supplied by AAD. Photo Control accuracy is 0.1% of flying height or better. The data were captured using a Zeiss P2 analytical stereo plotter and Microstation version 5 on a Universal Transverse Mercator grid. The polygon data were edited, cleaned and polygonized using Arc/Info. Maximum fuzzy tolerance for cleaning was 0.01 metres. The data were also generalised using a tolerance of 0.01 metres. All attributes (feature classifications and heights) were derived from the aerial photography.

The value tests for the data set included a test for spatial accuracy and data completeness (including line and point errors), a test of valid values against the data model and a visual check to hard copy material.

All lake boundaries and the entire coastline were mapped along with other listed features. Listed features include boundaries of bedrock, scree, continental ice, rock and ice cliffs, streams, lakes, melt lakes, melt streams, refuges, ridge lines, spot heights and snow covered areas.


Access Constraints
Data stored as Arc/Info coverages and export files and ASCII files. Stored as geographicals with a projection file. ASCII files are available from the web. Conditions apply.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=platcha when using these data.


Keywords
wind
photogrammetry


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: shapefiles
Fees: free


Personnel
URSULA HARRIS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3519
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02



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