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Prince Charles Mountains Features Mapped from Landsat 7 Imagery
Entry ID: LANDSAT_PRINCE_CHARLES_MOUNTAINS_FEATURES


Summary
Abstract: Mapping of the major features of the Prince Charles Mountains (massifs, peaks, glaciers, etc), derived from a Landsat 7 image captured in November of 2001.

All features were mapped in ESRI's ArcGIS software, using the georeferenced Landsat 7 image as a backdrop.

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Description: Prince Charles Mountains Mapping Report for georeferencing the Landsat image and mapping topographic data.


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Geographic Coverage
 N: -71.0 S: -72.0  E: 67.7  W: 66.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Prince Charles Mountains Features Mapped from Landsat 7 Imagery
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2008-07-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Division
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/LANDSAT_PRINCE_CHARLES_MOUN...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-14
Stop Date: 2001-11-14


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Prince Charles Mountains
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 30 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 30 Metre(s)


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-7    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]


Quality
The features were mapped from a Landsat 7 image. The major features, the massifs, were mapped in a clockwise direction. After mapping the massifs the consistency of the Left and Right polygons, and the consistent direction of the arcs between the feature types, were maintained when mapping the features adjacent to the massifs. This ensured that the Left and Right polygon values common to more than one dataset were maintained between each dataset and that the arcs common to more than one dataset maintained the same direction between each dataset. In maintaining the consistency between the datasets the arcs for features adjacent to the massifs flow in an anticlockwise direction. All features were mapped in ESRI's ArcGIS software, using the georeferenced Landsat 7 image as a backdrop. Individual map extents were created for the extent of the mapping around each massif. The massif features were followed by the features adjacent to the massifs. Once all the features were mapped the data was converted to an ArcInfo coverage. The coverage was cleaned with a tolerance of 0.1m. ArcEdit was then used to tidy the line work. Arcs were extended where required and overshoots were deleted. The resultant coverage was built for line and polygon topology. Each polygon feature was then attributed with it's feature type. The polygons were attributed using the georeferenced image as a backdrop. Once completed each arc was attributed with the left and right polygon feature type. These attributes were recorded in the 'Feat_Left' and 'Feat_Right' attribute fields. An additional certainty attribute called 'Line_Type' was also recorded for each arc. The features were then extracted into separate feature coverages. The data was attributed according to the SCAR Feature Catalogue. The individual feature coverages were built and checked for errors. A further visual check was then performed to check the features corresponded to the Landsat 7 image. The individual feature coverages were projected to Geographicals (WGS84). A Relative Planimetic Accuracy of +/- 30m was achieved for the features mapped.


Access Constraints
These data are available for download from the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the CCBY 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=LANDSAT_... when using these data.


Keywords
Massif
Prince Charles Mountains
PCM
Landsat 7
Map
Image


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_Size: 74 kb
Distribution_Format: pdf
Fees: free

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


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08



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