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Islands NE of Brattstrand Bluff penguin GIS dataset
Entry ID: bratts_penguin_gis

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Abstract: Aerial photography (35mm film) of penguin colonies was acquired over some islands north east of Brattstrand Bluff islands (Eric Woehler).
The penguin colonies were traced, then digitised (John Cox), and saved as DXF-files.
Using the ArcView extension 'Register and Transform' (Tom Velthuis), The DXF-files were brought into a GIS and transformed to the appropriate islands.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.0   S: -69.0   E: 77.0   W: 77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E. and Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Islands NE of Brattstrand Bluff penguin GIS dataset
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-05-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-11-01
Stop Date: 1982-04-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality TOPIC:Planimetric accuracy of penguin colony transformations.

NOTE: The planimetric accuracy stated herein is relative to the existing GIS, coastline and penguin colony data - not 'absolute planimetric accuracy'. That is, it was assumed that the coastline and penguin colony data existing in the GIS is without error. Also, errors accumulated in the creation of the digitised penguin colonies (.DXF files) have not been considered here. The stated accuracy is an estimate - was not derived by statistical means.

Whilst a digitised colony exists on the islands north east of Brattstrand Bluff 'X', transformations have not been performed due to inappropriate GIS base-data.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL.

Stored data format: Arc/Info coverages and export files - Lost

Available format type: DXF, Jpegs and shapefiles stored as geographicals with a projection file.

Access constraint: ASCII files are available on the web. Conditions apply.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
Email: eric.woehler at
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23