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The Australian Antarctic Geodetic Network
Entry ID: AAGN

Abstract: The Australian Antarctic Geodetic Network (AAGN) consists of geodetic positions (latitudes and longitudes) of permanent survey marks on stable rock. The positions are computed from a network of older conventional geodetic survey observations (angles and distances) and more recent high precision GPS measurements. All observations have been adjusted in terms of the global coordinate system (the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 160.0   W: 45.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Johnston, G.M.
Dataset Title: The Australian Antarctic Geodetic Network
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Geoscience Australia
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1954-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Because the AAGN only includes geodetic sites on stable rock, the coverage is limited to such areas. In addition, the majority of the network is from Mawson to the South Prince Charles Mountains, west to Enderby Land and a spur to Davis. There are other small quantities of control in the coastal regions of the AAT and at Casey and Commonwealth Bay. The AAGN is an accumulation of geodetic survey ... View entire text
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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
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 10 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 6249 9049
Fax: +61 2 6249 9929
Email: gary.johnston at
Contact Address:
Geodetic Operations
Geoscience Australia Earth Monitoring Group (GEM)
Geoscience Australia
GPO Box 378
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24