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Macquarie Island Vegetation and Drainage Structure Data Set
Entry ID: MIvegmap

Abstract: The data for this map were collected as part of two ASAC projects - 488 and 956, of which Patricia Selkirk was the chief investigator. Macquarie Island (54 degrees S 159 degrees E) is a subantarctic island (c. 35km by 3 to 5km) approximately equidistant between Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. The vegetation is herbaceous, lacking shrubs and trees. Vegetation and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.49   S: -54.78   E: 158.95   W: 158.78

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selkirk, P., Adamson, D. and Harris, U.
Dataset Title: Macquarie Island Vegetation and Drainage Structure Data Set
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-09-01
Quality Completeness of coverage: 100%.

Completeness of classification: All categories generalised.
All categories could be further subdivided. Some amalgamation of areas smaller than 30-50m diameter.
Completeness of verification: 75%.
Completeness of coverage. The data coverage is complete for the entire dataset.

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

Vegetation data available in shapefile format.
Topographical data available in shapefile format.
The data are stored as geographicals on a WGS84 horizontal datum.
The data in this dataset has Dataset Id = 26.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
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 9850 8144
Fax: +61 2 9850 8245
Email: pselkirk at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
Department of Biological Sciences
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23