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Products, Tools, Links and Publications of interest to the Antarctic Geographic Information Community

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For information on non-SCAGI products and tools, click on the Links dropdown.


SCAR Antarctic Digital Database (ADD website)

A compilation of the best international topographic mapping for Antarctica at scales between 1:250,000 and 1:10 M that can be viewed on a range of vector and satellite image backdrops. The underlying data can be downloaded free of charge in a range of formats for onward work in desktop GIS.


SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA website)

A searchable database of all Antarctic place-names from each country active in Antarctica.


SCAR Map Catalogue (MapCat website)

This catalogue of international maps for Antarctica is compiled and maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division Data Centre. It contains entries for over 5000 hard copy maps from 26 countries and about 1000 digital maps from five countries. Some maps are available for download at full resolution, but the majority have only a low-resolution quicklook and metadata including contact information to access them.


SCAR Air Operations Planning Maps Series (Air Ops website)

A series of maps at 1:1M scale, together with a continent over-view map, to support Air Operations planning. The maps are compiled collaboratively by Belgium (in cooperation with Australia for one map), Norway, the UK and USA. The maps and digital data are freely available for download.

 

+ Publications

Update 29 July 2020:

The process of uploading national reports and SCAGI meeting reports is ongoing.

National reports submitted to SCAGI meetings, along with some product reports, are held in the following folder:
Folder National Reports to SCAGI  


SCAGI Meetings

 


SCAGI Reports to SCAR Delegates and Executive Committee Meetings

 

+ Links

Other useful products and tools:


Arctic Web Map  (AWM website)

A web-based GIS providing access to environmental information and human activity in the Arctic, layered on a topographic mapping backdrop. The map is a useful planning tool for Arctic research projects and all of the base data is available to download.


Antarctic Peninsula Information Portal (APIP) (APIP website)

A web-based GIS providing access to environmental and Antarctic Treaty information for the Antarctic Peninsula region layered on topographic mapping and satellite image backdrops. It includes place names in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer.  The underlying data is available for free download in a variety of formats. Managed by British Antarctic Survey on behalf of the Polar Regions Department of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


CCAMLR GIS  (CCAMLR GIS website)

The CCAMLR GIS provides a state-of-the-art, web-based repository for managing and providing access to spatial data for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Initially developed and populated with data at BAS, it is now maintained by CCAMLR staff in Hobart.


Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA)   (LIMA website)

A seamless mosaic of Landsat-7 images of Antarctica, acquired between 1999 and 2003. Compiled by BAS, NASA and US Geological Survey. It provides cloud-free coverage of the whole continent and is available as natural colour and false colour mosaics and with a range of contrast stretches. GIS-compatible image data can be downloaded from the LIMA website or through the ADD.


Polar View  (Polar View website)

Polar View delivers access to recent satellite radar images of sea ice density and distribution, and sea ice charts, for the Southern Ocean and Arctic regions. Image data can be downloaded in a range of formats and optimised for low-bandwidth links. The images are also very useful for ice-shelf fronts and internal structure.


Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA)  (REMA website)

A high resolution, time-stamped Digital Surface Model (DSM) of Antarctica at 8-metre spatial resolution. It is constructed from hundreds of thousands of individual stereoscopic Digital Elevation  Models (DEM) extracted from pairs of sub-meter resolution DigitalGlobe satellite imagery licensed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, with most data collected in 2015 and 2016. Available for free download from US Polar Geospatial Center.


UK Antarctic Place-names Committee  (APC website)

A web-based, searchable map of the British Antarctic Territory and SGSSI place-name gazetteers, giving information on the location and description of the feature. Each of the place-name datasets is available to download. There is also information on how to propose new place-names, the role of the UK-APC, and links to other Antarctic place-naming organisations.

For information on non-SCAGI products and tools, click on the Links dropdown.


SCAR Antarctic Digital Database (ADD website)

A compilation of the best international topographic mapping for Antarctica at scales between 1:250,000 and 1:10 M that can be viewed on a range of vector and satellite image backdrops. The underlying data can be downloaded free of charge in a range of formats for onward work in desktop GIS.


SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA website)

A searchable database of all Antarctic place-names from each country active in Antarctica.


SCAR Map Catalogue (MapCat website)

This catalogue of international maps for Antarctica is compiled and maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division Data Centre. It contains entries for over 5000 hard copy maps from 26 countries and about 1000 digital maps from five countries. Some maps are available for download at full resolution, but the majority have only a low-resolution quicklook and metadata including contact information to access them.


SCAR Air Operations Planning Maps Series (Air Ops website)

A series of maps at 1:1M scale, together with a continent over-view map, to support Air Operations planning. The maps are compiled collaboratively by Belgium (in cooperation with Australia for one map), Norway, the UK and USA. The maps and digital data are freely available for download.

 

Other useful products and tools:


Arctic Web Map  (AWM website)

A web-based GIS providing access to environmental information and human activity in the Arctic, layered on a topographic mapping backdrop. The map is a useful planning tool for Arctic research projects and all of the base data is available to download.


Antarctic Peninsula Information Portal (APIP)  (APIP website)

A web-based GIS providing access to environmental and Antarctic Treaty information for the Antarctic Peninsula region layered on topographic mapping and satellite image backdrops. It includes place names in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer.  The underlying data is available for free download in a variety of formats. Managed by British Antarctic Survey on behalf of the Polar Regions Department of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


CCAMLR GIS  (CCAMLR GIS website)

The CCAMLR GIS provides a state-of-the-art, web-based repository for managing and providing access to spatial data for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Initially developed and populated with data at BAS, it is now maintained by CCAMLR staff in Hobart.


Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA)   (LIMA website)

A seamless mosaic of Landsat-7 images of Antarctica, acquired between 1999 and 2003. Compiled by BAS, NASA and US Geological Survey. It provides cloud-free coverage of the whole continent and is available as natural colour and false colour mosaics and with a range of contrast stretches. GIS-compatible image data can be downloaded from the LIMA website or through the ADD.


Polar View  (Polar View website)

Polar View delivers access to recent satellite radar images of sea ice density and distribution, and sea ice charts, for the Southern Ocean and Arctic regions. Image data can be downloaded in a range of formats and optimised for low-bandwidth links. The images are also very useful for ice-shelf fronts and internal structure.


Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA)  (REMA website)

A high resolution, time-stamped Digital Surface Model (DSM) of Antarctica at 8-metre spatial resolution. It is constructed from hundreds of thousands of individual stereoscopic Digital Elevation  Models (DEM) extracted from pairs of sub-meter resolution DigitalGlobe satellite imagery licensed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, with most data collected in 2015 and 2016. Available for free download from US Polar Geospatial Center.


UK Antarctic Place-names Committee  (APC website)

A web-based, searchable map of the British Antarctic Territory and SGSSI place-name gazetteers, giving information on the location and description of the feature. Each of the place-name datasets is available to download. There is also information on how to propose new place-names, the role of the UK-APC, and links to other Antarctic place-naming organisations.

Update 29 July 2020:

The process of uploading national reports and SCAGI meeting reports is ongoing.

National reports submitted to SCAGI meetings, along with some product reports, are held in the following folder:
Folder National Reports to SCAGI  


SCAGI Meetings

 


SCAGI Reports to SCAR Delegates and Executive Committee Meetings

 

The Chief Officers of SCAGI are Adrian Fox and Jean-Yves Pirlot.

Adrian Fox webDr. Adrian Fox

+44 1223/221400
ajfo(at)bas.ac.uk

Head of the Mapping and Geographic Information Centre
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
UK - CB3 0ET CAMBRIDGE

Jean Yves Pirlot webJean-Yves Pirlot

+32 475/45.39.90
Jean-Yves.Pirlot(at)ign.be

Deputy Director General - Belgian Mapping Agency IGN
Avenue de Cortenbergh 115
BE - 1000 Bruxelles

 

National Representatives

Remarks are welcome at jean-yves.pirlot(at)ign.be

Name, First Name Country Email Address
AI, Songtao China ast(at)whu.edu.cn
Arigony, Jorge Brazil arigony(at)gmail.com
Baroni, Carlo Italy carlo.baroni(at)unipi.it
Blick, Graeme New Zealand gblick(at)linz.govt.nz
Casey, Kimberly USA Kcasey(at)usgs.gov
Cimbaro, Sergio Argentina scimbaro(at)ign.gob.ar
de Sousa, David France david.de-sousa(at)taaf.fr
Doi, Koichiro Japan doi(at)nipr.ac.jp
Evdokimova, Ekaterina Russia evdokimova_ea(at)rosreestr.ru
Fedchuk, Andriy Ukraine fedchuk(at)uac.gov.ua
Fox, Adrian United Kingdom a.fox(at)bas.ac.uk
Fretwell, Peter United Kingdom ptf(at)bas.ac.uk
Haas, Antonie Germany Antonie.Haas(at)awi.de
Harris, Ursula Australia Ursula.Harris(at)aad.gov.au
Jana, Ricardo Chile rjana(at)inach.cl
Jawak, Shridhar India shridhar.jawak(at)ncaor.gov.in
Jin, Young Keun South Korea ykjin(at)kopri.re.kr
Kelleher, Cole USA kell1026(at)umn.edu
Lee, Joohan South Korea joohan(at)kopri.re.kr
Li, Fei China fli(at)whu.edu.cn
López, Jerónimo Spain jeronimo.lopez(at)uam.es
Lyubomir, Ivanov Bulgaria apcbg(at)yahoo.com
Makinen, Jaakko Finland jaakko.makinen(at)nls.fi
Melvaer, Yngve Norway yngve(at)npolar.no
Mendes, Claudio Wilson Brazil geoclaudio(at)yahoo.com.br
Miura, Hideki Japan miura(at)nipr.ac.jp
Morán, Olemedo Ecuador inocar(at)inocar.mil.ec
Morin, Paul USA lpaul(at)umn.edu   
Mukhin, Andrey Russia Mukhin_AY(at)rosreestr.ru
Nývlt, Daniel Czech Republic daniel.nyvlt(at)seznam.cz
Parica, Pedro Argentina toponimia(at)hidro.gov.ar
Payne, Roger USA rpayne(at)usgs.gov
Pirlot, Jean-Yves Belgium jean-yves.pirlot(at)ign.be
Pulsifer, Peter Canada pulsifer(at)nsidc.org
Rodríguez Cielos, Ricardo Spain ricardo.rodriguez(at)upm.es
Shaw, Wendy New Zealand wshaw(at)linz.govt.nz
Sjöberg, Lars Sweden sjoberg(at)infra.kth.se 
Spitaels, Frédérique Belgium frederique.spitaels(at)ign.be
Thérond, Laetitia France laetitia.therond(at)taaf.fr
   
Former Delegates, still interested  
Brolsma, Henk Australia dokkum47(at)gmail.com
Calvarin, Elisabeth France e-calvarin(at)wanadoo.fr
Cervellati, Roberto Italy roberto.cervellati(at)enea.pnra.it
Hothem, Larry USA Lhothem(at)localnet.com and Lhothem(at)usgs.gov