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High resolution vector polylines of the Antarctic coastline - VERSION 7.6
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01677

Summary

Abstract:
Coastline for Antarctica created from various mapping and remote sensing sources, consisting of the following coast types: ice coastline, rock coastline, grounding line, ice shelf and front, ice rumple, and rock against ice shelf. Covering all land and ice shelves south of 60S. Suitable for topographic mapping and analysis. High resolution versions of ADD data are suitable for scales larger than 1:1,000,000. The largest suitable scale is changeable and dependent on the region.

Changes in v7.6 include updates to the Amery Ice Shelf front, ice shelves and glaciers east of Law Dome, and sections of coast and ice shelf around Abbot Ice Shelf and Pine Island Glacier.

Data compiled, managed and distributed by the Mapping and Geographic Information Centre and the UK Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.

Keywords:
Antarctic Digital Database, Antarctica, Land cover, Land use, Topographic mapping

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