Browser-based web applications and tools providing access to polar data.
It is highly recommended that you have the latest version of your browser. Many of these applications will not work with Internet Explorer 9 or below.
Many of the web applications are best viewed on desktop, especially if you are looking to browse and download data.
PGC User Account
Many of the web applications below require an account with the PGC as they may contained licensed data or provide services to PGC core users only.
An account with the PGC is required to request any licensed data via the applications.
Request a new account here.
The Federal Researcher Imagery Download & Geodata Exploration (FRIDGE) System is a portal for PGC core users to search, preview, and request PGC data products.
FRIDGE is currently under development with the first two phases inaugurated. As of the beginning of 2019, the PGC updated its authentication system integrating multiple accounts into a single sign on system. Since May 2019, the new PGC account provides access to the PGC Imagery Viewers and our FTP network.
PGC Imagery viewers
Browser-based mapping application for viewing polar data layers including PGC’s 50 cm imagery mosaics for Antarctica and the Arctic.
A login is required to view this application.
PGC Map Catalog
Browse and download thousands of scanned and georeferenced historical and contemporary polar maps.
More information is available on the Maps page.
Lightweight web application for converting geographic coordinates between different formats.
Esri has developed a web application, ArcticDEM Explorer, to browse and download ArcticDEM elevation data.
Visualize the ArcticDEM dataset, apply basic change detection and analysis, and search the index.
PGC ArcGIS Online
View the PGC’s ArcGIS Online page for access to many of PGC’s geospatial data services, available to view in an ArcGIS.com map or desktop GIS (ArcMap, QGIS).
A login is required to view some items.
COMNAP Data Dashboard
Management interface for Managers of National Antarctic Programs to edit information (including AFIM) in the COMNAP database.
To gain access, contact the COMNAP Secretariat.
Map-based browse interface for Antarctic cosmogenic-nuclide exposure sample data.
This app was developed by PGC in collaboration with Greg Balco at the Berkeley Geochronology Center.
As part of the Rapid Ice Sheet Change Observatory (RISCO), the RapidIce Viewer web application provides multi-resolution, multi-temporal satellite imagery for select outlet glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
This app was developed by PGC in collaboration with Ian Howat at The Ohio State University.