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Polar GIS Data Resources
Last Updated: February 6, 2017
PGC maintains a list of external (non-PGC) polar GIS data resources.
PGC does not directly publish many polar GIS datasets. However, there are many GIS resources available.
The list below is non-exhaustive, but is a curated list of repositories and datasets that PGC uses and recommends. PGC does not provide support for using any of these datasets.
If you are a polar GIS data provider and would like to add your data to this list, we would love to add you! Just send us a message with details.
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Antarctic Digital Database
Vector and raster GIS datasets for Antarctica including coastlines, rock outcrops, contours, hillshades, and more. Maintained by the British Antarctic Survey.
Portal URL: http://www.add.scar.org
COMPOSITE GAZETTEER OF aNTARCTICA
Antarctic placename gazetteer including named features from SCAR countries. Maintained by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy).
Portal URL: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar
SCAR MAP CATALOGUE
Historic and contemporary Antarctic maps. Maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division.
United States Geological Survey
Official United States Antarctic placenames from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Note, these names are ingested into the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Portal URL: https://geonames.usgs.gov
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