Satellite image map of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Antarctica. This map was produced for the Australian Antarctic Division by AUSLIG (now Geoscience Australia) Commercial, in Australia, in 1991. The map is at a scale of 1:50000, and was produced from multispectral space imagery SPOT 1 and SPOT 2 scenes, with some areas of photography. It is projected on a Transverse Mercator projection, and shows glaciers/ice shelves, stations/bases, refuges/depots, and gives some historical text information. The map has both geographical and UTM co-ordinates.
No satellite image data were available at the time of printing for one area of the map. Some sections of the map are produced using 1980 photography. Please see the URL link ('Heard Island image map information report').
Data source: One SPOT 1 scene, acquired 9 January 1988, and one SPOT 2 scene, acquired 31 March 1991. (GRS co-ordinates K245 J458).
Projection and Grid: Transverse Mercator, grid zone 43.
Co-ordinates: Geographical and UTM.
Horizontal datum: World Geodetic System 1984.
Magnetic Variation: 58 degrees west in 1992.
Nomenclature: Names have been approved by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia.
Contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.