This dataset resulted from a GPS survey of contaminants at the abandoned Wilkes station, Windmill Islands, Antarctica in January, February 1999. The survey was carried out by Nadia Babicka of Macquarie University in collaboration with Dr Ian Snape of the Australian Antarctic Division.
Assistance was provided by David Smith of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre in converting Nadia's GPS data to ... GIS format and creating an interactive map to display the data.
The zip file available for download from this metadata record includes:
1 A readme file outlining its contents;
2 An ArcMap 9.2 document displaying Nadia's data against a background of topographic data;
3 A folder of photos taken by Nadia. These photos are linked in the ArcMap document to the point, line and polygon features collected by Nadia.
The topographic data displayed in the ArcMap document is from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's GIS database. The AADC also has an orthophoto of Clark Peninsula which could be used as background in the ArcMap document. Submit a request at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/requests/request.cfm if you would like a copy of the orthophoto.
A more recent survey was carried out by Kirstie Fryirs of Macquarie University in 2010. Refer to the metadata record with ID 'ASAC_1163_WilkesGIS_2010'.