Our Footprint on Antarctica - Buildings, disturbanceEntry ID: AAS_5134_Antarctic_Disturbance_Footprint
Abstract: GIS shapefiles of all buildings and disturbance detected across Antarctica, manually digitised from Google Earth images. The data set includes point locations for Automated Weather Stations (AWS), lighthouses, flight routes, maintained traverse routes, camp and hut sites, historic sites and monuments, and sites of current and former stations where mapping was not possible.
The following provides ... descriptions of the attributes within the GIS layers:
'STATION' refers to the name of the Research Station or Base
'NAME' refers to a named building within a station (e.g. 'Brookes Hut' which is part of 'DAVIS' within the 'STATION' attributes.
'Ice_free' refers to if a building is located on ice or in an ice-free environment
'0' = a building on ice.
'1' = on an ice-free environment.
'STATUS' refers to the use of the buildings:
1 = Closed site
2 = Lighthouse or camp
3 = Field hut or refuge
4 = Summer/seasonal only
5 = Year round operation.
These data were the output of: Brooks, S. T., Jabour, J., van den Hoff, J. and Bergstrom, D. M. Our footprint on Antarctica competes with nature for rare ice-free land. Nature Sustainability, doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0237-y (2019).
Purpose: To provide a spatially explicit dataset to quantify and provide means of analysis for the threatening processes associated with buildings and ice-free disturbance in Antarctica.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brooks, S.T.
Dataset Title: Our Footprint on Antarctica - Buildings, disturbance
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2019-03-05
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/5ae7af0fb9fcfOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_5134_Antarctic_Disturb...
Start Date: 2005-10-01Stop Date: 2016-12-01
Quality Sources of error are identified in the Materials and Methods of Brooks et al. 2019.
This dataset is subject to periodic updates. Please contact the authors if you wish to cite the dataset as there may be a newer version available.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. This zip file contains the original data provided by Shaun as an ESRI file geodatabase and a folder of shapefiles converted from the feature classes in the geodatabase. The folder of shapefiles is provided in case someone interested in the data is unable to use an ESRI file geodatabase.
Use Constraints All use of work must cite use of the data.
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_5134... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2 MB
Distribution Format: Shapefiles
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 6232 3457
Email: stbrooks at utas.edu.au
293 Lenah Valley Road
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7008
Brooks, S. T., Jabour, J., van den Hoff, J. and Bergstrom, D. M. (2019), Our footprint on Antarctica competes with nature for rare ice-free land., Nature Sustainability, doi:doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0237-y
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20