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Nelly Island Adelie Penguin Colonies, Vector GIS Layer
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_AAT_NI_ADPE_Colonies

Abstract: An ArcGIS shapefile layer showing the extent of all extant Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) colonies at Nelly Island, Windmill Islands, December, 1990.

The colony boundaries were digitised from Linhof aerial photographs (ANTC1219, run 53, frames 5-7) that were georeferenced to the Windmill Islands Topopoly GIS dataset.

Data quality cannot be accurately assessed. Errors in the georeferencing ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.23   S: -66.23   E: 110.2   W: 110.17
Min Altitude: 0 METRES Max Altitude: 40 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E. and Bricher, P.K.
Dataset Title: Nelly Island Adelie Penguin Colonies, Vector GIS Layer
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-10-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-12-17
Stop Date: 1990-12-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 10 Metre(s)
Quality The positional accuracy of this dataset cannot be fully assessed. It was created by georeferencing aerial photographs to the Windmill Islands Topopoly Dataset and then digitising the colonies in those photographs.

The metadata for the Windmill Islands Topopoly Dataset states: 'Owing to surface conditions at the time of the photography some small features may not be present or may be ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 47.7 Mb
Distribution Format: Shapefile, images
Fees: free
Email: eric.woehler at
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08