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Maps, data & imagery

In collaboration with the Polar Geospatial Center, the TAM Camp Committee has organized relevant maps, geospatial data, satellite imagery, and aerial photographs for the proposed sites and locations within the Transantarctic Mountains.

Web Applications

PGC Imagery Viewers

The Polar Geospatial Center has built web-mapping applications to view imagery, maps, and other data for the polar regions. The Antarctic Imagery viewer displays high-resolution imagery for the entire Transantarctic Mountains from DigitalGlobe, Inc. and GeoEye, Inc.

An account is required with the PGC to view the high-resolution layers, with proof of current National Science Foundation award status. If you are proposing a grant for work in the Transantarctic Mountains, you may be eligible for access. For more information, visit the PGC Imagery Viewers, request a new account, or contact PGC Director Paul Morin at lpaul@umn.edu.

PGC Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) Web Map

PGC TMA Flightline Viewer

Search for historic TMA flightlines by geography, flightline number, or region. All photocenter locations have been roughly geolocated. Users can click a photocenter to view or download oblique and vertical air photos. Bookmark this link for quick access.

PGC Coordinate Converter

A simple online tool for converting geographic coordinates. Bookmark this link for quick access.

Maps

Reference Maps

Central Transantarctic Mountains 1:1,000,000 satellite map (PGC)
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TAM Camp Proposed Sites overview map (PGC)
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Darwin Glacier Camp 1:125,000 satellite map (PGC)
(please contact the PGC for download)
Nimrod Glacier Camp 1:125,000 satellite map (PGC)
(please contact the PGC for download)
Scott Glacier Camp 1:125,000 satellite map (PGC)
(please contact the PGC for download)
Shackleton Glacier Camp 1:125,000 satellite map (PGC)
View Map (please contact the PGC for download)
Carlyon Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
View Map (map temporarily unavailable)
Geologists Range 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Liv Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Mount Blackburn 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Mount Rabot 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Nimrod Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Ross Ice Shelf 1:1,000,000 sketch map (USGS)
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Shackleton Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
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Geologic Maps

Mount Blackburn 1:250,000 geologic map (USGS)
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Mount Rabot 1:250,000 geologic map (USGS)
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Geologic Map of Antarctica: Ohio Range to Liv Glacier (AGS)
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Geologic Map of Antarctica: Shackleton Coast (AGS)
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Geologic Map of Antarctica: Terra Nova Bay to McMurdo Sound Area (AGS)
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Geologic Map of Antarctica: Western Queen Maud Mountains (AGS)
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Geology of the Scott-Reedy Glaciers Area (University of Texas)
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Geospatial Data

The datasets available below will continue to grow as the TAM Camp site is selected. We will offer various forms of usage including Web Mapping Services (WMS) or ArcMap layers and downloads as Esri shapefiles or Google Earth KMZs.

TAM Camp Proposed Sites

Locations of the proposed sites in the Transantarctic Mountains. Source: Kathy Licht, IUPUI.
Sites (point):  SHP  |  KMZ
100 nautical mile radius (polygon):  SHP

Web Mapping Services

Please contact the PGC for more information if you would like to use Web Mapping Services or ArcGIS web service layers in your mapping application or desktop software.

Imagery

Aerial Photography

Find aerial photography by spatial location. The PGC has digitized and roughly located the flightlines and photo centers for the Antarctic TMA Aerial Photograhy. The photo center data includes preview images and links to download high-resolution digital scans of USGS aerial photography. Source: United States Geological Survey.

Visit PGC's aerial photography page for downloads & descriptions.

High Resolution Satellite Imagery

High resolution satellite imagery is available to United States' federally-funded researchers and logistics staff in the Antarctic and Arctic. Please contact the Polar Geospatial Center for more information on this resource.

Other Imagery Datasets

  • Landsat Imagery Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA): LIMA homepage
  • 250 meter MODIS "hole-filler" for Antarctica, south of 82°S. Source: Polar Geospatial Center. GeoTIFF
  • RADARSAT SAR Mosaic of Antarctica: RADARSAT homepage
  • RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model: RAMP homepage