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GPS and GIS-Based Data Collection and Image Mapping in the Antarctic Peninsula

Open-File Report 99-402

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Abstract

High-resolution satellite images combined with the rapidly evolving global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) technology may offer a quick and effective way to gather information in Antarctica. GPS- and GIS-based data collection systems are used in this project to determine their applicability for gathering ground truthing data in the Antarctic Peninsula. These baseline data will be used in a later study to examine changes in penguin habitats resulting in part from regional climate warming. The research application in this study yields important information on the usefulness and limits of data capture and high-resolution images for mapping in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
GPS and GIS-Based Data Collection and Image Mapping in the Antarctic Peninsula
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
99-402
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
24 p.