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

Richard D. Sanchez
1999 Antarctica A Keystone in a Changing World   unpublished
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
more » ... egional 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.
doi:10.3133/ofr99402 fatcat:reg6qmeh6jgarnxwm2m7bdicre