SCAR Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)

The ADD is a topographic database compiled from a variety of Antarctic map and satellite image sources. ADD Version 1.0 provided the international Antarctic community with a common geographic framework for a range of research applications and logistic support activities. For example, it formed the definitive geographical setting for international projects such as the RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) and Antarctic Bedrock Mapping Project (BEDMAP). Applications of ADD Version 3.0 include: Generating maps for use as insets or location maps; Creating customized maps for particular purposes; As the geographic layer in a GIS; Creating digital elevation models and perspective views (when used in conjunction with appropriate software); As a data source for ice sheet models. The database is provided as ArcInfo export files. These can be used with a wide variety of software, and data translation utilities are available. The ADD has been maintained using the ArcInfo LIBRARIAN subsystem with workstation ArcInfo, and the data are best suited for use with ArcInfo, ArcView and ArcExplorer. ADD is currently available in version 6.0.

Metadata Access
Creator Various
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2012
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact pdc(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-180.000W, -90.000S, 180.000E, -64.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1950-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z