China Maps Antarctica at Unprecendented Resolution

by Matt Ball on October 27, 2009

Chinese scientists are working on a map of Antarctica that they claim will be the world’s first land cover map of the continent. The map is based on 1,073 Landsat images from 1999 to 2002 as well as field work in the region. The precision of the map is said to be at 15 meters resolution, which would be 20 times greater than current maps. The map will provide useful for gauging climate change and for monitoring land cover change on the continent.

Read more about this effort in this feature from China View.

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Kirk Kuykendall October 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

I wonder how this will look in a Mercator projection (used by Google Maps and Bing).

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