Antarctic Digital Database

Antarctic Digital Database

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) ADD is a seamless compilation of topographic data for Antarctica to 60°S. The ADD is the place to get datasets such as the Antarctic coastline or contours for onward work in desktop GIS.

Version 7 was released in January 2016, and includes completely updated ice coastline and a modern, easy to use web viewer and data download interface.  Major data updates occur on a six monthly basis, minor updates and corrections are done as required.

The ADD is a service to the whole Antarctic science and logistics community, and as such we invite all users of the data to be active participants in improving its quality.   New and updated contributions from users are very welcome.  See further details on contributing feedback.

Visit the Antarctic Digital Database map viewer to visualise the available data, or see further data access options.

Peter Fretwell

Geographic Information Officer

Mapping and GIS team

Laura Gerrish

GIS & Mapping Specialist

Mapping and GIS team