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.
Accessing the ADD
Helpful instructions for connecting desktop GIS to WMTS services:
Contributing to the ADD
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. Any inconsistencies can be reported via the web interface (the feedback button in the top navigation bar), or to Adrian Fox. Similarly, any new or updated data from users are welcome for potential future inclusion in the ADD. Contact Adrian as above in the first instance.
Data are licensed according to Creative Commons CC-BY – data is free to use, modify and redistribute provided the source “SCAR Antarctic Digital Database” is acknowledged, and that the disclaimer below is accepted.
Information in the Antarctic Digital Database has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable but its accuracy and completeness, and the validity of the opinions based thereon, are not guaranteed. As every effort has been made to provide accurate information in this database, SCAR would appreciate it if users could indicate in writing any errors that may be noticed. SCAR is not inviting reliance on these data, and the user should always check original published data. The information in this database is subject to change. Questions about the data should be addressed to Adrian Fox