The South Georgia GIS is a collection of topographic, management and scientific data about South Georgia, hosted by BAS on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
It is a free service to the science community, and is the place to visualise and download South Georgia-related data for onward work in desktop GIS, compiling maps and so on.
Version 3 was released in Spring 2017 and includes substantially updated topographic layers, as well as high-resolution data for Thatcher Peninsula, the Busen region, Barff Peninsula and Bird Island.
Accessing the South Georgia GIS
Contributing to the South Georgia GIS
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 Elena Field. Similarly, any new or updated data from users are welcome for potential future inclusion in the South Georgia GIS. Contact Elena as above in the first instance.
Data is licensed according to Creative Commons CC-BY – data is free to use, modify and redistribute provided the source “South Georgia GIS” is acknowledged, and that the disclaimer below is accepted.
Information in the South Georgia GIS 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, BAS would appreciate it if users could indicate in writing any errors that may be noticed. BAS is not inviting reliance on these data, and the user should always check original published sources. The information in this database is subject to change. Questions about the data should be addressed to Elena Field.