Maps, Aerial Photos and Documentations
The Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy – BKG) and its predecessor, the Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie (Institute for Applied Geodesy – IfAG) has produced since 1981 maps of Antarctic regions on the basis of remote sensing data (satellite images and aerial photos) as well as of expedition results (geodetic, glaciologic, geologic, and geo-morphologic mappings), partly with national and international cooperation.
Some of the aerial photos date back to the year 1938, the earliest satellite images were taken in 1971.
Due to the decree transforming the IfAG into the BKG in 1997, these activities had to be given up.
Nevertheless, during the last years many enquiries manifested a persistent high demand for these results.
We have therefore decided to make all these maps, aerial photos and other documentations available for the public for free with indication of source (please observe the licensing conditions).
Related link: Germany's Commitment to the White Continent (Antarctic Treaty - 30 Years of Consultative Status)
Further information may be obtained at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Western Neuschwabenland and Ekströmisen
|Photogrammetric photo flights and cooperation in geodetic surveys of ice shelf kinematics||Photos|
Geodetic survey and geomorphologic-glaciologic mapping of Borgmassivet
Ekströmisen and surroundings of Georg-von-Neumayer-Station und Filchner-Station
Cooperation in glacial geodesy and photogrammetric photo flights
|1986/87||Ritscherhochland and Schelfeisfront||Aerial photography covering the mountains of Kraulberge, Borgmassiv, Sverdrupfjella and Kirwanveggen to collect and supply planification material for geo-scientific tasks, and photogrammetric flights of the ice shelf front to determine changes of form and situation|
|1988/89||Rothera-Station, Antarctic Peninsula|
Aerial photography of Adelaide Island, Grandidier Channel
|1989-1992||GARS-O'Higgins-Station, Antarctic Peninsula||Construction and testing work for the German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)||Photos|
|1995/96||Dronning Maud Land||Photos|
|from 1993 - now on||GARS-O'Higgins, Antarctic Peninsula||Operation of the geodetic observing systems||Photos|
|Originals and scientific analysis (only in German)|
|Sidelooking aerial photographs|