FIBDv8 20140601 locations

Records containing the names, surface area, elevation and geographical co-ordinates of all islands (with the exception of islands in freshwater bodies) in the Falkland Islands are extracted from a database (known as the Falkland Islands Biodiversity Database). All records, which correspond to points in the space, have been entered in association with the date of survey visit, surveyor's name and affiliation. A desktop assessment, for example using Google Earth or aerial photographic images, is also considered to be a 'visit'. Disclaimer: surface area and elevation are not considered to be entirely reliable and should be used with caution.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:57 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:17 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Location; positional information and services
Temporal Extent Start 2001-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage Surface area (in hectares) is derived from either Robin Woods (2001) or survey data recorded on site using GPS units or desktop estimates using Google Earth satellite imagery; elevation is derived from a spot height where this is shown on the DOS map, or from on-site GPS data. Geographical co-ordinates are the centroid point for each island, recorded in the field with a GPS or from a desktop assessment using Google Earth satellite imagery.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: FIG Environmental and Planning Department Falklands Biodiversity Database
Data Format excel
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy GPS (island location) accuracy is 5 to 10 metres. Google Earth accuracy is 10 to 20 metres
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-05-14
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-13

Dataset extent

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