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XXVII SCAR, Shanghai - Standing Resolutions from GSSG GIG
STANDING RESOLUTIONS FROM THE EXPERT GROUP ON GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION
That members will apply approved SCAR geodetic and geographic standards,
specifications and guidelines in their national Antarctic programs.
That members will contribute all relevant geospatial information to SCAR
through their National Antarctic Data Centres.
That members will exchange and make freely available geodetic and
geographic data, in accordance with the Antarctic Treaty. A minimum of two
copies of maps, charts and other geographic publications shall be automatically
distributed to the Antarctic Mapping Centres of the SCAR countries.
That members will make ground control points, including photographic
identifications, and tide gauge information available on the World Wide Web
for use in other Antarctic mapping and research applications.
That members adopt the International Terrestrial Reference Frame 2000
(ITRF2000) at an epoch of 2000.0 together with the GRS80 ellipsoid, as the
geodetic datum for all Antarctic activities.
That a comprehensive web site outlining project activities, reports,
contact details and links be maintained.
That SCAR supports all relevant global science programmes through
the contributions of Antarctic geodesy and geographic information.