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Standing Resolutions from XXV SCAR
Concepcion, Chile, 20 - 24 July 1998


1. That members will apply approved SCAR geodetic and geographic standards, specifications and guidelines in their national Antarctic programs (noting that the standards, specifications and guidelines in the 1994 Standing Resolutions will continue to apply until superseded).


2. That members will contribute all relevant information to SCAR directories of Antarctic geodetic and geographic information.

Information Exchange

3. That members will exchange and make freely available geodetic and geographic data, in accordance with the Antarctic Treaty. Two copies of maps, charts and other geographic publications shall be automatically distributed to the Antarctic Mapping Centres of the SCAR countries.

Ground Control Points

4. That members will make ground control point information, including photographic identifications, available on the World Wide Web for use in other Antarctic mapping and research applications.

Geodetic Reference Frame

5. That members adopt the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) as a basic geodetic reference frame in Antarctica, and the GRS80 ellipsoid for the precise computation of geographical coordinates.


6. That whenever possible, national representation at Working Group meetings should include both geodetic and geographic information specialists.