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Maps of the Antarctic

Whether you are a scientist working in the field or just visiting the Antarctic continent it is more than likely you will need maps. Maps of how to get to where you are working and maps to tell you about the area you are working in. In the UK we take the availability of maps for granted — if you need a new map you go out and buy one. However, in the Antarctic, things are not so easy. Often one of the first things that must be done when starting a science project is to produce the map or to bring an existing map up to date. This is the role of the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC)

Antarctic related mapping resources: