A free GIS package for Antarctica

Quantarctica is a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets which works with the free, cross-platform, open-source software QGIS. It includes community-contributed, peer-reviewed data from ten different scientific themes and a professionally-designed basemap. Best of all, Quantarctica is free to download and re-distribute. See what's included in Quantarctica and download it now!

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Contribute to Quantarctica

You are the one to take Quantarctica further – it's a community effort!

Please and short justifications for which datasets already available at data centres should be included in a future version of Quantarctica.

Although we welcome all contributions, we're currently most interested in data from:

  • oceanography
  • atmospheric sciences
  • geology
  • biology

We also welcome contributions of your research, such as field data, remote-sensing data, and model outputs. (We can assist with importing your data into Quantarctica – just .)

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