Cocos (Keeling) Islands GIS
Spot Satellite Image
Title Spot Image
Custodian Geoscience Aust Organisation (AGSO)
Jurisdiction Australia
Abstract A multi spectral spot image was used in a poster that was published by AUSLIG in 1992. This image (not the poster) was then scanned by AGSO on September 4th, 2000. Both TIFF and JPG files exist. This image was created to be used in areas (eg. center of southern atoll) where there was no orthophotography coverage.

This TIFF image is best used at a scale no less than 1:50000, zooming in past this results in a pixelated image and a loss of definition.
Search Word(s) PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGERY Multi Spectral
Geographic Extent Name(s) Cocos (Keeling) Islands Edition 1 2010 1:25000 - Geoscience Australia GEOCAT 70146
Data Currency
Beginning Date 01APR1987
Ending Date 01APR1987
Dataset Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency not planned
Stored Data Format DIGITAL - TIFF/TFW & JPG
NON DIGITAL - Hardcopy poster
Available Format Type DIGITAL - TIFF/TFW & JPG
Access Constraint See contact details below.
Data Quality
Lineage Spot satellite imagery was originally aquired in April 1987. This was then made into a poster and publised by ANZLIC in 1992. Since then the image has been scanned by AGSO (September 2000) using a high resolution drum scanner. The image is in TIFF format and has been geolocated and a TWF file created.
Positional Accuracy The TFW file was created by matching the TIFF image against the vector line work of the southern atoll. Because of the loss of definition as you zoom in on the image, the lines cannot be matched very precisely. This results in positional accuracy around 40m of reference lines.
Attribute Accuracy not applicable
Logical Consistency not applicable
Completeness Both the scan of the Spot image and the geolocation is complete and no changes or amendments are planned.
Contact Information
Contact Organisation Attorney-General's Department
Contact Position Territories
Mail Address GPO Box 594, Canberra, A.C.T 2601
Locality 111 Alinga St, Canberra
State A.C.T
Country Australia
Postcode 2601
Telephone (02) 6249 9479
Facsimile (02) 6274 8040
Electronic Mail Address
Metadata Date 24-07-2000
Additional Metadata
Projection UTM (WGS84) zone 47S