Antarctica is a unique continent in many respects. It is the coldest continent on Earth, with the record low temperature of -89.2 degrees Celsius recorded at Russia's Vostok station on 7th July 1983. There are no permanent inhabitants and the landmass is primarily covered by ice. The closest continent to Antarctica, South America, is more than 1,000km away. A project based on cooperation between Canadian researchers and the Antarctic scientific community aims to improve knowledge in the fields of integrating and presenting geospatial information. An emerging spatial data infrastructure for the Antarctic region will be used to support a cybercartographic atlas of Antarctica.

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Taylor, D.R, & Pulsifer, P.L. (Peter L.). (2004). Cybercartographic atlas of Antarctica: Cartographic theory and SDI in Antarctic science.