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Additional map projections now supported through Atlas of the Cryosphere WMS and WCS


Release Date: June 19, 2007

Additional map projections are now supported through the Atlas of the Cryosphere (http://nsidc.org/data/atlas/) Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS), including several northern hemisphere polar projections recently added in version 6.12 of the European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Dataset on February 8, 2007. For the full list of EPSG codes that the Atlas of the Cryosphere currently supports, see the summary table below. To request support for additional EPSG codes, please contact NSIDC User Services (nsidc@nsidc.org) to the attention of John Maurer. Note that the web interface for the Atlas of the Cryosphere employs either the northern or southern hemisphere Lambert azimuthal equal-area NSIDC EASE-Grid EPSG Codes (EPSG:3408 and EPSG:3409, respectively). For more details about accessing Atlas of the Cryosphere OGC services, click here. These international specifications provide a framework for sharing maps and geospatial data over the internet.

Northern Hemisphere:
Sample Image: EPSG Code: Map Projection Name:
EPSG:32661 WGS 84 / UPS North
EPSG:3413 WGS 84 / NSIDC Polar Stereographic North
EPSG:3411 Hughes / NSIDC Polar Stereographic North
EPSG:3408 NSIDC EASE-Grid North
EPSG:3571 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Bering Sea
EPSG:3572 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Alaska
EPSG:3573 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Canada
EPSG:3574 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Atlantic
EPSG:3575 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Europe
EPSG:3576 WGS 84 / North Pole LAEA Russia
Southern Hemisphere:
Sample Image: EPSG Code: Map Projection Name:
EPSG:32761 WGS 84 / UPS South
EPSG:3031 WGS 84 / Antarctic Polar Stereographic
EPSG:3412 Hughes / NSIDC Polar Stereographic South
EPSG:3409 NSIDC EASE-Grid South
Global:
Sample Image: EPSG Code: Map Projection Name:
EPSG:4326 WGS 84 / Latlong
EPSG:3410 NSIDC EASE-Grid Global

We welcome your feedback on this project. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact NSIDC User Services at +1.303.492.6199, nsidc@nsidc.org, or via our online contact form. The development of this map server application was supported by NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Program under contract NAS5-03099 and was developed using MapServer, an Open Source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications. The Atlas of the Cryosphere was developed by John Maurer. Future updates will continue to be announced on this RSS feed.