Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Quantarctica logo v3 nobgWe are pleased to announce the release of Quantarctica’s new version which is adapted to QGIS’s latest version 3.16. Quantarctica is a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets for research, education, operation and management in Antarctica, and let you explore, import, visualize, and share Antarctica data. It is distributed with the CC-BY4.0 license and works with a multi-platform free GIS software QIGS.

Some key benefits of the new version are (1) easy access to meta data, (2) updated user guide for the use with QGIS3.16, and (3) rich functions and tools in QGIS’s latest version, such as built-in 3D viewing capabilities.

If you are new, download (5.9 GB) from (click downloads tab), as well as QGIS software for your platform from Follow our user manual, which may take 0.5 – 1 hour.

If you are using Quantarctica version 3.1, download (2.4 MB) and carefully follow the instruction so that many small files are distributed to targeted subfolders.

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