Antarctic icesheet polygons

Polygons for ice covered parts of the Antarctic that are not explicitly mapped as glaciers in OpenStreetMap.


These files are based on the OpenStreetMap data of land ice in the Antarctic south of -60 degrees latitude which according to the OSM mapping conventions for the Antarctic is not represented by polygons. You need the data here to properly render glaciers in the Antarctic in a map without special local adaptations to your map style. Learn more about the Antarctic Icesheet processing...

Like in case of the Land Polygons these are split into smaller polygons for easier use.

Using this data

To use this data in an OpenStreetMap based map download the shapefile below, include it as a separate layer in your map style and render it with the same fill color/pattern as used for glacier polygons. If your map style renders glaciers with an outline you also need the Antarctic icesheet outlines.

See also

Antarctic icesheet outlines · Land polygons


Download Format: Shapefile, Projection: Mercator


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