Summary of Map Status
Since adoption of the ASMA Management Plan in 2007 some significant operational changes have occurred at the South Pole. For example, the former geodesic dome at the station has been demolished and removed, and the new Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station has been completed. The ski-way has been shifted further from the Clean Air Sector, and there have been revisions to local arrangements for non-governmental expeditions. Moreover, as the ice sheet is shifting at a rate of ~10 m per year, the position of everything relative to the Geographical South Pole has also changed. Updates to the maps have been made in 2011 and 2016 to capture the most important of these changes.
The original maps adopted with the Management Plan in 2007 remain attached to the plan available from the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat, although users should be aware these are no longer current. These will be replaced when the formal and more comprehensive revisions to mapping are completed with the review of the Management Plan that is currently underway. The final new maps will be adopted when the revised plan is formally agreed by the Antarctic Treaty Parties. In the interim, the maps provided here are the most up-to-date available and these should be used by preference.