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Maliku Atoll


LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1CHEN Lijun2SHEN Yan1
1Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2National Geomatics Center of China,Beijing 100830,China

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.02.17.V1

Published:Feb. 2019

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Key Words:

Maliku Atoll,Minicoy Islands,Lakshadweep Archipelago,Laccadive Islands,India,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

The Maliku Atoll, also called as Minicoy Islands, is located at Laccadive Sea. It belongs to the Lakshadweep District of Union Territory of Lakshadweep of India, and it is located in southernmost of Lakshadweep archipelago. The Maliku Atoll is separated by the Eight Degree Chanel from Thuraakunu Island of Maldives 129 km at its south. The northwest area of Maliku Atoll is Minicoy reef and lagoon, and Minicoy Islands are located in its south and east area. The geo-location of Minicoy Islands is 8°15′56″N-8°19′30″N, 73°0′38″E-73°4′43″E, including two islands. The main island is Minicoy Island with area of 4.70 km², located at the eastern and southeastern of the Atoll, and the Viringili Island lies in the southwestern part of the Atoll. The total area of Minicoy Islands is 4.73 km², and the total coastline is 25.62 km. The dataset was developed based on the Google Earth and related maps and references. The dataset is consisted of 15 data files and archived in the .kmz and shp data formats with the data size of 62.1 KB (Compressed to 27.2 KB in two files).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang,SHI Ruixiang,CHEN Lijun,SHEN Yan.Maliku Atoll[DB/OL].Global Change Data Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.02.17.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MalikuAtoll.kmz 7.74KB
2 MalikuAtollshp.rar 19.52KB
Co-Sponsors

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Geographical Society of China

Parteners

Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Digital Linchao GeoMuseum