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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands


WU Lizong1SHEN Yan2
1China Polar Research Center,Shanghai 200136,China2Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.05.09.V1

Published:Sep. 2019

Visitors:151       Data Files Downloaded:3      
Data Downloaded:8.69 MB      Citations:

Key Words:

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands,Atlantic Ocean,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Falkland Islands. It belongs to the British Overseas Territory and its geo-location is 53°32′47″S-59°27′44″S, 42°1′17″W-26°16′8″W. The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands consists two parts, the South Sandwich Islands. There are 425islands in the South Georgia Group and 26 islands in the South Sandwich Islands, summing to 451 islands. Among them, the South Georgia Island in the South Georgia Group is the largest island, with the area of 3,483.49 km² and the shoreline of 1,487.98 km, followed by Montagu Island of the South Sandwich Islands, whose area is 100.51 km² and the shoreline is 45.28 km. The total area of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is 3,776.93 km² and the coastline is 2,045.33 km. The dataset was developed based on the Google Earth and related maps and references. The dataset is consisted of 17 data files and archived in the .kmz and .shp data formats with the data size of 15.5 MB (Compressed to 6.33 MB in two files).

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Data Citation:

WU Lizong,SHEN Yan.South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.05.09.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SouthGeorgia_SouthSandwichIslands.kmz 2415.92kb DownLoad
2 SouthGeorgia_SouthSandwichIslandsshp.rar 4068.59kb DownLoad
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

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