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South Georgia Group

WU Lizong1SHEN Yan2
1 China Polar Research Center,Shanghai 200136,China2 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Sep. 2019

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Data Downloaded:45.96 MB      Citations:

Key Words:

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


The South Georgia Group is part of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It 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-54°55′33″S, 42°1′17″W-35°46′13″W. There are 425 islands, rocks and shoals in the South Georgia Group, and the main islands include: South Georgia Island, Annenkov Island, Bird Island, Cooper Island, Grass Island, and some small archipelagos, such as Willis Islands, Welcome Islands, and Pickersgill Islands. While the main islands in Willis Islands are the Main Island, Vaughan Island, and Acorn Rock. South Georgia Island is the largest island in the South Georgia Group, with the area of 3,483.49 km² and the shoreline of 1,487.98 km. The total area of the South Georgia Group is 3,522.11 km² and the coastline is 1,813.58 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 13.8 MB (Compressed to 5.56 MB in two files).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA23100100)

Data Citation:

WU Lizong, SHEN Yan. South Georgia Group[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SouthGeorgiaGroup.kmz 2124.25KB
2 SouthGeorgiaGroupshp.rar 3576.78KB