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Hokkaido Island

CHEN Wenbo1,2DOKO Tomoko1,2SHI Ruixiang3LIU Chuang3
1 Keio Research Institute at SFC,Keio University,Fujisawa 2520882,Japan2 Nature & Science Consulting Co. Ltd.,Yokohama 2310032,Japan3 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Dec. 2019

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Key Words:

Hokkaido Island,Japan,data encyclopedia


Hokkaido Island is located at northern Japan, east of Asia continent. It is the island among Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. It is 42 km separated from Sakhalin Island by the Zonggu Strait (also known the Soya Strait) in the north, and 19 km from the Honshu Island by Tsugaru Strait in the south, and separated from Kuril Islands in the northeast. It is administrated by the Hokkaido county of Japan. The geolocation of Hokkaido Island is between 41°23′51″N and 45°31′23″N, 139°45′55″E and 145°49′02″E. Hokkaido Island is approximately diamond-shaped with a length of 413 km from north to south and 508 km from east to west. Due to its special location at the seismic belt of Pacific Rim, earthquakes are frequent in the Hokkaido Island. Besides numerous earthquakes, the volcanoes are still considered active too. The area of Hokkaido Island is 77635.37 km², and the coastline is 3,753.26 km. The dataset of Hokkaido Island was developed based on the Google Earth satellite images in 2015 and related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, consists of 17 data files with data size of 6.53 MB (compressed to two data files with 4.36 MB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

CHEN Wenbo, DOKO Tomoko, SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang. Hokkaido Island[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

Chen, W. B., Doko, T., Shi, R. X., et al. Hokkaido Island, Japan [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(4): 396–397. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.04.14.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 HokkaidoIsland.kmz 1495.18KB
2 HokkaidoIslandshp.rar 2976.88KB