Dataset List


Data Details

Sicily Island

SHI Ruixiang1LIU Chuang1
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Jul. 2020

Visitors:7800       Data Files Downloaded:24      
Data Downloaded:50.75 MB      Citations:

Key Words:

Sicily Island,the Mediterranean Sea,Italy,data encyclopedia


Sicily Island is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located between the Apennine Peninsula and North Africa, and is separated 3.12 km from the Apennine Peninsula by the Messina Strait in its northeast, separated 144 km from the North Africa in its southwest, and 81 km from the Gozo Island in its south. The Sicily Island belongs to the Sicilian region of Italy. Its geo-location is between 36°38′48″N and 38°18′5″N, 12°25′27″E and 15°39′11″E. The Sicily Island is like an isosceles trapezoid with the short base on the west side and the longer base on the east side. In the northeastern of the Sicily Island, there is Mount Etna, which is the largest and most active volcano in Europe. The area of the Sicily Island is 25,439.42 km² under the Albers projection, and the coastline is 1,460.19 km under the Lambert projection. The dataset was developed based on the Global Multiple Scale Shorelines Dataset Based on Google Earth Images (2015), and maps and references related to Italy. The dataset is consisted of 17 data files and archived in .kmz and .shp data formats with the data size of 6.21 MB (Compressed to 4.22 MB in two data files).Browse

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang. Sicily Island[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2020.

SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang. Sicily Island [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2020, 4(3): 295-296.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SicilyIsland.kmz 1636.91KB
2 SicilyIslandshp.rar 2693.67KB