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Guadalcanal Island

WANG Le1HAN Nianlong1LIU Chuang2SHI Ruixiang2
1 School of Politics & Public Administration,Hainan University,Haikou 570228,China2 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Aug. 2020

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Key Words:

Guadalcanal Island,Solomon Islands,world geography,data encyclopedia


Guadalcanal Island is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the largest and most important island in the Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal Island is 32 km separated from Tulaghi Island in the north, and 54 km separated from Malaita Island in the northeast, and 63 km separated from San Cristobal Island in the southeast, and 181 km from Rennell Island in the south. The geo-location of the Guadalcanal Island is between 9°15'1"Sand 9°56'47"S, 159°34'59"E and 160°50'0"E. The total area of the Guadalcanal Island calculated based on Albers projection is 5358.97 km², and the coastline calculated based on Lambert projection is 525.71 km. Honiara, the capital and important port of Solomon Islands is located on the North Bank of the island. There is an international airport named Guadalcanal airport to the east of Honiara. It is a tropical rainforest climate, characterized by hot all year round, and dense forest on the island. The dataset is developed based on the Global Multiple Scale Shorelines Dataset based on Google Earth images (2015), combined with relevant maps of Solomon Islands. The dataset is archived in .kmz and.shp data formats, and is composed of 22 data files with a data size of 490 KB (compressed into 3 files with 135 KB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

WANG Le, HAN Nianlong, LIU Chuang, SHI Ruixiang. Guadalcanal Island[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2020.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 GuadalcanalIsland.kmz 55.49KB
2 GuadalcanalIslandshp.rar 77.36KB
3 MajorCityandAirport.kmz 3.12KB