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Isle of Lewis

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


Published:Nov. 2020

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Key Words:

Isle of Lewis,Outer Hebrides Islands,Scotland,United Kingdom,data encyclopedia


Isle of Lewis is located at 37.89 km separated from Scotland of United Kingdom in its southeast. It is the largest island in the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland. Its geo-location is between 57°43′39″N and 58°30′59″N, 7°8′11″W and 6°8′6″W. The area of the Isle of Lewis is 2169.36km² based on the Albers projection, and the coastline is 934.16 km long based on the Lambert projection. Stornoway, located at the eastern coast of the island, is the main city. The dataset includes the boundary data and the main settlement data. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 26 data files with data size of 5.29MB (compressed to three data files with 2.22 MB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110,2020)

Data Citation:

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


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      [3] The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Lewis and Harris. Encyclop?dia Britannica. Access date: November 23, 2020.
     [4] Liu, C., Shi, R. X., Zhang, Y. H., et al. Global Multiple Scale Shorelines Dataset Based on Google Earth Images (2015) [DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019. DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.04.13.V1.
     [5] Liu, C., Shi, R. X., Zhang, Y. H., et al. 2015: How many islands (isles, rocks), how large land areas, and how long of shorelines in the world? —Vector data based on Google Earth images [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(2): 124–148. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.02.03.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 Lewis.kmz 867.36KB
2 Lewisshp.rar 1408.08KB
3 Stornoway.kmz 2.99KB