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Jamaica Island

LV Tingting1SHI Ruixiang2LIU Chuang*2
1 Aerospace Information Research Institute,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Jan. 2021

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Key Words:

Jamaica Island,Jamaica,NorthAmerica,data encyclopedia


Jamaica Islandis the third largest Island in the West Indies. It is 160 km separated from Haiti in its east, 145 km separated from Cuba in its north, and 622 km from the nearest point on the mainland of North America. The geo-location of the Jamaica Island is between17°42'20"S and 18°31'32"S, 76°10′59″W and 78°22′8″W. The total area of the Jamaica Island is 10955.91 km² based on Albers projection, and the total coastline is 1045.43 km base on Lambert projection. Located at the south eastern part of the island is Kingston – Jamaica's capital and the largest city and port. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 25 data files with data size of 2.75 MB (compressed to three data files with 1.89 KB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

LV Tingting, SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang*. Jamaica Island[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 CityandAirport.kmz 3.09KB
2 JamaicaIsland.kmz 738.21KB
3 JamaicaIslandshp.rar 1200.35KB