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Vava’u Group


SHI Ruixiang1LIU Chuang1CHEN Lijun2
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 National Geomatics Center of China,Beijing 100830,China

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2022.04.09.V1

Published:Apr. 2022

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Key Words:

Vava’u Group,Tonga,Oceania,Pacific Ocean,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

Vava’u Group is the northern archipelago of the kingdom of Tonga, in the Oceania and western of South Pacific. The geo-location is between 18°00′43″S and 19°10′46″S,173°54′08″W and 174°51′02″W. It consists of 131 islands, they are Vava'u Island, Pangaimotu Island, Kapa Island, Hunga Island, Nuapapu Island, Koloa Island, Ovaka Island, Ofu Island, etc. The area of the minimum island is 96 m², and the largest one is the Vava’u Island with 97.64 km². The total area of the Vava’u Group is 163.70 km² based on the Albers projection, and the perimeter of the islands is 368.27 km. The dataset was developed based on Google Earth images around 2015. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 17 data files with data size of 1.98 MB (compressed into 2 files with 1.31 MB).

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Data Citation:

SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang, CHEN Lijun. Vava’u Group[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022. https://doi.org/10.3974/geodb.2022.04.09.V1.

References:

[1] Britannica, the Editors of Encyclopaedia. Vava’u Group [M/OL]. // Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica. [2022-02-16]. https://www.britannica.com/place/Vavau-Group.
     [2] Wikipedia Contributors. Vava'u [Z/OL]. // Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [2022-02-16]. http://en.volupedia.org/wiki/Vava%CA%BBu.
     [3] Editorial Group of the Chinese-foreign Language Handbook of Global Geographical Names. Chinese-foreign Language Handbook of Global Geographical Names [M]. Beijing: SinoMaps Press. 1999.
     [4] Liu, C., Shi, R. X., Zhang, Y. H., et al. Global multiple scale shorelines dataset based on Google Earth images (2015) [J/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 VavauGroup.kmz 469.62KB
2 VavauGroupshp.rar 824.31KB
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