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Coastline Data in 25 Port Cities and Their Surrounding Area in the Belt and Road Region (2015)

SONG Yang1,2HOU Xiyong1
1 Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,264003 Yantai,China2 University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 10049 Beijing,China


Published:Jun. 2016

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Key Words:

The Belt and Road,port city,coastline classification,natural coastline,artificial coastline


This dataset focus on the delineation and classification of coastline in 25 port cities and its surrounding area along the Belt and Road. Landsat 8 OLI images captured in 2015 were used as basic data source, and the high-resolution remote sensing images such as Google earth images were chosen as ancillary data. The 25 port cities are Shanghai, Busan, Singapore, Jakarta, Kyaukpyu, Bangkok, Kuantan, Mumbai, Gwadar, Kolkata, Chittagong, Colombo, Doha, Abbas, Jeddah, Dubai, Lisbon, Petersburg, Djibouti, Sudan-port, Alexandria, Piraeus, Istanbul, Sydney, and Darwin. The mean high tide line was chosen as the proxy of coastline. And the coastline was classified into natural coastline and artificial coastline, and seven subtypes of artificial coastline were classified furthermore, which are groin and jetty, harbor and wharf, reclamation, aquaculture dike, salt pan dike, traffic dike, and sea wall. Visual interpretation method was adopted to delineate and classify coastline in and adjacent to port cities. The result shows that, “Harbor and Wharf” and “Traffic dike” are much common coastline in developed port cities, such as Shanghai, Singapore, Pusan and so on; while natural coastline are widely distributed in new and developing port cities, such as Kyaukpyu, Gwadar, Kuantan, Djibouti and so on; the other port cities are significantly different from the above two types because considerable artificial coastline and natural coastline both could be found in and adjacent the port cities. The dataset is archived as .shp file, with the data size of 855KB.Browse

Foundation Item:

National natural science foundation (31461143032)

Data Citation:

SONG Yang, HOU Xiyong. Coastline Data in 25 Port Cities and Their Surrounding Area in the Belt and Road Region (2015)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2016.

Song, Y., Hou, X. Y. Coastline classification dataset of 25 port cities and their surrounding areas along the B&R [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2017, 1(3): 309-316. DOI: 10.3974/geodp. 2017.03.09.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 Coastline25CitiesB&R_2015.rar 852.23KB