Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery2018.2(4):448-449

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Citation:Liu, C., Shi, R. X..Flannan Isles, United Kingdom .Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery2018.2(4):448-449 .DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2018.04.12 .

Global Change Data Encyclopedia

Flannan Isles, United Kingdom

Liu, C.*  Shi, R. X.

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China;

Figure 1  Geo-location of Flannan Isles (.kmz format)

Keywords: Flannan Isles; United Kingdom; Scotland; Eilean Mor Isle; data encyclopedia

Flannan Isles, also called Seven Hunters[1], is an isle group of Outer Hebrides[2] of Scotland. Its geo-location is 58°16′18″N-58°17′23″N, 7°33′32″W-7°39′19″W[3] (Figures 1-2).

The Flannan Isles is consisted of a series of small isles, including Eilean Mor Isle and Eilean Tai ghe Isle in the northeast, Soray Isle, Sgeir Tomain Isle, and Righinn Sgeir Isle in the south, and Roareim Isle, Eilean Gobha Isle, and Brona Cleit Rock in the west.

Figure 2  Geo-location of Flannan Island (.shp format)

In 1899, the lighthouse and its facilities of the Flannan Isles were built on the Eilean Mor Isle by the United Kingdom. The geo-location of the lighthouse is 58°17.294′N, 7°35.394′W and it is 23 m high[4]. In 1983, it was listed as the Site of Special Scientific Interest for protection and utilization by the United Kingdom.

The total area of the Flannan Isles is 0.62 km2, and the coastline is 15.98 km. Among the isles, the biggest isle is Eilean Mor Isle, whose area is 0.18 km2[3]. The highest point is 88 m above sea level on the Eilean Mor Isle.

The dataset was developed based on the ArcGIS[5], Google Earth images and the thematic maps of Scotland. The dataset is archived in both .kmz and .shp data formats, consisting 15 data files with data size of 543 KB (compressed to two data files, 212 KB).

Table 1  List of main islands in the Flannan Isles

Name of island

Geo-location

Center location

 Area (m2)

Coastline (m)

Eilean Mòr Isle

58º17′10″N-58º17′23″N,

7º35′45″W-7º35′5″W

58º17′15″N,

7º35′15″W

179,016

2,775

Eilean Tai ghe Isle

58º16′55″N-58º17′7″N,

7º35′19″W-7º34′33″W

58º17′2″N,

7º35′0″W

125,073

2,271

Eilean Gobha Isle

58º16′47″N-58º16′57″N,

7º38′57″W-7º38′34″W

58º16′53″N,

7º38′46″W

71,436

1,219

Roareim Isle

58º16′58″N-58º17′8″N,

7º39′1″W-7º38′42″W

58º17′4″N,

7º38′51″W

53,486

1,352

Soray Isle

58º16′26″N-58º16′34″N,  

7º35′28″W-7º35′6″W

58º16′30″N,

7º35′16″W

45,700

990

Sgeir Tomain Isle

58º16′20″N-58º16′26″N,

7º35′33″W-7º35′12″W

58º16′23″N,

7º35′23″W

34,761

842

Righinn Sgeir Isle

58º16′18″N-58º16′23″N,

7º35′25″W-7º35′9″W

58º16′22″N,

7º35′13″W

15,179

641

Bròna Cleit Rock

58º16′51″N-58º16′54″N,

7º39′19″W-7º39′12″W

58º16′52″N,

7º39′16″W

7,460

330

Others

88,381

5,563

Flannan Isles

58°16′18″N-58°17′23″N7°33′32″W-7°39′19″W

620,492

15,983

References

[1]       Flannan Isles [OL]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flannan_Isles.

[2]       Field Enterprises Educational Corporation. The World Book Encyclopedia (Volume 9) [M]. Chicago: Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, 1976: 155.

[3]       Liu, C., Shi, R. Flannan Isles [DB/OL]. Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository, 2017. DOI: 10.3974/geodb.2017.01.02.V1.

[4]       List of lighthouses in Scotland [OL]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lighthouses_in_Scotland.

Data Computing Environment

[5]       ESRI. ArcGIS campus license of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

URL for Data Downloading

http://www.geodoi.ac.cn/WebEn/doi.aspx?Id=634.

Or search though: http://www.geodoi.ac.cn.

Co-Sponsors

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Geographical Society of China

Parteners

Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Digital Linchao GeoMuseum