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Button Islands

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1CHEN Lijun2SHEN Yan1
1Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2National Geomatics Center of China,Beijing 100830,China


Published:Feb. 2019

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Key Words:

Button Islands,Andaman Islands,Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Bay of Bengal,Indian Ocean,data encyclopedia


The Button Islands is part of the Ritchie’s Archipelago of India. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its geo-location is 11°8′26″N-13°40′36″N, 92°30′48″E-93°6′14″E. The Button Islands is consisted of the three islands, which from north to south, are: North Button Island, Middle Button Island, and South Button Island. The distance between North and Middle Button Islands and Middle and South Button Islands are 5.5 km and 5.4 km separately. Among the three islands, the biggest island is Middle Button Island, with the area of 0.30 km². The total area of the Button Islands is 0.50 km², and the coastline is 5.48 km. The Button Islands dataset was developed based on the Google Earth and related maps and references. The dataset is consisted of 15 data files and archived in the .kmz and .shp data formats with the data size of 47.1 KB (Compressed to 21.0 KB in two files).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang,SHI Ruixiang,CHEN Lijun,SHEN Yan.Button Islands[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.02.45.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 buttonIsland.kmz 4.92kb DownLoad
2 buttonIslandshp.rar 16.10kb DownLoad

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