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Moscos 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:

Moscos Islands,Andaman Sea,Indian Ocean,Myanmar,data encyclopedia


The Moscos Islands is an island chain in the Andaman Sea, 75 km long from north to south. It belongs to the Dawei District of the Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar. Its geo-location is 13°46′24″N-14°27′39″N, 97°45′47″E-97°55′52″E. There is only 16-20 km wide between the Island and the Tanintharyi Coast at its east. It is consisted of North Moscos Islands, Middle Moscos Islands (Maungmagan Islands) and South Moscos Islands (Launglon Bok Islands). The North Moscos Islands is consisted of Heinze Islands and Bok Ye-gan Group. The total area of the Islands is 46.54 km², and the coastline is 137.01 km. All islands are governed by the Burma Forest Department as the Moscos Islands Wildlife Sanctuary. The 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 717 KB (Compressed to 291 KB in two files).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang,SHI Ruixiang,CHEN Lijun,SHEN Yan.Moscos Islands[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.02.56.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MoscosIslands.kmz 84.49kb DownLoad
2 MoscosIslandsshp.rar 206.88kb DownLoad

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