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Oceanic region
Data Details

Socotra Island


SHI Ruixiang1MIKA Odido2LIU Chuang*1
1Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC),IOCAFRICA,Nairobi,Kenya

DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.06.15.V1

Published:Dec. 2019

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Key Words:

Socotra Island,Indian Ocean,Yemen,data encyclopedia

Abstract:

Socotra Island, also called Sokotra Island, is located in the western of the Indian Ocean, at the junction of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It is 351 km separated from the Arabian Peninsula in Asia, 233 km from the Somali Peninsula in Africa. It is the key route from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea and East Africa. Socotra Island is in Socotra province, Republic of Yemen. Its geo-location is 12°18′5″N - 12°42′47″N, 53°18′19″E - 54°32′3″E,. The area of the Socotra Island is 3591.14 km² and the coastline is 359.88 km long. Due to the long-term isolation of the Socotra Island from the continental plate, there are many unique animals and plants on the island. The Socotra is the main island of the Socotra archipelago. The archipelago was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. The dataset of the Socotra Island was developed based on the Google Earth satellite images and related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, consists of 17 data files with data size of 1.91 MB (compressed to two data files with 1.34 MB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

SHI Ruixiang,MIKA Odido,LIU Chuang*.Socotra Island[DB/OL].Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.06.15.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SocotraIsland.kmz 595.76KB
2 SocotraIslandshp.rar 782.44KB
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