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West Falkland (Gran Malvina)

SHI Ruixiang1LIU Chuang1
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Nov. 2020

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Key Words:

West Falkland,Gran Malvina,Falkland Islands,Islas Malvinas,data encyclopedia


West Falkland, also called Gran Malvina, is one island in the Falkland Islands (also called Islas Malvinas) in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is East Falkland (Isla Soledad) by Falkland Sound in its east. It is located at the east of the continent of South America, and the geo-location is between 51°20′8″S and 52°15′36″S, 61°4′48″W and 59°11′23″W. The area of the West Falkland is 4460.39 km² based on the Albers projection, and the coastline is 2112.97 km long based on the Lambert projection. The dataset is developed based on the Global Multiple Scale Shorelines Dataset based on Google Earth images (2015), combined with related maps. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 17 data files with data size of 21.3 MB (compressed to two data files with 8.90 MB).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19090110)

Data Citation:

SHI Ruixiang, LIU Chuang. West Falkland (Gran Malvina)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2020.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 WestFalkland.kmz 3649.78KB
2 WestFalklandshp.rar 4637.18KB