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Dataset of Pishan Oasis, Rivers, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2QU Jia1,4LIU Chuang5
1 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology,Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Urumqi 830011,China2 Cele National Station of Observation and Research for Desert-Grassland Ecosystems,Cele 848300,China3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China4 Xinjiang University,Urumqi 830046,China5 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Apr. 2023

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Key Words:

Pishan River,Pishan County,oasis,catchment,elevation,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


The Pishan Oasis is located in Pishan County, Hotan Administrative Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The geo-location of Pishan Oasis is between 37°01′56″N and 37°46′8″N, 77°46′37″E and 78°53′56″E. The Pishan Oasis consists of 14 oases with a total area of 1,122.08 km² (Albers), total perimeter of 1,456.17 km (Lambert). And the largest oasis covers an area of 1,060.39 km² and a perimeter of 1,244.51 km. The rivers that nourish and maintain the Pishan Oasis include Pishan River, Sangzhu River, Sulaazi River, etc. The main stream length of the Pishan River, the Sangzhu River and the Sulaazi River is 122.97 km, 90.94 km and 77.57 km. The geo-location of the mountainous part of the catchment is between 36°38'42" N and 37°17'44" N, 77°29'11" E and 78°59'20" E. Its area is 5,467.37 km² and the perimeter is 465.14 km. The elevation of the mountainous catchment was divided into 11 types. The dataset is consisted of (1) boundary data of the Pishan Oasis; (2) river system; (3) boundary data of the mountainous part of the Pishan River Catchment; (4) elevation classification data of the mountainous catchment. The dataset is archived in .kmz, .shp and .tif data formats, and consists of 48 data files with data size of 40.4 MB (compressed to 4 files with 26.4 MB).

Foundation Item:

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (2022D01E099)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, QU Jia, LIU Chuang. Dataset of Pishan Oasis, Rivers, Mountainous Catchment and Elevation Classification[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.


[1] NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Spacesystems, U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V003 [DB/OL]. Distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, 2018.
     [2] Editorial Committee of Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China. Encyclopedia of Rivers and Lakes in China: Section of river basins in northwest region [M]. Beijing: China Water & Power Press, 2014.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 M.PishanOasisRiversCatchment.kmz 664.89KB
2 PishanOasis.kmz 8712.05KB
3 PishanOasisRiversCatchmentEVC.rar 16278.09KB
4 PishanOasisRiverSystem.kmz 1402.83KB