Coastal ports and airports distribution map in the Belt and Road region (2018)

The data include the coastal ports and airport distribution in the Belt and Road region. The data are from the Natural Earth global port and airport data. The data are cut according to the standard map of the 65 countries along the Belt and road, and further corrected, then the distribution of the ports and airports in the area along the B&R is obtained. This data is mainly one to analyze the B&R area's important spatial layout and main characteristics of the transportation facilities, and to get other attributes data of port and airport in the following research, including the throughput of different port cargo types, the incoming and outgoing throughput, the number of docks and berths, the number of passengers on the airport, the data of the flights and routes of ports and airports, we can get further understanding of the spatial differentiation of the distribution of ports and airports in the B&R region.

Data file naming and use method

File naming: data is stored in vector SHP format, named directly by the facility name, and The file names are "airport.shp" and "port.shp".
Data reading method: directly use Arcgis to load the layer and read the file.

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WANG Chengjin. Coastal ports and airports distribution map in the Belt and Road region (2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.270348. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 180.00 West: 10.00
South: -12.00 North: 85.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 1m - 10m
  • File size: 1 MB
  • Browse count: 469 Times
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  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-01-01 To 2018-12-01
  • Updated time: 2020-02-17
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