THE SANDY ISLAND REPORTS
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The Sandy Island Reports is an open access data bank of surveys conducted over Sandy Island in New Caledonia.
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BACKGROUND


The island was first reported by the whaling ship Velocity in 1876 after returning from a voyage in the Pacific. The Velocity’s master reported two unusual features while travelling through the meridian 159° 57' E" in between the latitudes 19° 7' S and 19° 20' S”: a series of “heavy breakers”, and a series of “sandy islets”, which would come to be charted as Sandy Island.

In November 2012, the Australian surveyor ship R/V Southern Surveyor expedited through the island’s coordinates and failed to spot the island, thus disproving its existence. The Island that appeared in both analog and digital world maps, from there on, vanished.

The following surveys document new expeditions along Sandy Island’s coordinates. They were conducted by the New Velocity, a machine that surveys the faulty phenomenological conditions that turned visible the island for the first time, and records new datasets that support its existence. Each set of datasets evidences the presence of an islet within the island’s range, and archives its survey readings on the islet’s coastline, water depth surroundings, topographical elevation and geotagged content.
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DATASETS


ISLET ID LATITUDE LONGITUDE
COASTLINE
WATER DEPTH
TOPOGRAPHY
GEOTAGGING
             
SANDY_ISLET_4a30af9b -19.2352 159.9333
SANDY_ISLET_4a1781d6 -19.2553 159.9213
SANDY_ISLET_4aa26ef6 -19.1794 159.8995
SANDY_ISLET_4ab8a1d7 -19.3129 159.8875
SANDY_ISLET_4aba056b -19.1333 159.9332
SANDY_ISLET_4abe64ce -19.3202 159.8940
SANDY_ISLET_4ac8bdd7 -19.2801 159.9654
SANDY_ISLET_4ac26239 -19.3272 159.9239
SANDY_ISLET_4adde2b4 -19.1815 159.9331
SANDY_ISLET_4adfd2f3 -19.1881 159.9458
SANDY_ISLET_4ae356b7 -19.1788 159.9111
SANDY_ISLET_4aeed48a -19.2921 159.9402
SANDY_ISLET_4b0eac81 -19.3289 159.8992
SANDY_ISLET_4b17d792 -19.3168 159.9299
SANDY_ISLET_4b141ca1 -19.1921 159.9365
SANDY_ISLET_4b13705e -19.2026 159.9410
SANDY_ISLET_4b18401f -19.2865 159.9327
SANDY_ISLET_4b060421 -19.2406 159.9129
SANDY_ISLET_49de6277 -19.1736 159.9501
SANDY_ISLET_49087586 -19.1713 159.9284
SANDY_ISLET_4a6949c6 -19.1274 159.9032
SANDY_ISLET_4ab9ecbb -19.1338 159.9129
SANDY_ISLET_4ad1b12b -19.2505 159.9269
SANDY_ISLET_4ae4df17 -19.2505 159.9375
SANDY_ISLET_4ae400ab -19.1177 159.9184
SANDY_ISLET_4af534d4 -19.1376 159.9410
SANDY_ISLET_4b144b35 -19.1615 159.9377
SANDY_ISLET_48d3aae4 -19.2782 159.9321
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IMPRINT


The Sandy Island Reports is a project by Luiz Zanotello. The project is not a governmental initiative, neither a corporative one.