Abstract: Among the numerous attributes of scientific data, geographical attributes are the most intuitive way of expressing data. Geographical description of the data will help users to understand the data, as well as to access and use it. Based on the Database of Fishing Port Quantity, Distribution, Function and Current Status of the Fishery Science Data Sharing Center, this study uses the geographical attribute analysis method to construct a dataset for the geographical distribution of fishing ports in coastal China, and conducts quality control through data analysis. By promoting users’ understanding and grasp of the data, the dataset lays the foundation for data applications based on geographical information. The method provided in this article also provides a template for the geographical attribute analysis of similar datasets.
Keywords: fishing port; geographical information; scientific data; geographical distribution