China Historical GIS, Version 3 CD-ROM & New Office
The CHGIS project has moved to a new office in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. The new contact information is:
CHGIS, Center for Geographic Analysis
1737 Cambridge Street, Suite N321
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
We look forward to hearing from you!
CHGIS China Historical Geographic Information System
Press Release: New Address, New Search Engine, V3 CD-ROM Available (Sep 2005)
We are pleased to announce that the CHGIS office is now located in the newly established Center for Geographic Analysis, part of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Please update your records with our new address and telephone number, provided below.
The CHGIS online search engine has been updated with V3 data, and now includes the ability to browse forward and backward in time for Time Series records, as well as up or down the administrative hierarchy. Let us know what you think by testing the search engine under the Search Tools section at our website:
A CD-ROM containing all of the China Historical GIS - Version 3 data is available upon request. To purchase a copy, please send $10 by check or money order made out to “Harvard University” to the address below, and provide us with your name, affiliation, and shipping address.
The V3 GIS layers are also available for download free of charge for academic use.
Contents of the CHGIS V3 release include:
a) Time Series datasets (from 222 BCE to 1911 CE) for the region covering Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hunan.
b) 1911 datasets (including xian boundaries and numerous settlements below the xian seat) for the region covering Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Shandong, Shaanxi, Gansu, and all but the northern reaches of Shanxi and Zhili.
c) 1990 CITAS data (Provinces, Prefectures, and Counties) joined with basic census statistics.
d) Frontier Regions datasets (circa 1875 – 1900) covering areas in Tibet, Qinghai, Xinjiang, and Mongolia, as digitized from Russian historical maps.
e) Topographic background images, processed from remote sensing Digital Elevation Models.
f) Supplemental datasets, such as 1820 Buddhist Temples & Joseph Rock Map Scans
The next release of CHGIS data (2006) will extend the coverage of 1911 county boundaries to include the Southwest and Northeast, and will extend the historical time series (222 BCE to 1911 CE) to cover the same area.
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