CHGIS China Historical Geographic Information System [Version 4]
We are pleased to announce the release of the China Historical GIS - Version 4, providing a fully documented database of historical administrative units in China. The new datasets may be downloaded free of charge for academic use.
Contents of the new release include:
Updated! Time Series datasets (from 222 BCE to 1911 CE) for the region covered by modern Jiangsu,
Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, and Hunan and partial coverage for Guangxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan & Zhili
Qing Dynasty Datasets circa 1820.
Updated! Late Qing Datasets circa 1911 for the region covered by Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Zhili (Including more than 35,000 town and village points)
New! ChinaW Dataset (with more than 150 variables related to Cities, County Seats, and Yamen) circa 1820-1893, produced by Regional Systems Analysis Project (G. W. Skinner, Zumou Yue, Mark Henderson at UC Davis)
New! Physiographic Macroregions of China produced by Regional Systems Analysis Project (G. W. Skinner, Zumou Yue, Mark Henderson at UC Davis)
Updated! CITAS 1990 data (Provinces, Prefectures, and Counties) joined with basic census statistics.
New! USGS Geographic Names Data circa 1990 for all Provices (over 140,000 named features)
New! Digital Elevation Model plus Topographic Background Image (derived from GTOPO-30).
Frontier Regions datasets (circa 1875 – 1900) covering areas in Tibet, Qinghai, Xinjiang, and Mongolia, as digitized from Russian historical maps.
Digital Scans of Southwest China Maps by Joseph Rock
The complete contents of the datasets listed above are available for free download by registering your name, institution and email address at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis
CD-ROM is available for $10.00 (including shipping to USA, Canada, Mexico) or $15.00 (including shipping to Europe). For other areas please contact CHGIS for price including shipping.
Editors:: Peter K. Bol [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Jianxiong Ge
Executive Editors: Merrick Lex Berman [email@example.com] and Zhimin Man
Chair, China Historical Geographic Information System Project
Center For Geographic Analysis
Institute for Quantitative Social Science
1737 Cambridge Street
+1 617-496-6222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis
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