Free GoogleEarth Data for Chinese History from CHGIS
We are pleased to announce the release of the GoogleEarth Versions of the China Historical GIS datasets. All historical layers in the Version 4 release have been converted to KML format files, which can be viewed, edited and saved using the free GoogleEarth software. Simply install GoogleEarth on your computer, download and unzip the KML files from CHGIS, and open any KML file.
Contents of the KML release include:
1) Time Series datasets (from 222 BCE to 1911 CE)
2) Qing Dynasty Datasets (circa 1911)
3) Qing Dynasty Datasets (circa 1820) for all of China.
4) ChinaW Dataset (produced by Regional Systems Analysis Project (G. W. Skinner, Zumou Yue, Mark Henderson at UC Davis)
5) Ming Garrisions (circa 1368 to 1644) Edited by Prof. Michael Szonyi and John Wong with funding from the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation.
6) Buddhist Temples (circa 1820) derived from an index of Jiaqing Yitongzhi, by Yajima Genryo.
The complete contents of the datasets listed above are available for free download by registering your name, institution and email address at:
Peter K. Bol (Harvard University)
Jianxiong Ge (Fudan University)
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