China Historical GIS CD-ROM Release 2.0 [Aug 2003]


The second official release of CHGIS datasets is now available here.

CONTENTS: There are now more than forty GIS layers in four categories:

  1. 1820 Data which covers all of China and has been greatly revised and updated since Version 1.0
  2. 1911 Data which covers seven provinces, including county boundaries, and is being published for the first time
  3. Time Series Data [222BCE - 1911CE] which covers the Southeast Coastal region, and is being published for the first time
  4. Other Supplemental Data which includes newly digitized features from historical maps of Tibet and Xinjiang, digital elevation background images, and other useful contemporary datasets

COST: The datasets may be downloaded free of charge. You must read and agree to the End User License Agreement and register your name, organization, and email address before gaining access to the data.

A CD-ROM of the Version 2.0 datasets is available for $7.50 (plus postage) from Cheng & Tsui Company.