CHGIS V4 Data Archive TIME SERIES 1820 ChinaW 1911 1990 GNS 1997 DEM OTHER Data Database

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Release Date: CHGIS Version 4: Jan 2007

Time-Series Datasets Date Type Filesize KML Shape GBK Shape UTF-8 Mapinfo USA Mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Province Boundaries POLYGONS 25 MB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Province Capitals POINTS 40 KB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Prefecture Boundaries POLYGONS 18 MB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Prefecture Capitals POINTS 150 KB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series County Capitals POINTS 700 KB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Regime Boundaries POLYGONS 450 KB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
Time-Series Regime Capitals POINTS 25 KB KML UTF-8 shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC

Datasets for 1820 Date Type Filesize KML Shape GBK Shape UTF-8 Mapinfo USA Mapinfo PRC
1820 ALL LAYERS POLYGONS & PTS 14 MB KML UTF-8
1820 Province Boundaries POLYGONS 2 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Provincial Capitals POINTS 12 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Prefecture Boundaries POLYGONS 3.5 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Prefecture Capitals POINTS 45 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 County Capitals POINTS 250 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Towns and Villages POINTS 1 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Rivers LINES 5 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Coded Rivers LINES 5 MB shape UTF8
1820 Lakes and River Banks POLYGONS 1 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1820 Coastline LINES 450 KB shape mapinfo

ChinaW Datasets Date Type Filesize Shape GBK KML UTF-8
ChinaW Cities, County seats, Yamen Points POINTS 2.6 MB shape GBK KML UTF
Physiographic Macroregions POLYGONS 1.2 MB shape

Datasets for 1911 Date Type Filesize KML Shape GBK Shape UTF-8 Mapinfo USA Mapinfo PRC
1911 ALL LAYERS POLYGONS & PTS 16 MB KML UTF-8
1911 Province Boundaries POLYGONS 1.5 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 Provincial Capitals POINTS 10 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 Prefecture Boundaries POLYGONS 3.5 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 Prefectural Capitals POINTS 50 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 County Boundaries POLYGONS 6 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 County Capitals POINTS 130 KB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC
1911 Towns and Villages POINTS 40 MB shape GBK shape UTF8 mapinfo USA mapinfo PRC

Datasets for 1990 Date Type Filesize KML Shapefile
1990 CITAS ALL LAYERS POLYGONS & PTS 14 MB KML UTF-8
1990 CITAS Provinces (No Stats, UTF-8) POLYGONS 1.5 MB dataset
1990 CITAS Prefectures (No Stats, UTF-8) POLYGONS 3.5 MB dataset
1990 CITAS Counties (With Stats, UTF-8) POLYGONS 7 MB dataset
1990 CITAS Counties (With Stats, GBK) POLYGONS 7 MB dataset
1990 CITAS Counties (With Stats, BIG-5) POLYGONS 7 MB dataset

GNS Datasets Date Type Filesize Shapefile Only
1990 GNS - Anhui Placenames (GBK) POINTS 980 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Beijing Placenames (GBK) POINTS 100 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Fujian Placenames (GBK) POINTS 300 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Gansu Placenames (GBK) POINTS 300 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Guangdong Placenames (GBK) POINTS 350 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Guangxi Placenames (GBK) POINTS 310 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Guizhou Placenames (GBK) POINTS 450 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Hainan Placenames (GBK) POINTS 100 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Hebei Placenames (GBK) POINTS 600 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Heilongjiang Placenames (GBK) POINTS 250 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Henan Placenames (GBK) POINTS 266 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Hubei Placenames (GBK) POINTS 290 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Hunan Placenames (GBK) POINTS 280 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Jiangsu Placenames (GBK) POINTS 780 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Jiangxi Placenames (GBK) POINTS 250 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Jilin Placenames (GBK) POINTS 240 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Liaoning Placenames (GBK) POINTS 250 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Neimeng Placenames (GBK) POINTS 350 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Ningxia Placenames (GBK) POINTS 80 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Qinghai Placenames (GBK) POINTS 140 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Shaanxi Placenames (GBK) POINTS 450 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Shandong Placenames (GBK) POINTS 340 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Shanghai Placenames (GBK) POINTS 110 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Shanxi Placenames (GBK) POINTS 675 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Sichuan Placenames (GBK) POINTS 410 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Tianjin Placenames (GBK) POINTS 75 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Tibet Placenames (GBK) POINTS 200 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Xinjiang Placenames (GBK) POINTS 260 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Yunnan Placenames (GBK) POINTS 240 KB dataset
1990 GNS - Zhejiang Placenames (GBK) POINTS 825 KB dataset

Datasets for 1997 Date Type Filesize Shapefile Only
1997 CITAS Provinces (No Stats, UTF-8) POLYGONS 1.5 MB dataset
1997 CITAS Provinces (No Stats, GBK) POLYGONS 1.5 MB dataset

DEM Images Date Type Filesize Format Download
1996 DEM Background Image - All of China RASTER 12 MB geotiff dataset
1996 DEM GeoTiff - All of China RASTER 65 MB geotiff dataset

Other Datasets Date Type Filesize Format Download
Time Series - Buddhist Temples in China (from Da Qing Yitongzhi) POINTS 1.1 MB shapefile, jpg, xls, pdf SHP UTF-8
Time Series - Buddhist Temples in China (from Da Qing Yitongzhi) POINTS 800 KB KML, jpg, xls, pdf KML UTF-8
Time Series - Ming Garrisons (1368-1644) POINTS 100 KB KML KML UTF-8
1871 Inner Mongolia Towns and Natural Features POINTS 750 KB shapefile, jpg dataset
1875 Beijing Map - E. Bretschneider RASTER 11 MB geoTIFF images
1876 Xinjiang Towns and Natural Features POINTS 400 KB shapefile, jpg dataset
1884 Qinghai Towns and Natural Features POINTS 750 KB shapefile, jpg dataset
1884 Tarim Basin Towns and Natural Features POINTS 384 KB shapefile, jpg dataset
1899 Mongolia - Kham Towns and Natural Features POINTS 1.5 MB shapefile, jpg dataset
1900 Eastern Tibet - Kham Towns and Mountains POINTS 750 KB shapefile, jpg dataset
1904 Tibet Towns, Monasteries, and Natural Features POINTS 9 MB shapefile, geotiff dataset
1948 Joseph Rock SW China Maps RASTER 78 MB jpg images
1990 NIMA Coastal Rocks and Islands POINTS 135 KB shapefile dataset
1990 NIMA Mountains POINTS 135 KB shapefile dataset
1990 DCW Roads LINES 5 MB shapefile dataset
1990 DCW Contours LINES 45 MB shapefile dataset
1990 DCW Rivers LINES 45 MB shapefile dataset
1990 DCW Railroads LINES 750 KB shapefile dataset

CHGIS Database Date Type Filesize Format Download
CHGIS V4 Database raw data tables 12 MB ACCESS database