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China Historical Geographic Information System
Peter Bol, President and Fellows of Harvard College

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China Historical GIS Version 6 (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: China Historical GIS Version 6
Author: Man Zhimin
Author: Peter K. Bol
Author: Ge Jianxiong
Author: Merrick Lex Berman
Abstract: The China Historical Geographic Information System, CHGIS, is a free database of placenames and historical administrative units for the Chinese Dynasties from 221 BCE to 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis or to visualize the historical divisions of China as digital maps. 2000-4000 worldi-wide vistors per month access the site.
Year: 2016
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Information on the history of the CHGIS project, notes on participants, and links to dataset downloads with permanent URLs
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: All datasets are permanently archived and accessible in Dataverse. Includes time series, slices in time (1820 and 1911), and miscellaneous contributions.
Access Model: the CHGIS datasets are open access, free download