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Historical Geography and GIS

Historical GIS is the use of GIS data to document the given geography of an area in history.  GIS can be used in historical geography research to map out ancient areas and the changes in cities and places over time. NHGIS (National Historical Geographic Information System) stores historical GIS data […]

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Online Mapping and Politics: China’s World Map Service Upsets the Vietnamese

Online Mapping and Politics: China’s World Map Service Upsets the Vietnamese

Political uproar over depicted boundaries on map servers isn’t just a Google Maps issue.  The recently launched Chinese Map World has come under fire from the Vietnamese government for its depiction of Vietnamese sovereignty around the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos. The act by the Chinese State […]

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Approved Online Map Providers for China, Where’s Google?

Approved Online Map Providers for China, Where’s Google?

Eighteen providers have been officially approved by the Chinese government to provide online mapping services in that country.  The providers, all domestic, were selected from thirty applicants.  According to the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM), Foreign companies are not allowed to provide surveying or mapping services unless they are […]

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GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

Are you curious if your web site is accessible in China?  Test out your URL on the Great Firewall of China to see if your site can be viewed within China: Great Firewall of China. Steve Dahl, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune opines on the beauty of simply unfolding a […]