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Developing the Chinese Academic Map Publishing Platform

School of Humanities, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(12), 567;
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 3 December 2019 / Accepted: 8 December 2019 / Published: 10 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Historical GIS and Digital Humanities)
The discipline of the humanities has long been inseparable from the exploration of space and time. With the rapid advancement of digitization, databases, and data science, humanities research is making greater use of quantitative spatiotemporal analysis and visualization. In response to this trend, our team developed the Chinese academic map publishing platform (AMAP) with the aim of supporting the digital humanities from a Chinese perspective. In compiling materials mined from China’s historical records, AMAP attempts to reconstruct the geographical distribution of entities including people, activities, and events, using places to connect these historical objects through time. This project marks the beginning of the development of a comprehensive database and visualization system to support humanities scholarship in China, and aims to facilitate the accumulation of spatiotemporal datasets, support multi-faceted queries, and provide integrated visualization tools. The software itself is built on Harvard’s WorldMap codebase, with enhancements which include improved support for Asian projections, support for Chinese encodings, the ability to handle long text attributes, feature level search, and mobile application support. The goal of AMAP is to make Chinese historical data more accessible, while cultivating collaborative opensource software development. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese; humanities; history; mapping; platform; opensource; AMAP; WorldMap Chinese; humanities; history; mapping; platform; opensource; AMAP; WorldMap
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