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EAL Workshop: Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Instructor: Dr. Shuming Bao, Senior Research Coordinator for China Initiatives, China Data Center, University of Michigan

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Dr. Bao will introduce and demonstrate the content, features and functionalities of China Geo-Explorer (http://chinadataonline.org/cge/), a new online platform created by China Data Center at University of Michigan which is useful for spatial analysis and research on modern and contemporary China. Please come to join us and learn more about it!

Please note that this is an online presentation hosted by the East Asia Library. You won’t see the instructor’s face, but you can hear his voice from the speakers and ask questions during or after the presentation through a microphone.

About the China Geo-Explorer:

China Geo-Explorer is created by China Data Center at the University of Michigan (UMCDC) and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you'll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

The East Asia Library is currently having a trial of this platform from September 12 till November 13, 2011. To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://chinadataonline.org/cge/. Please note that access to the trial China Geo-Explorer only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).