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The Spatial Distribution Dataset of 1598 More Chinese Traditional Villages

YU Liang1DING Yuqian1TANG Mingjie1CAO Qianying1FU Meng1YANG Xuhui1SHEN Junxin2
1 School of Architecture,Soochow University,Suzhou 215123,China2 Zhejiang College,Tongji University,Jiaxing 314000,China


Published:Jan. 2019

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China,traditional villages,list,spatial distribution


Following list of Chinese Traditional Villages released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P. R. China, Ministry of Culture of P. R. China and Ministry of Finance of P. R. China from 2012 to 2014, the 1,598 more Chinese traditional villages was released in December 2016. There are 4153 Chinese Tranditional Villages in total up to now. Using the same methodology of the Spatial Distribution Dataset of 2555 Chinese Traditional Villages ( , the dataset was developed based on the information about the names of the new listed villages or geolocation of villages from map and Google earth images. Furthermore, more historical documentations helped to determine the village geo-location. In a few cases, If the village was not found on the map, and it was not founded in Google Earth image neither, the upper level administrative resident village nearby was adopted. The dataset was archived in .shp and .kmz data formats with data size of 4.50 MB in 7 data files (compressed to 258 KB in two data files).

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YU Liang, DING Yuqian, TANG Mingjie, CAO Qianying, FU Meng, YANG Xuhui, SHEN Junxin. The Spatial Distribution Dataset of 1598 More Chinese Traditional Villages[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2019.

Yu, L., Ding, Y. Q., Tang, M. J., et al. Spatial distribution dataset of 1598 more Chinese traditional villages [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(2): 155–160. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.02.05.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 VillagesChina1598.kmz 136.25KB
2 VillagesChina1598.rar 122.71KB