Category: Map sources

XXIth Century Shanghai: an IPRAUS–ENA-PB Project 0

XXIth Century Shanghai: an IPRAUS–ENA-PB Project

The Virtual Shanghai platform is now home to a new project on contemporary Shanghai — 21th century Shanghai — by the Ecole nationale d’architecture-Paris-Belleville (ENA-PB) and one of its research centers IPRAUS. The management...

Land use in Shanghai, 1932-2012 0

Land use in Shanghai, 1932-2012

The Virtual Shanghai team has produced a new set of maps based on data processed and integrated into our GIS. This is the result of a short-term project conducted by Tan Junmin, a GIS...

Shanghai industries in wartime 5

Shanghai industries in wartime

A whole new series of maps is now available on the Virtual Shanghai platform (see Maps – eAtlas) on the evolution of Shanghai industries during the early years of the war with Japan (1937-1945). ...

The new geography of death in Shanghai (1) 2

The new geography of death in Shanghai (1)

We have just posted a new map  that shows the distribution of funeral parlors and cemeteries in contemporary Shanghai. This is part of a long-term project on the history of death in the city....

Shanghai maps from the UK Hydrographic Office 0

Shanghai maps from the UK Hydrographic Office

In its own terms, the UKHO “is part of the Ministry of Defence. Its mission is to meet national, defence and civil requirements for navigational and other hydrographic information in the most efficient manner....

Original of the 1855 map of the British Settlement 0

Original of the 1855 map of the British Settlement

The oldest known map of the British Settlement at Shanghai is an 1855 map representing the basic street layout, cadastral lots and even buildings. This rare map can be found at the U.K. National...

New upgrade on Live Maps: French Concession (1939) 1

New upgrade on Live Maps: French Concession (1939)

A new version of the Shanghai Commercial Guide (上海市行號路圖錄) volume devoted to the French Concession in 1939 is now available on “Live Maps”. Apart from a more accurate georectification, this version offers a fantastic...

A 1927 full aerial view of the Shanghai area 3

A 1927 full aerial view of the Shanghai area

Between 28 July and 17 August 1927, the British military in China surveyed the Shanghai area by plane and produced a systematic coverage of the Shanghai area through aerial photographs. This unique document is...

1932 Sino-Japanese conflict in Shanghai: Maps of the ceasifire agreement 0

1932 Sino-Japanese conflict in Shanghai: Maps of the ceasifire agreement

The 1932 Sino-Japanese conflict was the first instance of modern war in the midst of a large metropolis. It left thousands of military and civilian casualties and turned a vast number of neighborhoods into...