Reconstruction of Beijing Historical Space Using Complete Map of Peking, Qianlong Period and Old Photographs

This paper introduces the construction of a historical GIS on the city of Beijing by integrating old maps and old photographs. We use the old map, Complete Map of Peking, Qianlong Period, made about 250 years ago, and old photographs, taken about 100 years ago, and defined them as "spatial visual sources." We claim that the mapping of old photographs is an essential step toward dealing with old maps and old photographs as spatial visual sources in an integrated manner. We therefore focus on the problem of mapping old photographs using information and hints from various sources, and propose a set of mapping methods that are applicable from simple cases to difficult ones. We also show that Google Earth is a useful tool for realizing a historical GIS, and discuss that, for reconstructing the historical space of Beijing, we need to realize an environment in which old photographs can be browsed and interpreted under geographical context.

Citation

Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Reconstruction of Beijing Historical Space Using Complete Map of Peking, Qianlong Period and Old Photographs", Symposium on "The Horizon of Historical GIS", pp. 127-142, 2009-07 (in Japanese)

BibTeX Format

@InProceedings{ nk:hgis09,
	author = {Yoko NISHIMURA and Asanobu KITAMOTO},
	title = {Reconstruction of Beijing Historical Space Using Complete Map of Peking, Qianlong Period and Old Photographs},
	booktitle = {Symposium on "The Horizon of Historical GIS"},
	pages = {127-142},
	year = 2009,
	month = 07,
	note = { (in Japanese)},
}

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