The aim of QingMaps is to create an interactive map analysis and research visualization tool for students and researchers. The current software is still under active development
A 皇輿全覽圖 atlas of the Kangxi (1721), the Yongzheng (1727-8) and the Qianlong (1761-1770) era are now online and fully searchable (under Maps). The maps are also comparable (under Compare) This part is still under development. Not finding a place on two or all three atlasses now, does not mean that they are not represented on more than one atlas.
From 2020, we will expand the technical capabilities of QingMaps, and will optimize its usability and interface. We are also working to connect QingMaps to a number of existing courses and curricula at Leiden University (Pilot will be placed under EDUQingMaps)
QingMaps was founded by Fresco Sam-Sin and Mario Cams, coded by Léon Rodenburg, and indexed by Wang Zhe王喆, Juul Eijk, Henriëtte Hofman, Lei Tianyue 雷天月, Fan Xiaoyu 范曉鈺, and Sou Ka In 蘇家賢, Zhang Xinyu 張鑫宇 and Huang Qiuru 黃秋如. Juul Eijk is interconnecting the atlases, and is also supervising the index work. Additional support comes from the University of Macau, Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University, the Manchu Foundation, the Hulsewé Wazniewski Foundation, and the Special Collections at Leiden University. Graphic integration of the maps was done by Cecilia Hendrikx. The raw materials for the current version of QingMaps were taken with permission from Wang Qianjin 汪前进 & Liu Ruofang 刘若芳, 清廷三大實測全圖集, 3 Vols., Beijing: Waiwen chubanshe, 2007.