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 and does not yet feature tools for anyone other than the back-end developers. We hope to receive your input and active involvement on this first milestone to further develop the functionalities of QingMaps.

Our first priority is to develop a tool to visualize research findings on a contemporary representation of Qing space. The first step towards this goal will consist of making at least one fully indexed atlas available by the summer of 2019. From 2020 onwards, we will expand the technical capabilities of QingMaps and include more indexed atlases, and potentially any map representing the Qing realm.

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, and Fan Xiaoyu 范曉鈺. Additional support comes from the University of Macau, 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.

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