China GIS Data

I have used GIS data for my GIS model analysis, the following are a few sources that I obtained my shape files for some of the GIS layers.

China Basic GIS layers:

Cite: Data Sharing Infrastructure of Earth System Sciencs.

GADM database of Global Administrative Areas: GADM is a spatial database of the location of the world's administrative areas (or administrative boundaries) for use in GIS and similar software.


China Land Use and Land Cover:

Cite: Youhua Ran, Xin Li & Ling Lu (2010): Evaluation of four remote sensing based land cover products over China, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31:2, 391-401.

Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover:

Cite: Gong, P., et al, 2013. Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover: first mapping results with Landsat TM and ETM+ data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34, 2607–2654. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.748992


Cite: Void-filled seamless SRTM data V1, 2004, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), available from the CGIAR-CSI SRTM 90m Database.

China Desert Land:

Cite: 王一谋,王建华,祁元,颜长珍. 中国1:10万沙漠(沙地)分布数据集. 寒区旱区科学数据中心, 2005. doi:10.3972/westdc.006.2013.db

China Protected Land: It has global protected land data, you can use filter China to download the China protected land.

China Urban Area:

Cite: Long, Y., Shen, Y., 2014. Mapping parcel-level urban areas for a large geographical area. arXiv:1403.5864 [cs].

Last updated: June 9, 2015