Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maps in the News: Tianjin, China

China: A Provincial Atlas

The State of China Atlas, 2009

Places in the News:  Tianjin, China

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library includes hundreds of maps of China, including the harbor city of Tianjin, where a series of huge explosions occurred in a warehouse this week.  The Atlas Collection also includes many new and historic resources covering China.

Tianjin is a major seaport city along the west coast of the Bohai Gulf southeast of Beijing (see top inset map; click to enlarge).  Manufacturing is the largest and fastest-growing sector of Tianjin’s economy.  The maps above from The State of China Atlas show Tianjin with a leading gross domestic product, a major natural gas producer, and a leading manufacturer of cars and cell phones.  Tianjin also possesses one of the largest urban populations in China—with over 75% of the population living in an urban area.

The final map shows the harbor area of Tianjin.  The map was produced by a tourism bureau in Tianjin and printed in English.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer.  Atlases from the Atlas Collection circulate for 28 days or longer.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

1 comment:

Amy Edmonds, BSU Music Librarian said...

The New York Times has some close-up maps now: