This channel would release Beijing, or the whole China, micro-data and maps (e.g. road networks, parcels, human mobility, historical city maps) for the BCL research fellows and external researchers. There are three levels of data access, free download, email request, and shared among research fellows / student members. 

 

How to cite:

Beijing City Lab, Year, Data ID, Data Name, http://www.beijingcitylab.com

E.g. Beiing City Lab, 2013, Data 8, Housing price in Beijing, http://www.beijingcitylab.com

(For the dataset from external source other than BCL, we would recommend you to cite the original source)

 

Free external data plase click here>>


20 Expanded parcels during 2012-2017 by MVP-CA

2014

"The BCL voice on future urban development of China"

 

Expanded 43,247 parcels during 2012-2017 in the business-as-usual simulation scenario (BAU) for 654 Chinese cities (the preliminary results), by Dr Ying Long, Dr Kang Wu, and Dr Qizhi Mao.

Details are available in our arXiv paper (also available in the BCL "Data released" channel), http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.3718

Welcome cite: Long, Y., Wu, K., & Mao, Q. (2014). Simulating urban expansion in the parcel level for all Chinese cities. arXiv preprint arXiv:1402.3718.

Data format: ShapeFile
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The above interactive map is for the simulation results in the business-as-usual scenario.


19 Population density of China at the town level

2014

The population density of the whole China in the Jiedao/town scale using the 2010 population census of China, by BCL members, Dr. Ying Long, Kang Wu and Jianghao Wang. 

 

We released the population density map in the form of two maps, one in middle resolution (300dpi as shown below) and the other in very high resolution (1200dpi).

 

NEW on August 28, 2015

We have released the township level population census of China in the form of GIS Point feature class.

 

Download: please address your request to Dr Ying Long for the full data downloading via longying1980(at)gmail(dot)com

Format: ShapeFiles/JPEG


Please see (and cite if necessary) our papers for more information (attached below):

(1) Wu, K., Long, Y., Mao, Q., & Liu, X. (2015). Mushrooming Jiedaos, Growing Cities: An Alternative Perspective on Urbanizing China. Environment and Planning A, 47, 1-2.

(2) Mao Q, Long Y, & Wu K. (2015). Spatio-Temporal Changes of Population Density and Exploration on Urbanization Pattern in China: 2000-2010. City Planning Review, 39(2): 38-43. [毛其智, 龙瀛, 吴康. 2015. 中国人口密度时空演变与城镇化空间格局初探——从2000年到2010年. 城市规划, 39(2):38-43

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18 Bus routes and stops of Beijing

2014

The 1543 bus routes and 42,161 stops of Beijing were crawled by the BCL research fellow Dr Jianghao Wang in 2013. The data format is Shapefile. Two layers are in the data package (please set the coordinate system as "GCS WGS 1984"). 

 

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryk0197wnr145rv/DT18.rar

 

Note that the coordinates of this data have been modified officially (火星坐标系). Additional georeferencing might be needed. 

 

To cite: Long Y, Thill J-C, 2015. Combining smart card data and household travel survey to analyze jobs-housing relationships in Beijing. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. In press. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971515000356)

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17 Impervious area of China

2013

We downloaded the  FROM-GLC-agg dataset from Center for Earth System Science of Tsinghua University (http://data.ess.tsinghua.edu.cn) in December 2013, mosaiced tiles in China, and extract the impervious area of China. The release of the impervious data at BCL has got permit from CESS, Tsinghua. 

 

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uf37at80pdhffhu/DT17.rar

 

Please cite this paper for using the dataset: Gong 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. vol.34, n.7, pp.2607-2654.

 

The original dataset is available at http://data.ess.tsinghua.edu.cn

 
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16 DMSP/OLS interpreted urban areas of China in 2008

2013

Generated by DMSP/OLS 夜光遥感影像

Format: ESRI GRID

Provided by the BCL research fellow Dr HE Chunyang at Beijing Normal University

 

Downloadhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhLnNbRFK2bRkhETWRSd2YtZnM/edit?usp=sharing

 

Alternative link for download at Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xo0y6rq9o07hnxh/DT16.rar

 

Cite: Yang, Y., He, C., Zhang, Q., Han, L., & Du, S. (2013).Timely and accurate national-scale mapping of urban land in China using Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s Operational Linescan System nighttime stable light data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 7(1), 073535-073535.

 

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15 Parcel maps for 297 Chinese cities

2013

Generated by OSM and POIs

Current version: Version 1.0 (alpha), 25 Nov 2013

Each parcel is associated with urban function, density and land use mix degree. 

Format: ShapeFiles

 

Online visualization

Density: https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/jianghaowang.gcnng3cg/page.html?secure=1#5/36.014/105.996

Urban function https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/jianghaowang.ge1lmn67/page.html?secure=1#5/37.78808138412046/106.7431640625

 

Details: Parcels297v1.shp, URBAN (1 for urban parcels and 0 rural), FUNCTION (inferred urban function: GOV for Government, TRA for Transport facilities, COM for Commercial establishiments, EDU for Education, FIR for Firms, GRE for Green space, RES for Residential land, OTH for Others), DENSITY (relative development density), MIX (land use mix degree)

 

For more information please check our working paper at BCL (Working Paper 16 http://longy.jimdo.com/working-papers/) and arXiv (http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.6165)

 

Downloadhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhLnNbRFK2bbW95cEszb2xmZ00/edit?usp=sharing

Alternative link for download:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/64g4ndl01i37e1y/DT15.rar

 

To citeLong, Y., & Liu, X. J. (2013). Automated identification and characterization of parcels (AICP) with OpenStreetMap and Points of Interest. arXiv preprint arXiv:1311.6165.

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14 Beijing Historical Maps

2013

Totally 10 historical maps of Beijing from 1861 to 1950. Maps have been georeferenced with Beijing OSM shapefile by the BCL student member HE Li in Nov. 17, 2013.

Source of historical maps: The Library of Congress, U.S

 

Free download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhLnNbRFK2beWRRTkxpYjRnRmM/edit?usp=sharing

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z4g28xcfo5gr4q7/DT14.rar

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1kUw8XPP

(Either link works)

Format: Tiff for spatial-matched maps and Jpeg for original maps

 

Alternative links for spatial-matched maps (temporary):


13 Points of Interest of China in 2008

2013

Over 6 million POIs of China in 2008 (from external website which is not shut down)

Format: ArcGIS Personal GDB 10.1

Note there is no classification information in the dataset

Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhLnNbRFK2bano1TENVYWI0TzQ/edit?usp=sharing

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1o7kr0s6

 

To citeLong, Y., & Liu, X. J. (2013). Automated identification and characterization of parcels (AICP) with OpenStreetMap and Points of Interest. arXiv preprint arXiv:1311.6165.


12 OpenStreetMap Beijing 2013

2013

As of Nov 9 2013

Format: ShapeFile

Downloaded from http://download.bbbike.org/osm/bbbike/Beijing/

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1jGzEDBS


To citeLong, Y., & Liu, X. J. (2013). Automated identification and characterization of parcels (AICP) with OpenStreetMap and Points of Interest. arXiv preprint arXiv:1311.6165.

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11 Landsat8 of Beijing 2013

2013

By four Landsat8 images on Oct 3, 2013. 

Format: ESRI File Geodatabase

 

Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhLnNbRFK2beVE1aGpQQVg2QkE/edit?usp=sharing

Alternative download at Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/txfhls51lixl05e/DT11.rar

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1ntYOpvz


10 Land use planning permits in Beijing 1997-2013

2013

Totally 9059 land use planning permits during 1997-2013 have been successfully crawled from the website of Beijing Planning Commission and geocoded by the BCL research fellows LI Dong and WANG Jianhao. 

 

The hot spot analysis for the data please see

http://jianghao.github.io/bjPublic/planning-full.html

 

Original data source: http://www.bjghw.gov.cn/query/business/query/queryTableAction$searchTable1Di.action?searchContent=

 

We are sharing the first geocoding version of the data and would keep updating it. 

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzm3wnh2nht6xo0/DT10_v3.zip

Format: Shape File

 

To cite: Long Y, Han H, Lai S-K, 2015, Implementation evaluation of urban growth boundaries: An analytical framework and case study of Beijing. Beijing City Lab. Working paper #58

 

As of Nov 7, 2013

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9 Yearbooks of Chinese cities 1993-2011

2013

The electronic version of urban yearbooks for Chinese cities (中国城市统计年鉴) during 1993-2011 include a lot of macro indicators like GDP, population, and built-up area. 

 

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8 Housing price in Beijing

2013

Housing price for 7832 housing projects in Beijing, as of Oct 2013

Crawled from Ganjiwang by our member WANG Jianghao

 

Data are visualized at:

http://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/hellowangjh.map-lnc97wty/page.html

 

(For the whole China, see http://jianghao.github.io/HousePrice/)

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7 Image Recognition Engine based for road condition and building age

2013

Besides CAD, enormous photography data are significant data source of the data typology in the urban planning industry. Using the Arcpy base of Arcgis, our team contributes to extract the useful information and transform them to GIS grid and vector data through recognizing the RGB value of the pictures. Accordingly we can use them as the basic data of spatial analysis in the future. Currently, we have successfully completed the process of capturing road condition pictures and extracting relative information ofbuilding age photography. 


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6 OSM GPS trajectories

2013

"All public GPS tracks ever uploaded to OpenStreetMap are now available for tracing in the iD editor. Click the new "OpenStreetMap GPS traces" option in the background settings panel to reveal an overlay of GPS tracks on the map. You can use it to map roads, check one way streets, or adjust imagery where it is offset."

 

https://www.mapbox.com/blog/openstreetmap-gps-layer/

http://planet.openstreetmap.org/gps/


5 Beijing road network

2013

The latest Beijing road network provided by Datatang, in the format of ArcGIS GDB

http://www.datatang.com/data/43855


4 Taxi Trajectories

2013

Provided by MSRA (data downloadable at MASR's website as follows)

T-Drive Taxi Trajectroies: This is a sample of T-Drive taxi trajectory dataset which was generated by over 10,000 taxis in a period of one week in Beijing.

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/?id=152883

 

GeoLife Trajectory Dataset: This is a GPS trajectory dataset collected in (Microsoft Research Asia)GeoLife project by 167 users in a period of over two years (from April 2007 to Dec. 2010). This trajectory dataset can be used for many research theme, such as mobility pattern mining, user activity recognition, location-based social networks, location privacy, and location recommendation.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/b16d359d-d164-469e-9fd4-daa38f2b2e13/default.aspx

 

Alternative dataset of Taxi Trajectorieshttp://activity.datatang.com/20130830/index.html


3 Beijing map in 1875

2013

CHGIS V2

China Historical Geographic Information System Version 2.0

(c) Harvard Yenching Inst 2003

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis

PEKING 1875 MAP

FGDC metadata is found in the files with .XML and .HTM extensions.

Open the GEOTiff in ArcView or ArcGIS.  The image is slightly skewed due to the georectification.

Open the JPG image to see the original, undistorted image.

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2 Land transactions

2013

Crawled from http://www.bjgtj.gov.cn/tabid/3259/Default.aspx

As of 21 OCT 2013

 

2005-2013

7366 records

 

Raw table: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gc93o1iz7mcu6j9/DT2.rar

Geocoded records: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6mznpq5hqzl40pr/DT2geo.zip

 

All contributed by BCL member LI Miaoyi

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1 Beijing 60 years

2013

The data are copied from the disk of BEIJING 60 YEARS 《北京六十年》. Macro indicators for Beijing are available for each year during 1949-2009. 

 

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjyv28ay7ra1dwe/DT1.rar

 

For more information:  

http://tongji.cnki.net/kns55/navi/HomePage.aspx?id=N2010030092&name=YBJLS&floor=1

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