NYU Spatial Data Repository

Central Asia, 1908 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Eastern Turkistan, specially prepared for the Foreign Department, from India ; published under direction of Colonel F. B. Longe, R. E., Surveyor General of India. It was published by Survey of India in Feb. 1908. Scale [1:2,027,520]. Covers a portion of Central Asia including Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (also known as Chinese Turkestan) and portions of Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the a modified 'Asia Lambert Conformal Conic' projection with a central meridian of 84 degrees East projection. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as drainage, cities and other human settlements, railroads, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown by spot heights. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection as part of the Open Collections Program at Harvard University project: Islamic Heritage Project. Maps selected for the project represent a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes. The Islamic Heritage Project consists of over 100,000 digitized pages from Harvard's collections of Islamic manuscripts and published materials. Supported by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and developed in association with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.
Asia, Central, China, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu, Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Landforms, Bodies of water, Land use, and Infrastructure (Economics)
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