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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

05 May 2009

Database on Buddhist Temples in Taiwan


05 May 2009

Library and Information Center, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC), Jinshan, Taiwan

Supplied note:
"Those of you doing research on Taiwanese history and religion might be interested in our database of Buddhist temples in Taiwan. [...] What you find at this website is an interface that lets you query the location of temples in various ways, get historical information about them and access an image database. Since part of the data is also referenced in time it is possible to construct queries such as: show which Buddhist temples existed in Taipei in 1900.
The project is at the end of its second year and has one more year to add material, correct mistakes and internationalize the interface, which so far is only in Chinese.
As of April 30th, we have geo-referenced 4626 Buddhist sites. For about 1009 of these we know the foundation date. For 520 we offer short descriptions. More than 1000 CC-licensed images are available for 130 temples. I do not know of any larger database of its kind. [...]
The raw data of this project will - very probably - be made public once the project is concluded next year.
all the best, Marcus Bingenheimer"

[A valuable site, which at present is entirely in Chinese - ed.]

URL http://dev.ddbc.edu.tw/taiwanbudgis/

Link reported by: Marcus Bingenheimer (m.bingenheimer--at--gmail.com),
forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

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