ACASIAN is associated with the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), which is led by Professor Lew Lancaster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Buddhist Program, U. California, Berkeley, USA.
The ECAI WWW Home Pages at Berkeley are now open. Interim ECAI pages created by T. Matthew Ciolek are still accessable. Original ECAI Pages.
Lawrence Crissman, Director of ACASIAN, prepared some clickable maps of China and Yunnan Province for the 1998 ECAI meeting in Heidelberg. They were designed to demonstrate how limited such devices are for accessing the rich information sources that ECAI will incorporate into its databases. They may nonetheless be of some interest, and are accordingly made available by clicking the URL below.
Some are titled 'UNCLICKABLE' because they were designed to demonstrate how impractable it would be do try to make all of the administrative units into clickable areas.
As these maps were designed to be part of an oral demonstration, some instructions are required in order for others to navigate through them, as follows:
1. All of the maps showing provinces are now linked to provincial information sheets originally prepared by Dr. Stephen Morgan, Department of Management, The Univesity of Melbourne. They will be updated from time to time.
2. Even the maps with 'UNCLICKABE' in their titles DO have clickable areas. Apart from the ACASIAN copyright notice, which is linked back to the ACASIAN Homepage, the other clickable areas of the maps are not visible.
3. Moving the cursor around in the margins of the map will reveal the hidden URLs, which include a default that will bring you back to a verson of this page, from where you can start again if necessary.
4. If you place your cursor under the title of a map, you will usually find a URL that will take you to some other map.
5. There is sometimes another clickable region underneath the Province of Yunnan on the maps of China as a whole that will take you to one of the maps of that province.
6. On the maps of China that display county-level administrative boundaries, clicking in the region of the North China Plain and the Sichuan Basin will take you to enlargements of those regions.
7. Clicking in the lower left or right corners of those two maps, opposite the copyright notice, will take you back to the large county boundary map.