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Press Release: The New Release of "Spatial Explorer of Religion"

发布时间: 2012-10-16

  Press Release: The New Release of "Spatial Explorer of Religion"

USA EST Time: 9:00 AM, October 22, 2012

Recorded Webcast: https://chinadata.webex.com/chinadata/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=69295122&rKey=91db26ed66056b1e

As a joint effort by the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, the China Data Center at the University of Michigan, and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing of Wuhan University, we are pleased to announce the 1st release of the "Spatial Explorer of Religion" athttp://chinadataonline.org/religionexplorer. It enables a variety of data derived from different sources and formats to be incorporated into one single system and offers demographic and economic data, maps, charts, reports, as well as advanced functions for graphic and spatial statistical analysis in a web-based delivery system.

We are planning an online press conference for the 1st release of the "Spatial Explorer of Religion" at 9:00 AM on October 22, 2012 (New York time). The web conference is open to all of those who are interested in it. Drs. George Hong, Fenggang Yang and Shuming Bao will give an introduction and an online demo on the project. There will be some time for the following up Q&A.

Those who are interested in the web conference can simply click the following link:https://chinadata.webex.com/chinadata/j.php?ED=213658752&UID=488215702&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D.You may be asked to enter your email address and install a plug in application. You will need a microphone and speaker for your computer for joining the online discussion. Please click "Audio Conference" after you get in.

You may register yourself online at http://chinadatacenter.org/Learming/SeminarsContent.aspx?id=28. We’ll send you a reminder shortly before the press conference and keep you informed of our project progress.
 

About "the Spatial Study of Religion and Society" Project:

Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the "Spatial Study of Religion and Society" project is co-sponsored by the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University and the China Data Center at the University of Michigan. The project aims at promoting research, teaching, learning, and training on the spatial studies of religions and society in China. It is expected that the project will enhance the scholarship on the subject and provide effective assistance in support of scholars’ research through 1) developing their research interactions and collaboration; 2) expanding their research projects with the information and tech support in view of their limited access and tech support from local institutions; 3) promoting interdisciplinary studies with the added value from the integration of those data from different sourc