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北京交通地图 Map of Beijing

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

City Map of Beijing
  Date:   Jun, 2007 (3rd Ed)
Map format:   jpeg
Dimension:   972 x 713 pixels (939 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
Conditions of using this map:   Unlimited educational use, free download.  Free web posting with web link to www.johomaps.net
Computer Specifics:   Prepared using Adobe Illustrator
   
   

Subway Map of Beijing

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Metro Map of Beijing
  Date:   Oct, 2007 (4th Ed)
Map format:   jpeg
Dimension:   1233 x 880 pixels (787 kb)
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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Map of Beijing City Centre
  Date:   Oct, 2007 (2nd Ed)
Map format:   jpeg
Dimension:   903 x 1134 pixels (796 kb)
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Official Names of the City:
Bĕijīng

Pékin
(Simplified and Traditional Chinese) Pinyin (CHN)  Japanese Korean  French

Other names of Beijing:
Peking (name before c. 1949), Jing (short form), Peping (name during the Republic of China Era before 1949, still occasionally used in Taiwanese literature)
Older names include Yanjing, Dadu (Mongolian era, c. 1200 AD)

Adjective: Pekinese (Obsolete), various modern forms (Beijinese or Beijingese)
Short form: Jing (京)

Beijing (From Wikipedia)
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, a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC). Beijing is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, equivalent to a province in China's administrative structure. Beijing Municipality borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.

Beijing is China's second largest city in terms of population, after Shanghai. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways entering and leaving it in all directions. It is also the focal point of many international flights to China. Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the PRC, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields.

Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It will also host the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The Kuomintang changed the name of the city to Peiping.  The Communist Party of China reverted the name to Beijing (Peking) in 1949 again in part to emphasize that Beijing had returned to its role as China's capital. The government of the Republic of China on Taiwan has never formally recognized the name change, and during the 1950s and 1960s it was common in Taiwan for Beijing to be called Peiping to imply the illegitimacy of the PRC. Today, almost all of Taiwan, including the ROC government, uses Beijing, although some maps of China from Taiwan still use the old name along with pre-1949 political boundaries.

Yanjing (燕京, Pinyin: Yānjīng, Wade-Giles: Yen-ching) is and has been another popular informal name for Beijing, a reference to the ancient State of Yan that existed here during the Zhou Dynasty. This name is reflected in the locally-brewed Yanjing Beer as well as Yenching University, an institution of higher learning that was merged into Peking University. Beijing is also the Cambuluc (Khanbaliq) described in Marco Polo's accounts.

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Interactive Maps (with Rating by Johomaps *) - External Links

Beijing Public Transport Interactive Map (English) General Rating:
  • Detailed map by the Beijing Public Transport Holdings Ltd
  • Beijing street maps and route info on Beijing's bus routes
  • Very useful for English-speaking tourists
  • The site can be improved with addition of metro routes, as well as information on how to get to the airport
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 3/5
Required Program N/A
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info Bus routes

 

Baidu.com (Chinese Only) General Rating:
  • Interface is very similar to Google Maps
  • Click on the orange squares, they represent major metropolitan areas where detailed street maps are available.
  • Very detailed mapping for the country side including names of many small villages
  • Subway routes included for major cities, but stations are not shown.
  • Accurate highway information but some projection errors are found in known areas.
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5 (Use the print command on the top right hand corner)
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Mapabc.com (Chinese Only) General Rating:
  • First Interactive Maps of China
  • Accurate information on streets and highways of most major cities in China.  Relative lack of information on rural areas.  As many other maps of China, it has difficulties catching up with the extreme speed of infrastructure construction. Some erroneous information on roads, for instance, a few highways are not actually highways.
  • Select city, province or regions in the middle column and go from there.
  • The Zoom tool is on the right margin of the map window.
  • User-friendliness: 3/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
Required Program Java Applet
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers (no hwy numbers)
Additional Info N/A

 

Reference Maps  - External Links


Map and info of Beijing's Subway System (Urban Rail. net)
Maps and the most updated info on the subway system of Beijing.

 

Google Sat Photo
 
  • Map not available yet, satellite photo only
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Road names and highway numbers
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