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Railway networks: connecting China with South(east) Asia

posted on 2022-08-15, 06:37 authored by Chun Yin Man, David Alexander PalmerDavid Alexander Palmer


The geometry of new railways in China, South Asia, and Southeast Asia up until March 2020. Spatially contextualizing the new railways, existing railway networks in China and South(east) Asia are separately annotated in the Shapefile for manipulation. 

An interactive view of this dataset: Link


Locations of new railways were digitized based on online sources. Please refer to the geometry of existing railways was collected from Natural Earth 10m-cultural-vectors version 4.0.0 (published by Natural Earth on 15th November 2017).

For metadata, such as data description and available methods for geospatial data processing, please read the readme.pdf.

Terms of use

This dataset features in a collection of geospatial data "Geo-mapping databases for the Belt and Road Initiative". To cite this work, available citation styles can be found here: 


CRF grant no. C7052-18G, “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road”