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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

18 March 2009

DDBC Place [Chinese historical geography] Authority Database


18 Mar 2009

DDBC Place [Chinese historical geography] Authority Database

Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC), Taipei, Taiwan.

"Information on place names from Buddhist sources with latitude and longitude. [Downloadable Google Earth files with the places' coordinates] KML [and real-time online Google maps] output."

URL http://authority.ddbc.edu.tw/place/

[DDBC Place Authority Database is is still in the early phase of development. It's current interface is in a mix of Chinese and English. The site, at present, has no documentation or explanatory notes attached to it. However, even in its embroynic form it is a very impressive and very promising research tool. The author of the site, Dr Marcus Bingenheimer - MA (Sinology) and PhD (History of Religions) from Wuerzburg University and an MA (Communication Studies) from Nagoya University - is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Library and Information Center at Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan, where he supervises various projects concerning the digitization of Buddhist culture. - ed.]

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

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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