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Jupp, David L B. 2006. "The Qinling Plank Roads to Shu" Project. David L B Jupp, PO Box 3023, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.

"The Qinling Plank Roads to Shu" Project

Australia-China Cooperation to Enhance the Knowledge and Impacts of
Historical Culture through 3S Technologies in the Hanzhong Area of
Western China.

Dr David L B Jupp
PO Box 3023
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

[Page est. 3 Nov 2006. Page last updated: 2 Dec 2014.]


This Australia-China Council (ACC) ( supported project will apply modern "3S" technology, i.e. Remote Sensing (usually from satellites), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to help research into Qin, Han to Tang Dynasty "Plank" Roads (= trestle roads built along sheer cliffs and steep sides of inaccessible mountain valleys) constructed in antiquity across the Qinling mountains for communications, interchange, trade and traffic between the present day Shaanxi and Sichuan regions of Central and Western China.

The Primary Objectives of the China's Qinling Plank Roads to Shu Project are:

For details of the Project see the zipped version of January 2007 document (in English and Chinese) PDF document (Warning: zipped document size 852KB)

Update 1 Jun 2008: "3 S applications to Shu Road History" [incl. Google Earth KMZ Files for Shu Road work]

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