Evolution of the industrial workforce in the International Settlement (1935-1940) on a 250-meter grid
Original title : Evolution of the industrial workforce in the International Settlement (1935-1940) on a 250-meter grid
Year : 2011
Author : Christian Henriot
Cartographer : Isabelle Durand
Map support : Digital
Topic : Virtual Shanghai
Transliteration : Evolution of the industrial workforce in the International Settlement (1935-1940) on a 250-meter grid
Digitized file : Yes
Map type : eAtlas
Comments : These maps show the distribution of the workforce in factories in the International Settlement in 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, and 1940. These maps are based on the industrial surveys by the Shanghai Municipal Police. The 1937 survey is currently missing. These maps belong to a series that documents the changing geography of industry in Shanghai between 1936 and 1940. It is also related to a more general study of industries in the International Settlement from 1930 onward.
To analyze the data and synthesize information, we used a vector grid consisting of cells of 250 meters by 250 meters. These units of measurement are more accurate than the police districts, which due to their uneven area mask industrial concentrations. Similarly, the synthesis of data based on block is not too relevant because of the disparities street grid. The grid is very dense in the central districts, producing smaller blocks, and looser in the peripheral districts of the International Settlement. The vector grid is an intermediate scale of representation between block-level and district-level.
Keywords : industry;economy;war;factory;workshop;1937;conflict;hostilities;Japan; military
Place of publication : Lyon