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Jinan, Shandong, China
latitude: 36.6458927, longitude: 117.0128404
Browse map of Jinan 36°38′45.21″ N, 117°00′46.23″ E
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Jinan is a city in Shandong, China at latitude 36°38′45.21″ North, longitude 117°00′46.23″ East.

Jinan (济南) is the capital of Shandong Province (山东省) in the People's Republic of China (中華人民共和國).Jinan is also known as the City of Springs (泉城) because of the many natural springs supplying the city with fresh water.



Tag springs with natural=spring, and include their name as well. It would be great to tag most of the 72 famous springs, showing the hidden treasures of Jinan.

name and name:en

In general use the Chinese name of streets and places for the 'name' tag. Use 'name:en' for the English name. It is not always easy to decide what the best English name is.

For streets it is usually most appropriate to simply use pinyin without tones, only translating the main suffixes like 街, street or 路, road. 东西南北 can also be translated as West, East, South, North. So for instance 山大南路 becomes "Shanda South Road".

In rare cases it can be better to literally translate a name, for instance 黑虎泉 is commonly referred to as "Black Tiger Spring" by foreigners, but for 玛瑙泉 it is probably better to use Manao Spring, and not Agate Spring.

GPS traces

There are quite a few GPS traces tagged with 'jinan' (lowercase) as well.

Out of copyright maps

US military maps from the 50s. These are very out of date, but combined with Yahoo satellite imagery these can still yield some results. Since they are produced by the federal government they are out-of-copyright.