I am looking for shapefiles of two Chinese landmarks.

  1. Great Wall of China. Format: spatial lines. The sources mentioned in another post are apparently not available anymore.

  2. Silk Road. Format: spatial lines, points or polygons.

Comments on maps that can be geocoded are also welcome.


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You can use Overpass API to get data in GeoJSON format. You can query using WikidataID parameter (Q12501)


Example on https://geoattractions.com/details/55971

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  • For that to work the Great Wall of China needs to be a feature in OpenStreetMap, right? However, OpenStreetMap only covers tiny isolated pieces.
    – Chr
    Oct 29, 2020 at 11:52
  • But all these features have same Wikidata ID. Check map using OSM data on this page geoattractions.com/details/55971 Oct 29, 2020 at 22:28

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