This set of maps uses April, 2015, population statistics at the village (村) and neighborhood (里) level to give a much more detailed picture of Yunlin than was possible when data was only mapped at the “township” level (市, 鎮, and鄉). We hope these maps will be useful tools for prayer and ministry planning for those serving in the work of the gospel in this county.

 

Eight Maps Show Statistics For All of Yunlin County:

 

Map A shows the locations of all 63 Protestant churches listed for Yunlin County in the 2015 - 2016 Taiwan Church Handbook* along with township borders and the borders for all 388 villages / neighborhoods in Yunlin.

 

Map B is the same as Map A except that 3 km buffer lines have been added to the map. These lines show the areas of Yunlin that are within 3 km of a Protestant church. The 3 km distance is arbitrary. The buffer lines help evaluate whether a given village / neighborhood is relatively closer or farther from a church.

 

Map C shows the church locations plus the April, 2015, population for each village / neighborhood. This map can be used to see if there are areas of significant populations that have no near-by churches.

 

Map C2 is the same as Map C except that the 3 km buffer lines have been added.

 

Map C3 takes Map C2 and shows only those village / neighborhoods that have a population over 2,000. This map was made so that it would be easier to see the places that have a relatively higher population and their locations relative to existing Protestant churches.

 

Map C4 is similar to Map C3 but only shows areas that have a population under 2,000. The under 2,000 ranges of population were also increased from the two ranges used in Maps C and C2 to four ranges to provide more information.

 

Maps D and D2 show the April, 2015, gender ratio – given in terms of how many males there are for every 100 females – for each neighborhood / village in Yunlin County. On Map D the gender ratio is in the red range (greater than 105.0) for 299 of the 388 neighborhoods / villages in the county. The blue places on the map indicate areas where there are 95 males, or fewer, for every 100 females. There are few places in the blue range in Yunlin and they are primarily in the larger towns / cities. Map D2 shows more information about the gender ratio as it uses four ranges for the ratios that are greater than 105 instead of the one range used in Map D.

 

Close-Up Maps Covering All Yunlin County

 

Because maps A through D2 cover the villages / neighborhoods for all of Yunlin County it was not possible to put the name of each village / neighborhood on the map. Because of this a set of ten close-up maps that cover all of Yunlin was made.

 

Map E shows the ten groupings that were used to make the close-up maps. They are numbered from YV-1 to YV – 10. YV stands for “Yunlin Villages”.

 

Each of the close-up maps include the Protestant church locations, the 3 km buffer lines, the name of the village / neighborhood in Chinese characters, and the April, 2014, population given as a number. The colors also show the range in which the population falls.

 

Satellite Imagery Maps For Each Yunlin County Subdivision

 

In addition, maps that superimpose village / neighbourhood boundaries and Protestant church locations over satellite imagery were made for each of the subdivisions of Yunlin County. The corresponding satellite maps are placed after each of the YV-1 through YV-10 maps. The main advantage of the satellite imagery maps is that they make it easy to see where concentrations of population are located in relation to the locations of Protestant churches.

 

We hope that the close-up maps of population and church locations, along with the satellite imagery maps, will provide useful detailed information that can be used for prayer and ministry planning for Yunlin County.

 

George McFall, TEAM, February, 2016

 

*Church data source: 2015 - 2016 Taiwan Church Handbook, Christian Resource Center, Taichung. 統計的來源: 2015 - 2016 年台閩地區基督教堂會, 宗派, 宣教機構一覽表基督教資料中心發行, 台中

 

 
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