Interactive Map Guide

Browser Compatibility

We recommend the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari for the best map performance. The map is not optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer.


The Sites Database Interactive Map consists of a draggable, zoomable map with clickable markers representing database sites.

Upon loading, the map is set at a zoom level that encompasses all marked sites. The default display mode is “hybrid,” which combines photographic satellite Earth imagery with town, landmark, and road labels. Both of these settings can be changed using the map’s controls. Double clicking anywhere on the map also zooms in and centers the zoomed map on the point clicked.

Sites are marked with small blue circles. Larger red markers indicate an area with multiple sites that lie in close proximity to each other, and cannot be distinguished from each other at lower zoom levels. Zooming closer in to the point of a red marker will reveal all of the sites located around it.

Clicking on a blue marker opens an info window displaying key information for each site. The info window also contains links to the site’s entry in the Jonang Foundation and Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center databases.

Tibetan Text

The map makes use of Tibetan text for the site names. To ensure that the Tibetan displays properly, character encoding for your web browser should be set to Unicode (UTF-8). Some users with older operating systems may need to download and install a Tibetan font such as Jomolhari.

If you experience problems displaying Tibetan text properly, we recommend reading the Tibetan and Himalayan Library’s page on Tibetan Scripts, Fonts & Related Issues.


You can leave any questions or comments about the map here. Please write MAP at the beginning of the subject line on the contact form.

This map was created by Connor McCarty working under the supervision of Dr. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa at the University of Alabama with generous support from Dr. Michael Sheehy.