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100 Chinese cities set up digital GIS

China: With an aim to build a nationwide digital geographic framework by 2015, China has already set up digital GIS in more than 100 cities, including Taiyuan and Jincheng in Shanxi Province, Huizhou and Foshan in Guangdong Province, Yantai and Weihai in Shandong Province, according to the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG).

In addition, through a press statement, the NASMG informed that about 10 lower-level counties have made their digital geographic systems operational. By 2015, more than 260 prefecture-level Chinese cities will have digital geographic systems.

The NASMG will select some cities equipped with well-developed digital geographic systems  to build ‘smart cities’ on a pilot programme which aims to develop urban centres administered with intelligent technology such as cloud computing.

Source: China.org.cn