China: China will launch its first national survey that will examine the country”s geographic conditions next year.
The survey, with investment of about CNY 1.1 billion (USD 175 million), will take three years to monitor China”s nature and geographic conditions relating to humans, a National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation official said.
Information collected will consist of the country”s territorial size, geological regions, topographic and geomorphic characteristics as well as road and transportation networks.
The information will be used to establish a national background database on geographic conditions in the country.
The administration also announced that it will launch a national programme to equip the country”s cities with digital public services supported by geo-information networks.
Source: China Daily