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China to promote Geological Information Industry

China: China's State Council has issued proposals for promoting the development of the geological information industry. The document that was published on the government's website recently, points out that in five to 10 years, the country's capabilities in getting geological information will be enhanced significantly with improved scientific and technological innovation capacity and increased international competitiveness.

The industry is developing at high speed and taking a more important role in economic and social development. The document points out that data obtaining and processing capabilities of remote sensing should be improved. It also calls for development of surveying and mapping satellites, high and medium altitude photo planes, low-altitude unmanned planes and ground remote sensing systems.

Source: English cri