China: China”s first state key laboratory for Geographic Information Engineering (GIE) was established at a surveying and mapping institute affiliated to the General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the Chinese People”s Liberation Army (PLA).
It is reported that this is the only state key laboratory in the field of military surveying, mapping and navigation in China, mainly engaging in basic research and application research of global geospatial information with the focus on exploring and innovating space-time benchmark calibration and new theories and technologies related to navigation.
Yang Yuanxi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the unveiling ceremony of the laboratory. He said that the establishment of this lab will be conducive to improving the subject setting in the field of GIE research in China, thus serving as the national GIE center for scientific research and academic exchanges and a base for R&D and personnel training.
Source: People Daily