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‘China’s GIS industry to reach CNY 400 bn by 2015’

China: The output value of China”s geographic information industry is expected to reach CNY 200 billion (USD 31.8 billion) by the end of this year. According to a statement issued by the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, the output may exceed CNY 400 billion by the end of 2015.

Moreover, domestic geographic information software take up 70 per cent of the country”s relevant market share, and the market share of indigenous digital photogrammetry software in China has reached 90 per cent, the statement said.

An advanced system of geographic information-related technologies and equipment is taking shape in China, combining space, air and on-the-ground technologies and equipment, including the Ziyuan III satellite, the Beidou Navigation Satellite System and a national emergency geoinformation monitoring system, the statement said.

Source: China.org