Shanghai to launch its geographic census

Shanghai to launch its geographic census

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China: Shanghai will carry out its first census of geographic conditions through 2015, collecting data on the city’s natural and man-made composition, surveying officials said. Information on land features, vegetation and water resources, as well as transport grids, residential areas and facilities will be collected, the Shanghai Institute of Surveying and Mapping said.

A trial operation of the census has been completed in Huangpu and Jiading districts, covering a total of 484 square kilometers. The institute is now sorting the information collected.

The team used GPS and aerospace remote sensing technology to collect data on geographic conditions, said the institute.

The information collected will be used to establish Shanghai’s Smart City project.

This project aims to create a high-tech, intelligent, energy-friendly city as part of efforts to enhance daily life.

Source: Shanghai Daily