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China maps 70,000 villages,townships in 2009

2010-02-19 11:58 BJT

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mapping authorities had worked out about 70,000 topographic charts and image graphics for the rural areas in the past year.

The State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping said it was part of its efforts to ensure one village has one map of its own.

The bureau also made more than 300 thematic maps and developed 18 geographical information systems tailored for agriculture and rural areas.

According to the bureau, Beijing is leading the country in employing geographical information systems and management information system to develop villages.

The technologies were playing an important role in village planning and management, the bureau said.

The bureau promised further efforts in surveying and mapping villages and townships this year.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua