Map compilation of Arctic and Antarctic launched in Beijing

2010-01-29 08:39 BJT


A compilation of maps of the Arctic and Antarctic continents has hit the shelves in Beijing bookstores. The compilation is evidence of China's scientific achievements in geographic exploration.

The map compilation boasts a prolific portfolio of detailed geographic maps, illustrations and charts of the Arctic and Antarctica.

It features around 150 pictures, evidence of China's achievements in researching the two continents over the past 25 years.

A compilation of maps of the Arctic and Antarctic continents has hit the shelves in Beijing bookstores. The compilation is evidence of China's scientific achievements in geographic exploration.
A compilation of maps of the Arctic and Antarctic continents has hit the shelves in
Beijing bookstores. The compilation is evidence of China's scientific achievements in
geographic exploration.

The State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping dispatched a total of 111 Chinese researchers to the freezing poles to conduct the cartographic surveying. It covers an area of nearly 200-thousand square meters.

Researchers employed aerial photogrammetry while they travelled.

Such was their dedication, team members fell into ice holes twice, just to ensure the accuracy of the maps.

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