Figure 1 The 2023 edition of the standard map of China. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The standard map service system operates on the official website of the Ministry of Natural Resources, providing a series of standard maps for the public. The 2023 edition of the standard map of China was released by the Ministry of Natural Resources during the celebration of Surveying and Mapping Publicity Day and the National Mapping Awareness Publicity Week on Monday in Deqing County, Zhejiang province. The county is where the United Nations Global Geographic Information Knowledge and Innovation Center is located.
It is suggested that surveying, mapping, and geographic information play an important role in boosting the development of the nation, meeting the needs of all walks of life, supporting the management of natural resources, and helping the construction of ecology and civilization, according to Wu Wenzhong, chief planner of the ministry. "The next step will be to accelerate the application of geographic information data such as digital maps and navigation and positioning in the development of the digital economy, such as location-based services, precision agriculture, platform economy and intelligent connected vehicles," Wu said.
Author: Ma Zhenhuan
Edited by Liang Xiuchun