New Creations and Development of "National Physical Atlas of China
LIAO Ke(Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101)
This paper at first dealt with the historical contribution and successful experience of the first published "National Natural Atlas of China"(1965). Then, analyzed the bases and conditions of new compiled "National Physical Atlas of China"(1999), and explained designing principles and compiling methods. At last, put stress on dealing with the characteristics and new creations of new compiled "National Physical Atlas of China" as the following: 1. Basic scientific data and digits were extended and renewed on the time and space obviously, so it displayed scientific accumulations of geography and biology of China completely; 2. To implement the strategy of sustainable development, it concentrated reflected natural resources, natural disasters and the utilization and protection of natural resources in China, and stressed on the relationship between human and nature; 3. Deepened scientific specialization, many maps about animals and plants well reflected the biological diversity and deep research on it; 4. Fully reflected new advance and contribution of geographic scientific research of China, and expounded the forming and developing laws of natural environment; 5. There were more new creations and breakthroughs on designing and compiling methods and technologies, and realized thoroughly revolution from traditional technology to complete digitalization of computer design, compilation and automatic plate making.
【CateGory Index】： P285.1