A Summary of the Progress of Geomatics (Surveying and Mapping,SM) in 2001 in China
NING Jin sheng ①,LI De ren ①,ZHU Guo rui ①,et al(Wuhan University,Wuhan 430079,China)
The paper summarized the progress of Geomatics (SM) discipline in 2001 in China. The definition of Geomatics (SM) and its branches i.e. geodesy,photogrammetry and remote sensing,cartography and geographic information engineering,engineering surveying,hydrographic surveying and charting are given. The research contents and the modern developments of the discipline are described. Then the definition, characteristics and concrete contents of the new progress of the 5 geomatics (SM) branches are introduced.