Directions of GIS Development in China:An Overview
Chen Jun (National Geomatics Center of China, Beijing 100044,China)
After 22 year's development, more and more GIS are in operational use in China. This paper provides an overview of the directions of GIS development in China. It covers the development of long-term and productivity-enhancing GIS application programs, development , refinement and updating of multi-scale spatial data infrastructure, development of advanced technical systems and standardized products or services, basic research on geo-information sciences, as well as GIS professional development and education.