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July 27th, 2014
China Releases First Officially Issued Geoinformation Industry Plan

Planning noted that the geographic information industry based geographic information resources development and utilization of the core of the high-tech industry, modern service industry and strategic emerging industries. With the continuous improvement and constantly optimize the development environment, and constantly improve the industrial infrastructure, the rapid expansion of industrial scale, the core competitiveness, geographic information industry has grown into a new stage of transformation and upgrading.

The plan clearly outlines objectives, including:, adhere to affect demand, market-led, government regulation, and standardize management, science and technology leading, innovation-driven, focusing on breakthroughs in the overall advancement of the principles, bigger and stronger industrial scale, enhance independent innovation capability, enhance service management level, improve policies and regulations system, and strive to 2020, the initial formation of structural optimization, rational layout, distinctive, competitive and orderly pattern of industrial development, and become a new growth point of national economic development.

The plan stresses the need to focus on remote sensing data services around mapping, geographic information mapping equipment manufacturing, geographic information software, geographic information and integration of navigation and positioning services, geographic information application services and map publishing and services of the six areas of focus, focus on capacity building, and actively support leading enterprises, and expand the market share, enhance the overall competitiveness of the industry. The plan also optimizing the policy environment, solid foundation conditions, promote innovation, strengthen personnel training, enhance service management, expand international cooperation, to carry out aspects of statistical analysis, the proposed policy measures to ensure the orderly and healthy development of the industry.

Planning requirements for the effective implementation of security planning tasks, to establish multi-sectoral coordination mechanism, and fully mobilize the enthusiasm and creativity of the whole society to jointly promote the development of geographic information industry together.