Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Chinese scientists say goodbye to Tiangong-2, expecting space station
After helping scientists complete many significant experiments such as...
ISRO Joins Exclusive club with Launch of Chandrayaan-2 Mission
A GSLV Mk II rocket lifted off from the...
Mapbox and Yahoo! JAPAN Collaborate to Transform the Digital Experience of Maps in Japan
San Francisco, California and Tokyo, Japan- Mapbox and Yahoo...
Japan’s Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh drone company KazUAV
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – July 18, 2019 – Japan-based Terra...
ISRO calls off Chandrayaan 2 launch due to technical glitch
India’s ambitious second lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2, suffered a...
Ministry of Interior wins global excellence award in GIS
Doha: The Ministry of the Interior, represented by the...
UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure
A European Vega launcher failed Wednesday night around two...
Russia Launches Telescope Into Space To Map The Cosmos In ‘Outstanding’ Detail
Russia has successfully launched a new telescope into space, marking...
UAE’s space programme: ‘UAE to come back stronger with the launch of Falcon Eye 2 soon’
Dubai: The loss of the Falcon Eye 1 satellite...
France announces Air and Space Force, due to launch in 2020
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the country's...

August 1st, 2011
Maps – History of the South China Sea

The South China Sea dispute centers on the sovereignty over the Nansha Islands, a network of islands that stretches 1,000 km from north to south in the southeastern corner of the sea. China was the first country to discover and name the islands. It was also the first to exercise sovereignty over them and has maintained that sovereignty for hundreds of years. The dispute did not erupt until the early 1970s, after a UN exploration in 1969 showed the South China Sea may be one of the most oil-rich and natural gas-heavy regions in the world. Read More