China Gathers Data of its 10, 500 Islands

China Gathers Data of its 10, 500 Islands

china mapIn recent news, China has gathered  detailed topographic topographic information and images of all its 10, 500 islands using remote sensing technology.

It took three years of work by the aviation law enforcement forces with the China Marine Surveillance (CMS), according to an State Oceanic Administration  (SOA) statement.

The administration said that the landmasses covered are on the official catalogue of China’s islands, but none fall within the country’s recently established Air Defense Identification Zone.

An islands surveillance plan mapped out by the SOA in 2011 required the CMS to conduct remote sensing and collect data on all reachable islands every three years, and said that such efforts should focus on islands listed for development, rehabilitation and protection.

According to the CMS, it will cooperate with the SOA island management department and the National Marine Data & Information Service in drafting an information sharing mechanism in order to strengthen technological support for the country’s law enforcement work concerning its islands.

News has been taken from Xinhuanet

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