- Created：2015-09-17 14:38:44
In 2012, to meet the rising demands for geospatial information strategic industry development, Wuhan University, together with China Aerospace Science and Technology Group (CASC), Tsinghua University, and Beihang University formally established the Collaborative Innovation Center for Geospatial Information Technology. Based on major scientific and technological projects such as “High Resolution Earth Observation System” and “the Second-Generation Satellite Navigation System”; integrating the advantages of both domestic and international strengths in geospatial information technology, the Center aims to promote China’s geospatial information technology to an advanced international level, and constantly pushes forward the development of the geospatial information industry by way of collaboration and innovation.
Since its recent foundation two years ago, the Center has achieved efficient and productive work in three domains: the study on basic and frontier theories of geospatial information technology; research on key technologies of “High Resolution Earth Observation System” and “the Second-Generation Satellite Navigation System”; and promotion of high-tech industrialization. A number of significant achievements were obtained, such as high-precision processing of “ZY-3” and “GF” satellite images; the development of the Beidou ground enhancement system; and spatial information network services based on “Map World”. In 2012 and 2013, the Center jointly established “Wuhan Navigation and LBS, Inc.” and “Wuhan Remote Sensing and Spatial Information, Inc.” in partnership with the Wuhan Municipal Government for the construction of the Beidou LBS service system and a commercial high-resolution remote sensing system, so as to promote the development of geospatial information industry in China.
In the future, we will continue to share in the advantages of the operational system and mechanisms of the Center; promote the Center to become one of the world-class geospatial information innovation bases; and to constantly lead the development of the geospatial information industry in China. We believe that this Center will help “Strengthen the Army, Enrich the Country, Benefit the People”!