A full set of 1:1, 000, 000 Geomorphologic maps of China was completed recently and will be published soon, according to the news released by State Key Laboratory of Resource and Environmental Information System at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS.
In succeeding the 15 sheets of geomorphologic maps with the same scale finished in 1980′s, this newly completed atlas composes of 74 sheets including land and ocean. It is the first of its kind ever completely codified in the world.
The compliance was aimed at providing basis for environmental and biological investigations and also for regional development programming. So far it has found its application in National Key Projects such as national survey on soil quality, and surveying and mapping of the western part of China.
A geomorphologic data sharing system was also built along with the Geomorphologic Atlas.