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The State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System (LREIS) was founded in 1985. It is the earliest GIS research organization in China and one of the earliest GIS research institutes in the world. The laboratory has always emphasized on theoretical and technological researches of Geo-information science, as well as facilitated domestic and international cooperation to support GIS applications in all fields. It forms a base for high level GIS professional training, and guides the direction of GIS development in China.

Its main research fields and objectives are as follows:

  • To explore the frontiers of Geo-science, and develop the original and integrated theories and methodologies in the field of Geo-information science. It focuses on the research of spatio-temporal patterns of land surface processes and their mechanism, spatial cognition theories, and grid computation, and tries to resolve the major research problems of spatial information retrieval, information assimilation, scales, and methods of artificial intelligence.
  • Be geared to the needs of national development, develop thematic information systems, and implement spatial information systems in resources, environment, ecosystem, public security, so as to provide credible support for sustainable development of national economy.
  • To develop GIS software with independent intellectual property rights based on “data-model-software-system” integrated geographic information technologies.
  • To study on the standards of spatial data and metadata, build national wide platform and data sharing network of resource and environment data.

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Homepage: LREIS - State Key Laboratory of Resources & Environmental Information Systems

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