Thursday, November 04, 2010

Message of Blog Urges State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping "To Clarify" Intellectual Property Rights Position

Jia Li of the People's Daily reported that the State Bureau of Surveying and Maps (SBSM) announced that the Map World, a Chinese public platform for national geographical information was released on October 21, 2010 and was considered a web service independently developed by China.

Jia Li writes: "But one Chinese person raised doubts about this on a blog the next day, saying the satellite maps used in Map World most likely come from the U.S.-based DigitalGlobe, which is the satellite imagery provider of Google Maps."

"SBSM clarified that the independent intellectual property of Map World refers to the online service software, but not data resource like the satellite imagery itself."

Read the People's Daily article here.

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