China Digital Earth Congress launches Earth big data prototype system in Beijing
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 18 Nov (Reporter Dong Ruifeng) at the China Digital Earth Conference, which opened in Beijing on 18 November, Chinese scientists released the Earth big data prototype system. The system will provide users around the world with a unique logo standardized earth big data, which has been applied in the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals, the digital "Belt and Road Initiative", panoramic beautiful China and so on.
Digital earth is a highly integrated field of space science and technology, information technology and earth science, and it is also an advanced tool for quantitative study of the earth, in-depth understanding of the earth and scientific utilization of the earth.
Guo Huadong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and honorary president of the International Digital Earth Society, said that the Earth big data prototype system integrates data storage, management, and information mining, and strings scattered big data "beads" into "necklaces." It will become an important scientific platform to drive scientific discovery and decision support.
Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the digital earth system, which has been developed one after another, has provided important support for the country's response to climate change, disaster prevention and mitigation, urban management, heritage protection, and sustainable development.
The China Digital Earth Congress is sponsored by the International Digital Earth Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The theme of the conference is "big data on Earth for Sustainable Development".
The conference also released the first academic monograph in the field of the global digital earth, the Digital Earth Handbook. The manual analyzes the theory, technology and application of digital earth, analyzes the present situation of the development of digital earth, and predicts the development trend of digital earth in the future. It is co-written by more than 100 authors from 18 countries, which plays an important guiding role in the development of digital earth in the world.