APMgeo recently met with senior officials from the Chinese, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), appointed to administer one of the 12 major new development zones across China. Tianjin is on the eastern seaboard of China and is an old port city near Beijing. The current population of 8 million people is expected to rise to 10 million with this initiative but the Chinese Government has said that these new zones must be built and run on environmentally sustainable principles. The group from Tianjin were in the UK attending a series of workshops, learning from British expertise in sustainable development and environmental protection.
APMgeo gave a presentation at Oxford University on how advanced geospatial technologies (such as GIS, remote sensing and BIM) can be used throughout the lifecycle of this development, including the ongoing monitoring of environmental performance.
Andy Murdock (Director) said “TEDA is an exciting development which is helping shape China’s future. We are delighted to have been invited to meet with the delegation and to discuss the Tianjin zone. Clearly geospatial technologies have a major role to play in ensuring that the green agenda is met and we look forward to assisting with this“.