Tibet disaster preparedness strengthened

The State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) announced a newly-launched geographical information database will better assist rescue work in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the wake of natural disasters.

According to the bureau, taking three years to build, the database will provide detailed and accurate geographical information for rescue operations after major disasters such as earthquakes, mudslides, fire, and road accidents. It provide quick post-disaster assistance such as locating the disaster and analyzing the data.


Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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