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The 2015 International CAE Symposium on Ubiquitous Surveying, Mapping, and big data of location was

  Along with the national action plan and strategy on Internet+ and big data, the contemporary surveying and mapping is also facing challenges and opportunities. Surveying and mapping will develop simultaneously with the mobile internet, cloud computing, sensor networks, intelligent computing techniques, and other technology in the Internet+ and big data era. Besides, it will pay more attention to public services, and form the ubiquitous surveying and mapping, which means that the surveying and mapping as well as its services are in each aspect of our daily life.

  From November 7 through 8, 2015, the 2015 International CAE Symposium on Ubiquitous Surveying, Mapping and Big Data of Locations, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and jointly hosted by GNSS Research Center of Wuhan University (WHU) and Collaborative Innovation Center of Earth and Space Science, was held at Wuhan, Hubei Province. More than 30 experts in geomatics and information science from US, Canada, Australia, UK, Hongkong, and China attended the symposium. In the participants, there are about 10 academicians from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) or CAE, and others are from more tan 20 universities or companies. Prof. Jingnan Liu officiates as the chairman, and The vice-president of WHU, Prof. Fei Li delivered a welcome speech.

  The international symposium focused on the aspects about theory and engineering technology on ubiquitous surveying and mapping, information security of big data mining among ubiquitous locations, and location-based services (LBS) system and its typical applications. In one of the conference theme reports, Prof. Liu explained the applications and development of the ubiquitous surveying and mapping in the Internet+ and big data era in detailed. He pointed out that the LBS has already became a necessary service of the mobile internet and stepped into our daily life with the development of geomatics and its intersection with mobile internet, cloud computing, big data, and other disciplines. Hence, the development of surveying and mapping advances is towards two directions: the nature and human society, which we have not yet know clearly. One the one hand, the technology of geomatics will be used in quantum, deep space, atmosphere, ocean deep, and even the universe space navigation. On the other hand, it will integrates with social sciences, cognitive science, and other disciplines to reveal the law of human activities and human society though the LBS and big data

  He also said that Internet+ had three different means. Firstly, it means the combination of geomatics with traditional industries, particularly the service industry to create new one. Online internet map is the typical example. Secondly, it means function. The internet will be a network for the interaction of matter and energy as well as information instead of information interconnection network only. In this case, the internet of information becomes internet of things to connect content and content as well as people and things. Telematics is such a kind of application. Thirdly, it means industry system instead of the tool for information search and broadcast. Once the internet could control the industrial and product design, production, sales and after-sales service remotely, modify the traditional industry in the whole process, and implement the precise control of human to the real space and the virtual space, it could be viewed as the cyber physical systems (CPS). The ubiquitous surveying and mapping should be used to the realization of this goal. Ubiquitous surveying and mapping is the future of navigation, surveying and mapping to adapt the people-centered development mode, to adapt to the green development and human intelligence development pattern, and it is also the important direction of surveying and mapping technology in the era of big data.

  Other conference theme reports were delivered by academician Deren Li, Jianya Gong, Deyi Li, Jiayao Wang, and Renzhong Guo from CAS or CAE, Mike Jackson, the chairman of European open Geospatial Consortium, Professor David J. Brady from duke university, Pouria Amirian, the chief scientist of UK Ordnance Survey, Prof. Xuqi Cheng from Institute of Computing Technology of CAS, Prof. Xiaofeng Meng from Renmin University. Other experts from University of Nottingham, RMIT University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and other countries and regions delivered many special reports. The wonderful informative reports attracted more than 300 teachers and students and the related experts from companies or scientific origination.

  The leadership from CAE and the participants gave positive evaluation to this symposium, and also believed that this symposium met the national strategy and is a success international special conference in high level. It reflected the openness, foreword-looking, and integration of technology and disciplines.

  Considering the excellent reputation of the surveying and mapping research at WHU, CAE selects WHU as the co-sponsor. WHU is recognized as the world's largest and best education and scientific research institute of surveying and mapping. In this field, there are many national engineering research centers, national laboratories, and collaborative innovation centers at WHU. The annual income from transformation of 3S technology at WHU has been the top-three among the colleges and universities at Hubei Province. The emergence of ubiquitous surveying and mapping is the response of WHU to the Internet+ and big data.

  This symposium is one of the most important yearly activities of Collaborative Innovation Center of Earth and Space Science.