The State Geospatial Information Center is a subordinate institution of the National Development andReform Commission. Its main jobs are to establish management policies and technical standards forthe integration and sharing of geospatial information,to undertake the construction and operation of the national natural resources and geospatial basic information database(NRGSBID), to provide geospatial information products and related services for the government and the community,to guide the construction and application of the localnatural resourceand geospatial basic information database.
The Center, in the spirit of the idea of ‘innovation, service and leading’,focuses on providing service to the implement of the national economic and social development strategy, the general strategy of regional development and the ‘big three strategies’, deepening the research on the major problems in the field of geospatial information, promotingthe cross-sectors integration and sharing and the Civil-military integration, building a service platform for comprehensive application and a national platform for the development cooperation,strengthening the management of the industry,improving the level of the services to the collaborative application, strengthening international exchange and cooperation, and promoting the construction of China Digital Earth and the development of geospatial information industry in China.
The Centerprovides services for macro decision-making, government applications, public and scientific researchbased on the geospatial information resources, which includes systems and service integration, data integration, data mining and analysis, information product sharing exchange, business collaboration.
NRGSBID is one of the four basic information databaseconstructed under National E-Government Projectand the core project of national geospatial infrastructural construction, which followedthe deployment of the General Office of CCCPC （Zhongfa  No. 17） and the arrangement of the office of the informatization work teamof the General Office of the State Council (Guoxinbanfa  No. 28). It was he National Development and Reform Commissionthat led the construction of NRGSBID , and there were 10 other departments that ever participated in the construction, which were the Ministry of Land and Resources, the Ministry of Water Resources, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the State Oceanic Administration, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, the State Forestry Administration, China Meteorological Administration, Aerospace Science and Technology Group, the PLA General Staff.Now, phase 1 of the project iscompleted.In the past years, we have constructed a basic, strategic geospatial information resource library which was standardized, large-scale and sustainably updating, built a national geospatial information sharing exchange network service system, a national information resources directory Service system and a national multi-source geospatial information large-scale,rapid integration and sharing of application services model,set up the government information sharing service support system which consisted of a data center and 11 data branches, andcreated a joint work system which was cross-sectors collaborated and Civil-military integrated and anatural resource and geospatial information sharing mechanism.
NRGSBID has six major application areas,which include resource and environment monitoring and carrying capacity evaluation, natural disaster monitoring and assessment and emergency response to emergency events, major construction project tracking and benefit assessment, land and space development and regional planning, marine resources development and marine economy development, regional sustainable development.
NRGSBID has used a large number of domestic high-resolution satellite observation data to prepare and publish 17 cross-sectoral, long series of comprehensive Atlas and research reportsto datethat are
NRGSBID has integrated and transformed more than 1,500 results and 636 databases. To date, it has 617 thematic information databases, 496 thematic information product databases, 78 integrated information databases, 29 integrated information product databases and 29 integrated information customized product databases, of which the total data size is 705.6TB.