SHENZHEN, China, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Information Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNIT), a leading total solutions provider of geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST) and digital hospital information systems (DHIS) in China, today reported that Premier Wen Jiabao recently praised Wuda Geo, the controlling subsidiary of the Company's VIE iASPEC Software Company Ltd., for its critical role in China's first state-sponsored online map service "Map World".
During an official visit to an event showcasing the country's independent innovation achievements in Wuhan City, Wen was given a demonstration of Map World by Wuda Geo's deputy general manager, Mr. Song Aihong. Using Map World, Song showed images of the effects of a recent hailstorm in Ningxia, a landslide in Zhouqu, and a satellite image of Wen's hometown. Wen offered praise of the service and Wuda Geo's key contribution, especially after learning that a typhoon in Guangdong from earlier in the day was already in the process of being uploaded to the map.
Map World, first implemented in late 2010 by the National Geomatics Center of China, is China's first national geographic information search platform with worldwide coverage, for general public use. Wuda Geo was engaged by the Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping to be the sole provider of the GIS platform software for Map World, GeoGlobe, and as the sole supplier of all its software programs.
"We are extremely honored by Premier Wen's recent praise, and are even more encouraged about Map World's significance in the context of China's developing home-grown Internet," said Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of the Company. "To date, Map World is one of our largest private sector projects, and we anticipate growing our private sector customer-base as GIS technologies become more broadly adopted in China."
About China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities, specializes in geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST) and digital hospital information systems (DHIS), with the goal of being the largest GIS software provider in China. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the Company's integrated solutions include specialized software, hardware, systems integration, and related services to help its customers improve efficiency in information management. To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at http://www.chinacnit.com.
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