China Maps Antarctica

A Chinese expedition is set to produce the first land cover map of Antarctica by the end of this year, Xinhua reports. “The map, with the application of high resolution remote sensing technology, will for the first time in the history show the distribution of key features on the continent, including sea ice, snow, blue ice, rocks, soil marshes, lakes and ice crevasse.” They’re also making use of U.S. Landsat imagery. When did China start getting interested in Antarctica? Via Spatial Sustain.