An Item on Chinese Online Maps

Two items of note in this article from the China Daily: first, that China’s official online mapping service, Map World, is now out of beta (I wasn’t aware that it was in beta in the first place); and second, that after July 1 “administrative action” will be taken against unlicenced map services. “More than 100 domestic and overseas companies that provide online mapping services have received licenses to continue doing business in China, while another 100 were still applying for a license, a senior official said on Tuesday.” No word on whether any familiar companies haven’t received one yet. Via All Points Blog.

Previously: Map World: Online Maps for China; Vietnam Objects to Map World’s Boundaries; An Update on Google Maps in China.