Title: Pilot design of biomass energy resources inquiry system based on MapX: a case of Liyang city in China

Authors: Peibing Yan, Weiming Wu, Xiaohua Wang

Addresses: College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, 210031 Nanjing, PR China. ' Department of Electronics, College of Chuzhou, 239000, PR China. ' College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, 210031 Nanjing, PR China

Abstract: With the rapid development of large- and medium-scale biomass energy utilisation in Jiangsu Province of China, to explore the potential of biomass energy resources availability becomes increasingly necessary. This paper analyses the biomass energy resources within Liyang City of Changzhou and designs a referral information system based on MapX software provided by Mapinfo GIS platform. The system is secondarily developed according to practical demand and achieves many functions of professional GIS software such as amplification, dwindling, scale enquiry, point enquiry, thememap and so on. The enquiry system will provide valuable reference to energy and environmental policies or relevant biomass energy enterprises.

Keywords: geographic information systems; ComGis; biomass energy resources; MapX; renewable energy; China; GIS software.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2008.018010

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2008 Vol.29 No.3, pp.294 - 302

Published online: 26 Apr 2008 *

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