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Shanghai mapped in full detail

THE city's mapping authority will add more information next year about World Expo 2010 Shanghai on its free Official Map of Shanghai available at Pudong and Hongqiao airports.

The new map will tell how to get to the Expo site in the most convenient way by cars, buses, Metro lines and ferries.

It will also guide the visitor around the Expo site, marking the location of the main Expo pavilions and highlighting the most interesting parts of the 2010 event.

The map has two versions, including a bilingual Chinese and English version and a Japanese version.

Foreign visitors to Shanghai can get the maps at the arrival areas of the two airports.

The map being offered by the city's Mapping and Survey Institute and the Shanghai International Airport Co is the only legal official map.

It will mark roads linking all entrances to the Expo site, says Wu Hongda, deputy director of the No.4 branch of the institute.

A small detailed map of the Expo site will be beside the main map. Some pictures of main pavilions will be printed on the map. The Expo site map will also tell how to take shuttle buses and ferries across the site.

Other small maps will be included about the Metro lines and city tourist spots. On another sub-map, the main stores along Nanjing Road E. and Huaihai Road M., the two most popular commercial streets, are also marked.

The bilingual free map is being updated every month for traffic and Metro lines. During Expo, it will update highlights on the Expo site and timetables of Expo traffic.

The institute took part in the survey and planning of the Expo site, so it can provide the most precise information across the site.

The institute, along with the airport company, began to issue the maps free at the Pudong International Airport from 2007, which is welcomed by foreigners, Wu says.

About 3 million maps are handed out every year. The demand is expected to double next year.


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