According to a local report, Google China has filed an application for map license to operate online map service in China through Beijing Guxiang Information Technology Co., a joint venture by Google and Ganji.com.

An anonymous official from China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping disclosed that Google China did applied for the license, and “the application is still in review.”

According to local ruling, all entities that offer online map service in China should obtain a Map License by July 1, 2011; otherwise they’re not allowed to continue with their offerings.

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