The laboratory of the Information Technology Analyses equips the humanities work of the project members with necessary analytic tools based on computing power of soft- and hardware. Such technologies as Geographic Information Systems and their application in data processing and visualization, play one of a central role as well as the modelling and creation of databases for the later storage of data collected in the project. Standardization is an important aspect of this work in point of view of making the data available to the researchers worldwide.
Establishment of the laboratory is crucial duet to collecting and processing huge data, concerning surveys in various countries that are neighboring with China (Vietnam, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia), as well as within China itself (DU 2, 7, 8, 11). It will be intensely used by te Meta Unit 1 that prepares and analyses surveys and data on demography. It will be also used by all Dialogue Units that care for material culture and architecture (DU 3, 5, 6, 9, 10) which can process 3 D scans, print out 3D models, or create virtual urban space and landscape. Special work stations, printers and data fields for data storage will fit the needs of various Dialogue Units and Meta Units mentioned above.