The latest education trend: Integrating GIS with STEM
STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education has been advocated for about 10 years, and has become one of the most sought after subjects in Hong Kong. Let us now look into some new developments in relation to that topic.
Geographic information system enhances young people’s analytical capabilities
Teenagers are often criticized for a lack of understanding of the social issues and the real world. But equipping them with advanced digital tools can help them become competent in analyzing urban problems and even initiating practical solutions.
Banking in the mobile era
Today, smartphones are indispensable. The generation Z born after the millennium has grown up with Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Spotify at their fingertips. They use mobile phones for chatting, playing games, making friends, listening to music, and even finding jobs and life partners. Thus, it is natural for them to use the devices to manage their money as well.
Hong Kong’s financial technology is getting traction
Innovative technology continues to transform traditional industries.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched a series of initiatives to bolster the city’s status as an international financial center. At the end of last year, it started issuing virtual banking licenses.
Enhanced intelligent road network critical for smart mobility
Hong Kong aims to establish a one-stop data supermarket or common spatial data infrastructure (CSDI) by 2022 to facilitate sharing of geospatial data among government departments and enterprises. The Legislative Council Panel on Development discussed the “Development of Common Spatial Data Infrastructure and 3D Digital Map" earlier. In the discussion paper, the Development Bureau proposed to set up a new spatial data office to undertake the work of web portal launch. Some questions about the functions of the office will need to be addressed.