港產GIS先驅傳承與啟迪 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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雖然我自小熱愛地圖,但沒想過要從事這個行業,把我引進地理資訊堂奧的人,是香港一位土生土長並揚名國際的學者,我的恩師羅楚鵬教授。羅教授離世已近13年,而我在受教的30年後,竟然踏上他相同的路向,世事真的玄妙。

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初創貢獻:解決出行者煩惱 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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很多人看「智慧出行」,集中於實時交通資訊和改善道路擠塞,無怪Google在2013年以高達13億元(美元.下同)收購透過眾包收集交通數據的以色列初創Waze。不過,提升道路安全,讓出行安心也相當重要。

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Startups to improve accessibility and walkability- EJ Insight

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Smart Mobility generally refers to real-time traffic information or reducing traffic congestion. No wonder Google acquired Waze, an Israeli startup that crowdsources traffic data, for US$1.3 billion in 2013. However, to improve road safety is actually equally important to our daily lives.

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Startup ideas that make life easier or more fun – EJ Insight

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Established in the United States for over 50 years, Esri is one of the 50 largest software companies in the world. Its renowned Esri Startup Program (“Esri Program") supports startups with core business in geospatial information. In fact, the companies having participated in the Esri Program address a broad spectrum of industries such as ride-sharing, public safety, city management, utilities, natural resources, health, commercial sectors and more.

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創業念頭:便宜出行 專業消閒 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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不時有司機義務接載新界同路人,但服務不定時且缺乏統籌,一間德國初創企業或者可以給有心人一點靈感。Match Rider在2012年創立,以手機程式連結司機和乘客提供共乘服務。該公司其後與德國司徒加特的巴士和輕鐵公司SSB合作,接載乘客連接中央轉車站。參與司機都是一般駕駛者,不以營利為目標,在上班途中順道載人,每月最多收取180歐羅(約1600港元)以補貼燃油及維修等成本;乘客每公里只需付0.15歐羅(約1.3港元)。現在,它已發展到在繁忙時段每10分鐘有固定班次開出,恍如公共交通服務。

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Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people – Harbour Times

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Established in the United States for over 50 years, Esri is one of the 50 largest software companies in the world. Its renowned Esri Startup Program (“Esri Program") supports startups with core business in geospatial information. In fact, the companies having participated in the Esri Program address a broad spectrum of industries such as ride-sharing, public safety, city management, utilities, natural resources, health, commercial sectors and more.

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Women’s participation helps unlock the potential of GIS – EJ Insight

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Geographic information system (GlS) refers to the collection, sorting, analysis and visualization of geospatial data using information technology. This emerging and widely applied science has become a rapidly growing industry. It’s been applied for finding one’s way in daily life, finding the lost elderly, natural disaster relief, 3D city planning, and future unmanned driving. According to the estimation of the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) in 2010, the growth of different GIS jobs was higher than the average. In 2010, there were nearly 425,000 geospatial professionals employed in the United States, it is expected that almost 150,000 additional positions will be created this year. According to last year’s update, the number of employees in the GIS industry is expected to increase by another 10% by 2028, and the growing trend will continue to prevail.

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地理資訊高增長 亟待女性參與 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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以資訊科技把地理空間數據彙集、整理、分析以至圖像化,是為地理資訊系統(GlS)。從日常生活中的覓路、尋找走失的長者,到天災救援、3D城市規劃,以至未來的無人駕駛等,這門應用廣泛的新興學問,已成為增長迅速的行業。

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