HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information – Harbour Times

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Spatial data has great commercial and practical value which Hong Kong has yet to realise. Why doesn’t the government consider making use of the HK$500 million hackathon proposed two years ago by the Chief Executive to encourage real-life application of this data?

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Thinking globally to create successful startups – EJ Insight

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The Legislative Council Secretariat’s Research Brief on Global Competition for Talent in June analysing a number of local talent admission schemes in the past 10 years found that the results were not satisfactory: “Various talent admission schemes have met with limited success which has aroused the concern over Hong Kong’s competitiveness in attracting talent."

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Geographic information is both valuable and marketable – EJ Insight

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When we grade the major events in the map industry within the first half of the year, Facebook’s acquisition of a startup Mapillary is definitely one of them. What is Mapillary? Many drivers have such experience: The road that was still clear not long ago was obstructed, and the driver was forced to change to another route, causing unforeseen delay. This seven-year-old Swedish startup has been working with the public to collect and bring together hundreds of millions of street images from around the world to update city maps continuously.

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Hong Kong’s “hidden" competitive advantage: Open Geospatial Data – Harbour Times

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The central government has just released the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to spur growth in Hong Kong and Macao and nine cities of Guangdong province. Most people in Hong Kong focus on our strengths in banking and finance,transportation, trading, aviation, and our potential to become an international innovation and technology hub. 繼續閱讀

中央資訊平台應對天災 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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颱風「山竹」過後,香港人經歷了意想不到的「返工」噩夢,政府成為眾矢之的。如何避免災後混亂情況再度發生,是大家要冷靜思考的問題。作為資訊科技的從業員,我認為這次的教訓是,政府如能及早完善資訊通報及整合機制,在充足的資訊下,自然可以有更佳的決策。 繼續閱讀

Singapore and UK examples show how open data accelerates innovation -Harbour Times

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In June this year, Singapore and the United Kingdom took a strategic step in the same direction of innovation and development. These jurisdictions share history and close ties with Hong Kong, but are leading Hong Kong in promoting innovation. Spatial and geolocation data provide key data for the development of a smart city. 繼續閱讀

Geospatial data plays vital role in smart city development – ejinsight

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Hong Kong is fortunate to benefit from infrastructure developed and managed by advanced technology entities and dedicated government departments. The Environmental Protection Department, for example, carries out air pollution analysis; the Observatory collects, studies and disseminates weather data; the Highways Department is responsible for roadworks; and the Transport Department takes care of traffic management. 繼續閱讀