6G: Fusing city and suburb together – EJ Insight

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When the fifth generation of mobile network (5G) was just commercialised, the world’s major countries including China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Finland, and more have started the research on 6G which is expected to be deployed by 2030. Although configurations on technology and spectrum to be used in the 6G system are not yet confirmed, all countries agree that 6G will have a profound influence on our society and living. Among them, urban planning needs new thinking in the 6G era.

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Better city planning for tackling ageing problem in GBA – EJ Insight

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Based on a forecast by the Census and Statistics Department, the over-85s group in Hong Kong would rise sharply 10 years later, and the rapid growth is expected to remain for 20 years. Similar to Hong Kong, Guangdong Province (GD) also sees its growing ageing population with the age of 65 and above exceeding 10 million this year and well above 30 million in 30 years’ time.

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GIS ensures a fair and smooth election process – Harbour Times

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Finally, the eye-catching United States presidential election is over. But how could the public be assured of fairness, transparency and efficiency in the election process? How did it ensure safety in casting a vote under the COVID-19 epidemic? Recently, the Harvard Kennedy School published an article analysing how advanced technologies, such as geographic information system (GlS) and electronic map software, have enabled more than 100 million eligible voters to vote smoothly.

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新冠肺炎疫苗分配需公平透明 – 明報

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全球都對新冠肺炎疫苗翹首以待,預期疫苗明年一旦誕生,大家都期望在接種過後,便可回復以往的自由,聚會、外遊毋懼感染,口罩也毋須佩戴。目前中國內地和香港等地已參與了新冠肺炎疫苗全球獲取機制(COVAX),不過,國與國之間,以至不同社群之間,如何公平而有效地分配這些疫苗,成了當前重要議題。因為全球幾十億人也需要疫苗,這樣的需求一下子如何應付得了?而分配能否公平公正,不論國家貧富或社群階級年紀也是焦點。

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A HK-bred internationally renowned geographer – EJ Insight

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Although I loved maps since I was a child, I had never thought about working in this field until I was introduced to the geographic information world by the internationally renowned geographer, Professor Chor-Pang Lo, who was born and educated in Hong Kong. Following his teaching 30 years ago, I continued in his path of passing on my knowledge and experience in the geographic information system (GIS) to the next generations. It is really amazing!

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Tackling youth unemployment under the pandemic – EJ Insight

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Under the COVID-19 epidemic, the unemployment rate is rising inevitably. But the group of young girls aged 15-19 was hit the hardest. Compared with the figure in Q2 last year, the young girls’ jobless rate for the same period this year has doubled to 18.1%, which is almost three times the overall unemployment rate.

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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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