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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Developing eco-tourism in Hong Kong – EJ Insight

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Since 2016, many primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong have taken part in the Map in Learning (MiL) program, using free geographic information system (GlS) software to engage in project-based learning. So far, more than 200 schools and over 1,500 teachers and students have participated in the related activities.

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如何發展生態旅遊 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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自2016年開始,香港不少中小學參加了Map in Learning(MiL)計劃,運用免費的地理資訊系統(GlS)軟件從事專題研習,至今已有二百多間學校、超過1500師生曾參與相關活動。當中研究過的課題非常多元化,由熱島效應、休憩用地、貧富和人口特徵的關係,以至親身到新界進行田野考察土地用途變化等。5年來,這個軟件協助同學利用電子地圖連結多種空間數據,整理歸納後發掘出多種可能性。有時他們提出的解決方案也許有待完善,但在過程中學習如何應對難題,經驗肯定終身受用。令人欣喜的是,MiL這個原本今年完結的計劃會延續多5年,令更多年輕人受惠。

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Spatial thinking inspires planning for future – ejinsight

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Tsinghua University and LinkedIn, a professional social networking platform, has recently released The China Digital Economy Talent Report. The study finds a huge talent gap in newly emerged fields such as big data analysis and digital marketing. The shortage of training expertise in emerging technologies and innovations is also severe. 繼續閱讀