Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data – Harbour Times



The first global COVID-19 dashboard by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) of the United States has received enthusiastic response around the world. The dashboard attracts an average of 1.2 billion views per day. It is an exemplar of the benefits of open data – and how quickly it can be deployed to good effect when the will is there. Hong Kong cannot use the COVID-19 crisis or other pettier considerations stand in its way to securing the obvious benefits of open data. 繼續閱讀

Open data to cultivate I&T development – ejinsight



In her policy address last week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor showed her administration’s commitment to innovation and technology (I&T) development by pledging HK$4 billion for the required infrastructure for the city’s re-industrialization efforts. 繼續閱讀

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



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

Policy and determination are essential for information sharing platform – Harbour Times

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At a luncheon hosted by the Smart City Consortium, the Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam, talked about the latest smart city developments in Hong Kong. She specifically mentioned that open data could promote civic innovation. Therefore, the government has recently revamped the content of data.gov.hk to provide more geospatial data on transport, education and health-related information in the future. 繼續閱讀

Open data will let Hong Kong become cutting-edge smart city – China Daily



Navigation company TomTom says traffic congestion costs each Hong Kong passenger more than half an hour a day — 145 hours a year on average. No wonder the first issue the latest Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint addressed was Smart Mobility. The government has initiated a number of ways, from in-vehicle units to traffic detectors, to collect real-time traffic data but it is certain that aggregate location information from mobile telecom operators can provide comprehensive insights into commuters’ travel patterns. Few organizations possess more data than the telecom companies as the number of mobile-phone subscriptions in Hong Kong has long exceeded population size — by about 2.4:1 — based on the latest official statistics. 繼續閱讀