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

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Hong Kong on course to become a smart city – ejinsight

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The government has demonstrated its determination to develop Hong Kong as an innovation powerhouse. In the latest budget announcement, an impressive funding allocation of over HK$50 billion, a fivefold increase over last year, has been allocated for innovation and technology. 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

Why building a ‘city brain’ is key to becoming a world-class Smart City: OPINION – ITU Blog

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According to the Dutch navigation company TomTom, traffic congestion costs each passenger in Beijing some 47 minutes per day in extra travel time in 2016. This is approximately 179 hours a year on average, equivalent to 22 working days. Road congestion costs the United States some USD 160 billion per year, according to one estimate by Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute a few years ago. 繼續閱讀

Together, we build a brave new world – ComputerWorld Hong Kong

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Cities of the future are expected to face with many challenges. The ageing problem is approaching fast and hard like a tsunami. By 2020, the world’s population aged over 60 years and older will outnumber children under the age of five. Housing is also expected to bring enormous pressure to city governments, as urban areas are projected to house 60% of people globally by 2030. 繼續閱讀