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Thematic Mapping

To produce various types of thematic maps for government departments and the community.


Hong Kong Guide 2021
Hong Kong Guide 2021
Book size : 271 x 188 x 18 mm

With the theme “Maps in a New Era”, the “Hong Kong Guide” 2021 edition introduces some features of digital maps in a new age. Changes in the way of life over time have transformed the practice of asking passers-by for directions into an option of tapping on the search button. Equipped with diverse search functions, mobile maps nowadays encompass a wide array of geographic information. Be it a search for locations, community facilities, traffic routes or means of public transport, a smartphone in hand enables access to a wealth of information on everyday life at our fingertips, without any need to set foot elsewhere.

The new 432-page “Hong Kong Guide” provides detailed maps of Hong Kong with indexes of streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, and leisure and cultural facilities, as well as information on public transportation. The streets and places and villages indexes can serve as gazetteers for names of streets and geographical places in Hong Kong.

A collection of maps in GeoPDF format, the “e-HongKongGuide” can be read by desktop computers and applications on mobile devices in an offline mode. By using free tools available on the web, users can read coordinates, track positions using a GPS device, search coordinates, search text and information, add personalised images and geographic information, and share them with friends.

The “e-HongKongGuide” is now available for browsing and for free download at the LandsD’s website.


1:10 000 Street Plan
(Series: SM10C)
1:10 000 Street Plan
Sheet size : 685 x 980 mm

This is a street map series consisting of 59 regular sheets to cover the whole territory. It contains rich information of buildings, roads, and public facilities, with contours represented at 20m interval.

Map Index Download
Map Legend Download

Urban and Town Maps
Urban and Town Maps
Sheet size: 980 x 685 mm

Urban Maps and Town Maps are prepared to cover urban areas and new towns. They are printed in colour on both sides and are convenient street guides for general map users.

Urban Map and Town Map Index Download

This is a series of footpath maps comprising five sheets. They are titled as Hong Kong Island & Neighbouring Islands, Lantau Island & Neighbouring Islands, North West New Territories, North East & Central NT and Sai Kung & Clear Water Bay. They are designed to assist hikers and nature lovers in exploring the rural countryside, especially the country park areas. They are printed in colour on both sides and folded.

Hong Kong Island & Neighbouring Islands - Edition 9 (2020)
This map sheet is printed with Waterproof Environmental Friendly Synthetic Paper

Hong Kong Island & Neighbouring Islands Countryside Map
Hong Kong Island & Neighbouring Islands Countryside Map
Sheet size: 610 x 880 mm

Lantau Island & Neighbouring Islands - Edition 9 (2019)
This map sheet is printed with Waterproof Environmental Friendly Synthetic Paper

Lantau Island & Neighbouring Islands Countryside Map
Lantau Island & Neighbouring Islands Countryside Map
Sheet size: 880 x 610 mm

North West New Territories - Edition 11 (2020)
This map sheet is printed with Waterproof Environmental Friendly Synthetic Paper

North-West New Territories Countryside Map
North-West New Territories Countryside Map
Sheet size: 610 x 880 mm

North East & Central New Territories - Edition 8 (2018)
This map sheet is printed with Waterproof Environmental Friendly Synthetic Paper

North East & Central New Territories Countryside Map
North East & Central New Territories Countryside Map
Sheet size: 610 x 880 mm

Sai Kung & Clear Water Bay - Edition 15 (2019)
This map sheet is printed with Waterproof Environmental Friendly Synthetic Paper

Sai Kung & Clear Water Bay Countryside Map
Sai Kung & Clear Water Bay Countryside Map
Sheet size: 880 x 610 mm

Countryside Map Index
Product Feedback Form - Countryside Maps

Related Information
Mobile Coverage of Hiking Trails in Country Parks
Announcement of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department - Closure of Trails, Roads and Facilities in Country Park

Thematic Maps (Series: AR)

A series of end paper maps of the Hong Kong Annual Reports on various topics such as geology, population, climate, reclamation and development, communications and trade, etc. are available in loose sheet form and in separate Chinese and English versions. Each sheet measures 235 by 343 mm.

Geological Map of HK
(Code: AR/3/G)
Edition 3 (2015)
Geological Map of HK
HK's External Merchandise Trade in 2015
(Code: AR/5/ET)
Edition 3 (2016)
HKs External Merchandise Trade in 2015

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SMO has undertaken to produce for the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) the HGM20 series comprising 15 sheets at scale 1:20 000. They depict solid and superficial geology of the territory. Another 1:20 000 series, HGM20S, on solid geology is currently under preparation with Sheet 2 completed. GEO has also produced a geological map sheet series HGM100 covering the whole territory at scale 1:100 000 with both English and Chinese version in addition to three sets of geological survey plans of series HGP5, HGP5A and HGP5B showing solid and superficial geology in Yuen Long, San Tin Areas, Chek Lap Kok, etc. They are also obtainable from this office.

1:100 000
(Series: HGM100)
HGM100

1:20 000
(Series: HGM20)
HGM20
HGM20 Map Index Download
1:20 000
(Series: HGM20S)
HGM20S
HGM20S Map Index Download

1: 5 000
(Series: HGP5)
HGP5
HGP5 Map Index Download

1:5 000
(Series: HGP5A)
HGP5A
HGP5A Map Index Download
1:5 000
(Series: HGP5B)
HGP5B
HGP5B Map Index Download

Hong Kong Helicopter Flying Chart (HM50HFC) and Hong Kong Local Flying Chart (HM100LFC) are the first flying charts prepared and sold by SMO. The former is prepared at scale 1:50 000 in two sheets and the latter at scale 1:100 000 in one single sheet. They show the flight areas within the Hong Kong SAR. Aeronautical information is overprinted in red and blue on topographic maps. The overprint elevation is shown in feet. These charts are only available in English version.

Hong Kong Helicopter Flying Chart
(Series: HM50HFC)
Edition 12 (2020)
Hong Kong Helicopter Flying Chart
Sheet size: 1010 x 690 mm
Hong Kong Local Flying Chart
(Series: HM100LFC)
Edition 12 (2020)
Hong Kong Local Flying Chart
Sheet size: 660 x 950 mm

Two wall maps are produced by SMO. One is series HM50CL/J, a topographic map at scale 1:50 000 which covers the whole territory. The other wall map is a false colour infrared aerial photo mosaic of the whole territory. It is produced from 111 false colour infrared aerial photographs taken in 2002 with rectification. The scale is approximately 1: 60 000 and is available in laminated copy or mounted copy with frame.

1:50 000
1:50 000 Wall Map (HM50CL/J)
Sheet size: 1010 x 1310 mm
False Colour Infrared Aerial Photo Mosaic
False Colour Infrared Aerial Photo Mosaic
Sheet size: 810 x 1090 mm

The Orthophoto Map (Series: OPM50 and OPM100), which is derived from the digital map product Digital Orthophoto DOP5000, is a paper-based orthophoto showing the whole territory of Hong Kong. The OPM50 is at a scale of 1:50 000 with addition of place names, while the OPM100 is the plain version at a scale of 1:100 000. Digital photogrammetric technology is employed in data processing, ortho-rectification and mosaicking.

OPM50 Edition 8
(1:50 000)
OPM50 Edition 8
Sheet size: 1080 x 1400 mm
OPM100 Edition 8
(1:100 000)
OPM100 Edition 8
Sheet size: 600 x 770 mm
The Pan-Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
(Series PPRDM2MS) Edition 1/2017 (1:2 000 000)
1: 2 000 000 The Pan-Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
Sheet size: 1450 x 1350 mm

The Pan-Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map Series is prepared using Landsat 8 satellite imagery captured between September 2013 and February 2016.

The Pan-Pearl River Delta Region covers nine provinces / regions (Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan) and the Hong Kong and Macao SARs. Names of provinces, prefectures, SARs, mountains/ plateaus/ basins, seas/ gulfs/ straits, islands, rivers / lakes are placed on top of the satellite imagery.


The Hong Kong and Guangdong Province Satellite Image Map
(Series GDPM800S) Edition 3/2019 (1:800 000)
1:800 000 The Hong Kong and Guangdong Province Satellite Image Map
Sheet size: 1100 x 1250 mm

The Hong Kong and Guangdong Province Satellite Image Map Series is prepared by joining 37 Landsat 8 satellite images captured in November 2017 - March 2019. The map shows the name and location of provinces, prefectures, mountains, islands, sea/ bays, rivers/ reservoirs and airports within the region.


The Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map Series is prepared by joining six Landsat 8 satellite images captured in September 2016 - February 2018 for PRDM250S and in October-December 2013 for PRDM500S. The map shows the name and location of administrative centres and settlements within the region.

The Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
(Series PRDM250S)
Edition 5/2018 (1:250 000)
1:250 000 The Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
Sheet size: 885 x 1140 mm
The Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
(Series PRDM500S)
Edition 2/2014 (1:500 000)
1:500 000 The Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Satellite Image Map
Sheet size: 430 x 594 mm
Flashbacks of Two Decades in Hong Kong
- A Collection of Hong Kong Aerial Photos
Flashbacks of Two Decades in Hong Kong - A Collection of Hong Kong Aerial Photos
Book size : 267 x 315 x 19 mm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Survey and Mapping Office (SMO) of the Lands Department (LandsD) has published a new edition of aerial photo collection, Flashbacks of Two Decades in Hong Kong, to showcase major changes of the city over the last two decades through a display of the aerial photos taken by the LandsD at different times.

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Hong Kong Now and Then
(A Collection of Hong Kong Aerial Photos)
Hong Kong Now and Then (A Collection of Hong Kong Aerial Photos)
Book size : 283 x 363 x 18 mm

Taking of aerial photos is one of the key functions of the Survey and Mapping Office of the Lands Department, and has become regular since 1968. By clearly capturing the images of buildings and geographical features at different times, the aerial photos recorded the societal changes of the city for the public. The 'Hong Kong Now and Then – A Collection of Hong Kong Aerial Photos' is a newly compiled photo book collecting recent and old photos that illustrate the changes of Hong Kong in the past decades.

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