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"Hong Kong Guide" and "e-HongKongGuide" 2018 edition available for Public

HongKongGuide 2018

The "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition presented by the Lands Department (LandsD) is on sale today (January 22). The new "e-HongKongGuide", an electronic map book, has also been uploaded onto the LandsD's website in parallel for free download.

Apart from detailed maps covering the whole territory, the latest edition of the 432-page "Hong Kong Guide" contains indexes of streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, and leisure and cultural facilities, as well as information on public transportation in both Chinese and English.

In the same vein as last year's "Book of Affection, Map of Love", this year's "Hong Kong Guide" features the theme of "My Way" and traces the life journeys of two distinguished athletes, cyclist Wong Kam-po and sprinter So Wa-wai, with an array of maps as main element. Instead of written narratives, various unconventional maps, three-dimensional images and illustrations have been employed to vividly depict important stages of their life journeys. It is a novel attempt to record personal history through maps, and hopefully, such creative efforts can better present this year's theme and offer the readers a refreshing and stimulating experience.

The electronic map book, "e-HongKongGuide" 2018 edition and its theme pages are also available for free download at the LandsD's website. Members of the public can also access the LandsD's first Storytelling Map Webpage and browse the theme stories of "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition – "My Way" in the same website.

The "e-HongKongGuide" is a collection of maps in the format of GeoPDF®. Apart from PDF readers, these maps can be read by different applications on desktop computers and 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 information, and share them with friends.

The "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition, priced at $80, is available at all sales outlets of the LandsD's Survey and Mapping Office (SMO), six post offices (General Post Office, Kowloon Central Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Mong Kok Post Office, Kwun Tong Post Office and Tuen Mun Central Post Office), designated local bookstores and SMO's online map shop. Information on SMO's sales outlets is available at "Map Sales Outlets". For enquiries, please call 2231 3187.

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