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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. “Maps in a New Era”, the theme of this annual edition, will highlight some features of a new generation of maps. Take for instance points of interests, precise co-ordinates are inputted on maps so that data on different aspects of our daily lives are linked up. This facilitates access to a wealth of information on everyday life at our fingertips, without any need to set foot elsewhere.

古夜指南車 South-pointing chariots in ancient times 今有導航儀 Navigation devices with GPS in modern days 定位 Positioning 路線搜尋 Route Searching 搜索功能 Search Functions 地圖 Maps 公共交通 Public Transport 周邊設施搜尋 Searching for Nearby Facilities 行人通道 Pedestrian Walkways 現今 Nowadays

Equipped with diverse search functions, mobile maps nowadays encompass a wide array of geographic information. Be it a search for locations or community facilities, or a browse through means of public transport or traffic routes, a smartphone in hand always makes our lives much easier and more convenient.

傳統地圖 Traditional map 流動地圖 Mobile map 底圖 Base Map 地圖內容 Map Contents 更新頻次 Update Frequency 定位 Positioning 比例 Scale 地圖 Map 手機 Mobile Phone
  • Plane map
  • Fixed map extent
  • Limited geographic information
  • Longer update cycle
  • Mostly pointing to north with south
    on the opposite end
  • Compasses are used
  • Fixed scale
  • Plane map
  • Image map
  • 3D map
  • Dynamic map extent
  • Almost unlimited and
    geographic information
  • Map search functions
  • Continuous update
  • Maps are orientated to the
    user’s direction
  • GPS is used to provide users with
    geographic information in the surroundings
  • Dynamic scale
建構新時代地圖 Point of Interest (POI) 興趣點 Point of Interest (POI) 地圖概括自動化 Automatic Map Generalisation 空間數據共享平台 Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) 建築信息模擬技術 Building Information  Modelling (BIM) 地圖應用程式界面 Map Application Programming Interface (MAP API)
建築信息模擬技術 Building Information Modelling (BIM) 祥龍圍邨服務設施大樓, 祥龍圍邨 ANCILLIARY FACILITIES BLOCK, CHEUNG LUNG WAI ESTATE 祥龍圍邨 CHEUNG LUNG WAI ESTATE 大廈三維圖 Building 3D Graphic 大廈三維圖 Building 3D Graphic

Integration of BIM model and GIS data supports the production of 3D digital maps and provides the public with readily accessible information in daily life.

淺談地圖概括方法 Brief on Map Generalisation Operators 地圖細節即按地圖比例減少 聚焦放大 Exaggeration 精簡細節 Simplification
What is map generalisation?
Map generalisation is a process of reducing the amount of details on a map in a meaningful way. When the map scale is reduced, map contents will be densified. Through map generalisation a derived map can be produced with satisfying legibility. Here are some common operators used in map generalisation.
地圖概括自動化 Automatic Map Generalisation

To achieve automatic map generalisation, current compilation guidelines will be converted into a rule-based format. With the use of various geoprocessing tools, computers can imitate human decisions in the map generalisation process.

概括地圖 Map Generalisation 自動化流程 Automatic workflow 步驟分明 Systematic 按部就班 Step by step 縮短修訂周期 Shortened revision cycle 較具藝術色彩 而且部分帶有主觀成分 整體考量 Holistic approach 箭矢 人手操作 Manual operation 取捨資訊 Selection 聚合圖像 Aggregation 精簡細節 Simplification 聚焦放大 Exaggeration 位移 Displacement 人手操作 Manual operation
空間數據共享平台 Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) Spatial Data - Spatial data come from the information provided by various government departments.  The CSDI enables the integration, exchange and sharing of geographic spatial data in support of smart city development. Map API - With the use of Map API, government departments and public can gain easy access to maps and other geographic information provided by the Lands Department in their applications. By doing so, raw map data can be processed with less time and resources. Application - The general public can obtain spatial information and data with spatial dimensions through different applications: Common Spatial Data infrastructure
地圖新領域 Mapping the New Frontier

Nowadays, map applications can cater for the public’s needs, relate to their daily lives and provide them with better online map services.

The HKSAR Government launched on February 3, 2020 this Interactive Map Dashboard for effective dissemination of information on the latest situation of the novel coronavirus epidemic in Hong Kong. The Dashboard is jointly developed and managed by the Development Bureau, Lands Department and a group of volunteers from the Smart City Consortium. After the end of the epidemic, the dashboard will continue to release information such as the locations of Accident and Emergency Departments of various hospitals and waiting time for emergency services.

互動地圖儀表板 Interactive Map Dashboard

Percentage of Confirmed or Probable Cases by Age Group

Percentage of Confirmed or Probable Cases by Class Classification

  • Age Group (<=19) %
  • Age Group (20-39) %
  • Age Group (40-59) %
  • Age Group (60-79) %
  • Age Group (>=80) %
  • Epidemiologically linked with local case %
  • Local case %
  • Imported case %
  • Possibly local case %
  • Epidemiologically linked with possibly local case %
  • Epidemiologically linked with imported case %
地圖新領域 Mapping the New Frontier 手提電話 Mobile 香港出行易 HKeMobility 行人燈號過路處 Pedestrian Light Crossing 一般行人過路處 Cautionary Crossing 斑馬綫 Zebra Crossing 行人隧道 Subway 行人專用街道 Pedestrian Street 行人天橋及升降機 Footbridge and Lift 香港出行易流動應用程式圖標 HKeMobility mobile application icon 環境天氣儀表板 Environment & Weather Dashboard 環境天氣儀表板動畫 Environment & Weather Dashboard animation e香港街 e-HongKongGuide 前往下載頁面 Go To download page 故事地圖 Storytelling Map 測繪途程 Milestones in Survey and Mapping 心.GUIDE GUIDE of HEARTS

It's an all-in-one mobile application integrating TD's 3 previous mobile applications ("HKeTransport", "HKeRouting" and "eTraffic News"). It facilitates faster and more convenient search for routes of different transportation mode, journey times and fares, and disseminates real-time traffic news.

The City Dashboard, which helps the public visualise real-time dynamic Hong Kong data, is available on data.gov.hk. The dashboard presents data on environment and weather on interactive charts and maps.