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DEVB launches District-based Spatial Information Dashboard and Geo-tagging Tool

The Development Bureau (DEVB) today (June 30) launched the District-based Spatial Information Dashboard (the Dashboard) and the Geo-tagging Tool (the Tool). They are two of the four quick-win projects under the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) implemented by the DEVB for promoting the smart city development.

The Dashboard is a web-based application comprising three prototypes of "Temporary Vacant Government Sites", "Elderly Services" and "Childcare Services". It presents on a single screen the district-based analytics that are of interest to the public, using simple interactive data visualisation tools.

The Tool is a convenient web-based tool allowing the public, who do not have advanced technical skills in operating a geographic information system, to geo-enable their own data. It allows both the public and private sectors to realise the benefits of using spatial data upon geo-enablement.

Members of the public can use the Dashboard and the Tool free of charge via the Hong Kong GeoData Store – CSDI Portal (alpha version) (geodata.gov.hk/) or their designated websites as below:

(1) the Dashboard: csdi-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/; and
(2) the Tool: geodata.gov.hk/gt/ 

The CSDI aims to provide a map-based digital infrastructure to enhance the use, management, discovery and sharing of spatial data for robust policy-making, driving innovation and value creation of society. The other two quick-win projects are Map Application Programming Interface (Map API), which has been launched to the public since December 3, 2020, and Address Data Infrastructure (GeoAddress), which will be made available to facilitate address searching by fourth quarter of 2021.
 
Ends/Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:30

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