Esri China (HK) Research & Development Centre Launched its First Activity

The Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint unveiled in mid-December 2017 showed the determination of the Government to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. Esri China (HK) is keen on integrating Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for smart city applications, its Research & Development Centre (R&D Centre) always takes the initiative to foster smart city development. On 18 January 2018, the R&D Centre hosted its first activity, Smart City Blueprint Luncheon at Hong Kong Science Park and invited The Government Chief Information Officer, Ir. Allen Yeung, JP, to deliver first-hand insight on Smart City. Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Chairman of Esri China (HK) discussed how innovative GIS technology can help develop a smarter Hong Kong among honourable guests.

Our Chairman Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, (first left) shared the insights of smart city development with other industry players.

The Government Chief Information Officer, Ir. Allen Yeung, JP, pointed out six major areas about the strategies and initiatives of the Blueprint.

A centralized information system based on GIS plays a dominant role in integrating every aspect of smart city processes. The Blueprint vision of embracing innovation and technology is realized in the deployment of GIS technology. Esri China (HK)’s R&D Centre is well-prepared to help nurture more local talents in Geospatial Science and develop more innovative solutions to build Hong Kong as a spatially enabled smart city.

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