Esri Young Scholars Award

2018 Esri Young Scholars Award Results Announcement


We were blown away by the quality of the submissions this year. Among the outstanding projects received, our judges have decided to award the following winners:

Winner of 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award (Hong Kong)
Mr. Choy Tsz Hin, Frankie

Mr. Choy Tsz Hin, Frankie from the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong is the winner of 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “A Glimpse of Bus Services in Hong Kong: The Territorial Bus Service Study – Finding Where the Problems are.”

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/WGL8H
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Choy Tsz Hin, Frankie - 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award Winner (Hong Kong)


As the winning young scholar, Frankie will be presenting his project at the 2018 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California this July. He will join more than 18,000 GIS professionals in a weeklong program of presentations, workshops, and social events. Frankie will be awarded the Young Scholars Award during the Special Achievement in GIS Awards Ceremony along with other Young Scholars from around the world.

In addition to the Winner of 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award, two contestants were recognized as First Runner-up and Second Runner-up.

First Runner-up
Mr. Kwong Ho Yin, Ivan
Department of Geography & Resources, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/0vnSLK
Poster Presentation: click here

Second Runner-up
Ms. Yeung Sin Yee, Tiffany
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/r94az
Poster Presentation: click here

Congratulations to all the winners! All winners will be notified individually.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our panel of judges for their valued contribution in choosing the winning entry based on how well it exemplified the competition requirements. The competition would not have run so smoothly without their support.

Judging Panel


  • Sr. Ben Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong Geomatics Professional Group Committee, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Professor Jimmy Chan, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Mr. Paul Chan, Department Head, Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
  • Ir. Sammy Cheung, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSARG
  • Professor Huang, Department of Geography Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Professor Becky Loo, Professor and Head, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Geoffrey Shen, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Professor John Shi, Department Head and Chair Professor of Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Sr. Winnie Shiu, Chief Land Surveyor, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSARG
  • Professor Anthony Yeh, Chair Professor of Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
(Alphabetical order of surname)



Thank you to everyone who submitted interesting and highly professional projects. Your participation has helped make it a success!