Esri Young Scholars Award

Results Announcement


2019 Esri Young Scholars Award Winners (Hong Kong)
Thank you to everyone who submitted interesting and highly professional projects for 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award. Your participation has helped make it a success! The champion will win a trip to attend the Esri User Conference. In addition, the top 3 winners will be awarded a summer internship place at the Urban Renewal Authority.

Champion: Mr. Chan Chun Yin, Tommy
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Chan Chun Yin, Tommy from the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong is the champion of 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “Accessible to all? — Finding out inequality in public transit accessibility for Hong Kong residents”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/101L8H0
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Chan Chun Yin, Tommy — 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award Champion (Hong Kong)


As the winning young scholar, Tommy will be presenting his project at the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California this July. He will join more than 180,000 GIS professionals in a weeklong program of presentations, workshops, and social events. Tommy will be awarded the Young Scholars Award during the Special Achievement in GIS Awards Ceremony along with other Young Scholars from around the world.

1st runner up: Mr. Chan Tin Chou, Isaac
Mr. Chan Tin Chou, Isaac from the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong is the 1st runner up of 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “The Geography of the Producer Services in Hong Kong — Planning, Development and Policy Implications”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: http://arcg.is/THv000
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Chan Tin Chou, Isaac — 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award 1st runner up (Hong Kong)

2nd runner up: Mr. Cho Hin Ting Frankie
Mr. Cho Hin Ting Frankie from the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong is the 2nd runner up of 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “Sensing the force of Typhoon Mangkhut — How remote sensing can help us identify weaknesses in our urban forests and prepare them for climate change”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/e5DSW
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Cho Hin Ting Frankie — 2019 Esri Young Scholars Award 2nd runner up (Hong Kong)

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


  • Dr. Ho Leung AU, Head, Department of Applied Science, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
  • Ir. Sammy CHEUNG, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSARG
  • Professor Jimmy FUNG, Head and Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Tung FUNG, Department Chairman, Faculty of Geography Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Peter K KOH, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong
  • Sr. Dr. Lesly LAM, Chairman, Land Surveying Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
  • Dr. Jianfeng LI, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Dr. Weifeng LI, Vice President, Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association
  • Professor Hong K. LO, Department Head and Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Geoffrey SHEN, Professor, 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
  • Mr. Michael THOMAS, Assistant Professor, Department of Environment, Faculty of Design and Environment, Vocational Training Council (THEi)
  • Ir. Chi Sing WAI, Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority
  • DR. Paulina WONG, Assistant Professor, Science Unit, Lingnan University
  • Professor Anthony YEH, Chair Professor of Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
(In alphabetical order of Surname)