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Open Spatial Data Contribute to

Smart Transportation in a Smart City


Esri China (HK) has been pleased to act as Technology Partner for the Smart Transportation Challenge organized by the HKSTP, in which we provided training workshop and technical support for the participants. Proposals to improve the traffic conditions around Science Park had been submitted earlier for pitching. Winners were then selected and the award ceremony was held on 9 March 2021.


Our company has provided a training workshop on analyzing spatial data with ArcGIS Pro and showcasing traffic simulation with ArcGIS CityEngine to all contestants, including Arup, in collaboration with an AI technology company AI Gaspar. The two companies have won the 2021 Hong Kong Smart Transportation Challenge for designing a digital solution that helps ease traffic congestion and improves safety in Hong Kong Science Park and the surrounding area.


We would like to congratulate all winners in the Open Group and Student Group as they have won a chance to become the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project in the Science Park. We have sponsored prizes of 1-year ArcGIS software and Esri Partner Network subscription in the Smart Transportation Challenge, and we hope all participants can make good use of GIS technology to develop more smart applications in future. 



Esri China (HK) is Technology Partner for the Smart Transportation Challenge at HKSTP.


On a separate occasion, Mr. Kelvin Shum, Senior Director, Technology and Planning of Esri China (Hong Kong) was invited to give a presentation at the Technology Forum — Open Data and Analytics, jointly organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Cyberport and the Hong Kong Productivity Council on 18 December 2020. In the video presentation, Kelvin shared his expertise on how GIS could help unleash the potential of spatial data in a smart city.  


Mr. Kelvin Shum delivers a talk on the topic of “Delivering Smart Cities through a Geospatial Strategy”.