Esri YSA Award Ceremony


to Acknowledge Inspiring GIS Projects

 

The Esri Young Scholars Award (Esri YSA) recognizes the exemplary geospatial work of current undergraduate and graduate students at tertiary institutes. In 2022, we coordinated with 10 supporting organizations including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Vocational Training Council to launch the competition, which attracted a lot of contestants. Our strategic partner – the Urban Renewal Authority offered internships to the top three students in the individual competition. Also, it was our first time launching a group competition as well as offering merit awards to recognize the geospatial innovations of the contestants. An Award Ceremony will be held on July 26, 2022 (Tuesday). Ir Wai Chi-sing, Managing Director of URA will be our Guest of Honour at the Ceremony.  The awardees will present their geospatial work at the ceremony. The event will be run in hybrid mode. For virtual participation, please visit https://arcg.is/1ry5Sb for registration. 

 

 

The themes of the projects varied from smart redevelopment, and GIS-BIM integration, to the spread of COVID-19, etc. For the individual competition, Mr. SUM Tin Lam Alvin from the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong won the competitions, best introductory video clip, and best use of open data. He studied wheelchair accessibility in the Kwun Tong district to advocate for a barrier-free community in Hong Kong.

 

 

The individual competition champion Mr. SUM Tin Lam Alvin (left) used GIS to examine the barrier-free access situation in Kwun Tong.

 

 

Results of Individual Competitions

Rank

Name

Tertiary Institute

Research Topic & StoryMap link

1

Mr. SUM Tin Lam, Alvin

 

Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wheeling to Go - Wheelchair Users Accessibility in Kwun Tong District

2

Mr. CHU Chit Hei, Sebastian

Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

Smart Redevelopment - Suitability of Public Facilities Provision for Private Redevelopment Projects

3

Mr. CHAN Chun Ping, Dieter

Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

Charging for the Future?

How can we improve the electric vehicle charging network?

 

 

Results of Group Competitions

Rank

Name

Tertiary Institute

Research Topic & StoryMap link

1

Ms. BAO Wen Wei, Ms. LI Wen Yu, Mr. LUO Hao Wen, Ms. ZENG Bin Cheng Joyce

Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Redevelop Our Brownfield Sites

2

Mr. CAI Zhongyu, Mr. CHEN Boran, Mr. HUI Chun Yin, Mr. LU Zhi Mao, Mr. NG Chun Hin, Ms. PENG Jingyi

Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong

Urban Renewal of Mong Kok

3

Ms. HUANG Hanting, Mr. HSU Ya-cheng, Mr. YAN Junchen

Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong

MTR Travel Record and Coronavirus Analysis

 

 

Besides individual and group competitions, we also offered awards including the best introductory video clip, best use of open data, and best 3D GIS application and so on. Please visit our result announcement page for the details. 

 

 

 

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