GeoLab to Promote Open Geospatial Data

for the General Public



The Geospatial Lab (GeoLab) was officially opened. The opening ceremony was officiated by the Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun. Established by the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Government, Geospatial Lab is operated by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals with support from the Smart City Consortium (SCC). It fosters the public use of open geospatial data in developing smart applications and dovetailing the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) initiative.



The Geospatial Lab is located in Kwun Tong and provides fitted-out/up-to-date working spaces and coaching services to support experimental projects using spatial data and to conduct activities such as competitions, workshops and talks. Geospatial Lab received a wide range of attention from the government and statutory bodies. The Chairperson of Committee on BIM at Construction Industry Council (CIC) Ar Ada Fung visited Geospatial Lab on 8 September 2021. Dr Ann Mak, Manager of Geospatial Lab introduced the GIS capabilities for the construction industry to the members of CIC.



Mr. Wong Wai-lun (middle) touched the spherical display with guests to announce the opening of Geospatial Lab.



Dr Winnie Tang (third right), founder and honorary president of Smart City Consortium celebrated the opening of the Geospatial Lab with other members.