Traffic on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai. In a good start, the Lands Department has launched a public information portal called GeoInfo Map, which contains over 180 kinds of spatial data provided by 26 government departments. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong needs a data revolution at the very top

Winnie Tang calls on the government to build solid infrastructure for spatial data, so citizens and companies can use it to devise innovative solutions for urban living

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Traffic on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai. In a good start, the Lands Department has launched a public information portal called GeoInfo Map, which contains over 180 kinds of spatial data provided by 26 government departments. Photo: AFP
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Winnie Tang

Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang JP is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a pioneer in bringing the geographic information system technology to Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology in e-health, environmental conservation and education. She also founded the Smart City Consortium and Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited.