Hong Kong Guide 2021
With the theme “Maps in a New Era”, the “Hong Kong Guide” 2021 edition introduces some features of digital maps in a new era. Changes in the way of life over time have transformed the practice of asking passers-by for directions into an option of tapping on the search button. Equipped with diverse search functions, mobile maps nowadays encompass a wide array of geographic information. Be it a search for locations, community facilities, traffic routes or means of public transport, a smartphone in hand facilitates access to a wealth of information on everyday life at our fingertips, without any need to set foot elsewhere.
The new 432-page “Hong Kong Guide” provides detailed maps of Hong Kong with indexes of streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, and leisure and cultural facilities, as well as information on public transportation. The streets and places and villages indexes can serve as gazetteers for names of streets and geographical places in Hong Kong.
A collection of maps in GeoPDF format, the “e-HongKongGuide” can be read by desktop computers and applications on mobile devices in an offline mode. By using free tools available on the web, users can read coordinates, track positions using a GPS device, search coordinates, search text and information, add personalised images and geographic information, and share them with friends.
The “e-HongKongGuide” is now available for browsing and for free download at the LandsD’s website (www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/download/ehkg.htm).