Construction is a major trade in Hong Kong, representing 4.2% of our GDP in 2020. At the same time, it is an industry perceived to be old and manual. In reality, smart technologies have been maturing rapidly in recent years. How are these helping us in improving safety, productivity in construction sites, and thereby competitiveness of our city? Data generated from construction is also shared amongst different stakeholders in the value chain. Could some of this data eventually become part of our smart city as well?
With reference to the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0 launched in December 2020, this is the perfect timing to investigate how the society can better perceive the benefits from smart city and innovation and technology (I&T) in their daily lives. Looking further, with the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI), a one-stop 3D spatial data supermarket, planned for launch in 2022, it opens up opportunities for innovation and technology practitioners to develop useful and creatively applications to the society. To make it a success, data standardization from government departments, and public and private sectors should comply with two principles: they must be in machine-readable format and linked to geographical locations.
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