Message from LSD Chairman (February 2022)

Smart Cities and Land Surveyors
Turning Hong Kong into a smart city has been a hot topic in recent years. How is the work of land surveyors related to that for smart cities? The Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) are recognised as key technologies that power a smart city. Nevertheless, these three technologies are highly related to data. According to some studies, 80% of data have a location component. In the 2015 statistics of the European Commission’s European Data Portal, the category of geographic information was shown to have the highest commercial value and could be used in 13 other data categories via maps to create visualisations. In fact, many smart city applications are location-based.

Message from LSD Chairman - February 2022 (whole message)