The 8th Greater China GIS Conference
The 8th Greater China GIS Conference was held from 7th to 9th January 2015 at the University of Hong Kong.
This Conference is a joint Conference of the GIS associations in the Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. The first Conference was held in 1998 and thereafter it is organized once every two years by rotation. The Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association (HKGISA) organized this Conference and co-organized by the China Association for Geographic Information Service, Taiwan Geographic Information Society and the Cartography and Cadastre Bureau of the Macau SAR Government. The conference is sponsored by the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning of the University of Hong Kong. The main objective of this Conference is to provide an interactive platform for the GIS academics and practitioners from the Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong to exchange views and ideas about the latest developments in GIS research and application.
The Conference was participated by over 180 participants and seven exhibitors from both the public and private sector set up booths to display their GIS products and services.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner of HKGISA
As part of the 8th Greater China GIS Conference, the Conference Dinner cum 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner of HKGISA was held on 8th January 2015 at the Loke Yew Hall of the University of Hong Kong. The event was well attended by over 200 guests.
Welcome Dinner for Dr. Jack Dangermond
A welcome dinner for the founder and president of Esri, Dr. Jack Dangermond was held on 27 Jan 2015 at the Luk Kwok Hotel. This event also served the purpose of providing a good opportunity for the HKGISA’s past and current presidents, executive members and good friends in the GIS field to get together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Association.
2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM was held on 10 April 2015 at Room 820, Knowles Building of the University of Hong Kong. A public lecture on the evolution of GIS application was delivered by Mr Chan Hak, past president of the Association and Special Advisor to the Executive Committee at the AGM.
The Geo-mentorship Programme was launched from 19th to 20th November 2015 at Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School and West Island School (English Schools Foundation). It aims to promote GIS to the schools in Hong Kong and fulfilling the mission of the Association for the furtherance of the application of the technology in the education sector. The team was composed of Ms Winnie Shiu, Mr Hak Chan, Mr Martin Wu and other Geo-mentors largely from the University of Hong Kong.
2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM was held on 26 Feb 2016 at Room 820 of HKU. At the AGM, Dr. Liu Xingjin (a new member of the Association and Assistant Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU) gave a very timely presentation entitled “Who Isn’t GISer?: Neogeopgraphy, Big Data and Urban Analytics”. The AGM was well attended by both Full Members and Student Members.
Asia GIS Conference 2017
The 10th Asia GIS Conference was held from 5th to 7th January 2017 at the University of Hong Kong.
It is a biannual conference organized by the Asia Geographic Information System Association (AGISA) with the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association (HKGISA), Center of Urban Studies and Urban Planning and GIS Research Centre, HKU for GIS academics and professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. With the theme of “Future Smart Cities”, it aims to encourage sharing of new technologies researches and applications.
There were twelve exhibitors participated in this conference to exchange ideas, information and achievement on the latest advancements in the rapidly changing technology.
2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM was held on 24 March 2017 at Room LE6, Library Extension Building of the University of Hong Kong. A public lecture entitled “Estimating socioeconomic dynamics from outer space: Is night-time lights satellite imagery a good proxy?” was delivered by Dr. Weifeng LI, Vice President of the Association and Assistant Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU.