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made available since 1998. To date, 59 sheets are available.

A coloured urban map/town map series of scale around 1:8 000 (scale varies depending on the extent of the entire district/area to be shown) is printed on both sides of a paper sheet aiming to provide a map of an entire district/area of the urban area or the New Territories on a single face of a sheet. At present, seven sheets have been published and are available for sale.

A satellite image map (PRDM250S) at 1:250 000 scales showing the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta region is available. Place names are added to the image to help identify locations.

The 1:50 000 Helicopter Flying Chart (2 sheets) and 1:100 000 Local Flying Chart are produced to show the flight areas in Hong Kong. Relevant aeronautical information is overprinted in red and blue on topographic base maps.

The SMO also produces other smaller page-sized maps to show thematic topics in publications such as the Hong Kong Yearbook and these maps are also available to the public.

The “Value Added Reseller (VAR) Service” was launched in 1998 with an aim to open up the opportunities for the business sector to develop various types of value- added map product using the SMO’s digital map. The “Internet Map Permittee (IMP) Service” was launched in 2001. The IMP may make use of the SMO’s digital map in developing map information applications for delivery on its website. The IMP may also deliver the map information for use at the Internet Map Redistribution User’s (IMRU) website. Both the VAR and IMP Services are non- exclusive and proposals are welcome.

A common geospatial information platform called the GeoInfo Map has been developed and implemented by the SMO. Geospatial data from different sources are integrated into this platform for convenient access by the public through the Internet. It offers a powerful geographic search engine, detailed maps, many useful map tools, and supports one-stop web portal GovHK and government departments’ websites. GeoInfo Map can be accessed at:

http://www.map.gov.hk or departments’ webpages.

via To

the map respond

buttons in certain to the expectation

and and

needs of the general public location information of public

to access to official map facilities while on the go,

Orthophoto Maps: A series of Orthophoto Maps OPM50 and OPM100, of scale 1:50 000 and 1:100 000 and available in both paper print and digital formats are published covering the whole territory of Hong Kong. The Orthophoto Maps are produced from aerial photographs

the SMO developed and service for iOS and

launched Android

its first mobile map platforms called

app the

MyMapHK in June 2014. MyMapHK app with three themes - Map, Hiking

is an all-in-one map and Old Hong Kong.

It

provides

up-to-date,

detailed

bilingual

base

map

of

Hong

using digital processing,

photogrammetric technology for ortho-rectification and mosaicking.

data The

Kong and facilities.

integrates more than

Users

can

visit

120

types of data

on public

the

MyMapHK

website

general public can obtain and use the digital version of the 1:100 000 orthophoto map free of charge.

(http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/MyMapHK/) details and free download.

for

Geological Maps: The SMO has

Geotechnical

Engineering

Office

produced for

(GEO)

of

the Civil

Engineering and Development Department the HGM20 series of geological maps comprising 15 sheets at scale 1:20 000. They depict solid and superficial geology of Hong Kong. Another 1:20 000 series on solid geology, HGM20S, consists of a sheet of the San Tin area. GEO has also produced three sets of geological survey plans of

Map Sales and Archives: The Hong Kong Map Service (HKMS) at http://www.hkmapservice.gov.hk, was set up to facilitate the searching, e-ordering and e-payment of digital map products in late 2010 and paper map products in mid- 2014. Through HKMS, members of the public can complete map product selection, ordering, payment as well as collection online for digital map products and collection by post or at any of our 12 sales outlets for

series

HGP5,

HGP5A

and

HGP5B

showing

solid

and

superficial geology Sha Tin and Chek

in selective areas Lap Kok, etc. On

including Yuen Long, the geological maps,

the map base is provided data by the GEO.

by

the

SMO

and

the

geological

Digital Maps: The SMO supplies Topographic Maps, Orthophotos, Aerial Photographs, Land Boundary Maps, Geo-reference Database, GeoCommunity Database and 3D Spatial Data in digital form. Many utility companies, engineering consultants, computing system consultants and education institutes including government departments have established their own automated mapping, facilities management, customer support and geographic information systems using the digital maps provided by the SMO as their common reference.

The 1963 Orthophoto which is a high resolution orthophoto compiled from aerial photographs taken in early 1963 covering most Demarcation Districts (DD) in

paper maps products. The Map Catalogue

and

paper map

products

published by the SMO can be obtained from its Map Publications Centre (HK) on 23rd Floor, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong (tel. 2231 3187) and the Map Publications Centre (Kln) at 382 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (tel. 2780 0981), and from all District Survey Offices (except District Survey Office/Kowloon). Popular items are also obtainable from the online Government Bookstore through website at: http://www.bookstore.gov.hk, selected Post Offices and some bookshops.

To purchase digital map products, users may also complete a Digital Map Order Form obtained from SMO Map Publications Centres or downloaded from Lands Department’s website (http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/download/form.htm ). Users may also apply for free sample digital maps for

testing

at

the

same

website

the New Territories was launched Orthophoto can be used for various identification of old ground features.

in 2013. The 1963 applications requiring

A new product in 2014 is the i-Series Digital Maps, including iB1000 & iB5000 Digital Topographic Map, iC1000 Digital Land Boundary Map and iG1000 Geo- reference Database. Apart from enjoying the more comprehensive datasets and the new data formats of the i- Series Digital Maps, users can also select the seamless version covering users’ defined area-of-interest so that they no longer need to combine discrete tiles of digital maps into one single file for their work. More and more types of i-Series Digital Maps will be available in the future.

(http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/digital_map/email/d isclamer.htm). A non-exclusive and non-transferable licence will be issued to the customer after purchasing the digital map. It permits the licensee to use the digital map under specific terms and conditions.

Aerial photographs and maps of previous editions are available at the Map and Aerial Photo Library on 23rd

Floor of the (tel. 2231 3185).

North

Point

Government

Offices

Enquiry: Enquiries on digital and paper map products of the SMO can be made at (tel. 2231 3187), or through e-mail at: smosale1@landsd.gov.hk.

Published by the Information Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government GovHK Website: http://www.gov.hk Information contained in this publication may be freely used. No acknowledgement is necessary.

Survey & Mapping Office of Lands Department Home Page address: http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/welcome.htm

November 2014

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