Use of geospatial technologies in bringing awareness about conservation: A case of the Chi Fu Valley

Pui Yun, Paulina WONG, Chien Tat LOW

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Abstract

This article demonstrates the utilization of geospatial technologies to present a field survey near a deserted dairy farm site at the Chi Fu Valley on Hong Kong Island. With the aid of official historical topographic maps, aerial photographs, and other documents, the project attempted to uncover past settings and chronological changes that took place in the region. The mapped outcomes have been compiled into a mobile application and posted online for public scrutiny and to encourage public comments about the development direction of the area. The aim of this project was to utilize geospatial technologies to consolidate and unify data in bits and pieces onto a single platform such that the public can have a complete picture of past development and the rich ecosystem within the Chi Fu Valley. This mapping platform not only empowers local residents with key facts about the natural biodiversity and heritage values of the site but also facilitates public engagement to enhance local planning through evidence-informed decision making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages10-15
No.39
Specialist publicationAnnals
PublisherGeographical, Geological & Archaeological Society SSS HKUSU
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Conservation
  • Chi Fu Valley
  • Dairy farm
  • Natural biodiversity

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