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LandsD launches 2017 "Hong Kong Guide" and "eHongKongGuide" (with photo)
     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2017 edition produced by the Lands Department (LandsD) is on sale starting today (January 6). In addition, the "eHongKongGuide", a newly launched electronic map book, has been uploaded to LandsD's website for free download.

     The 424-page new "Hong Kong Guide" provides detailed maps covering the whole territory of Hong Kong. It also contains indexes of streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, and leisure and cultural facilities, as well as information on public transportation.

     A spokesman for LandsD said that for the first time this year's Hong Kong Guide has been spiced up with a number of community art maps provided by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and created by local schoolchildren and teachers with different themes. These art maps, with interesting topics and heart-warming messages, were drawn with purity and sincerity and are worthy of appreciation.

     The spokesman added that the community art maps have touched up the function-oriented "Hong Kong Guide" and given it a theme of "Mapping with Children", with an intention of guiding the public to explore the community through "A Book of Affection, a Map of Love".

     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2017 edition, priced at $75, is available at all sales outlets of LandsD's Survey and Mapping Office (SMO), six post offices (General Post Office, Kowloon Central Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Mong Kok Post Office, Kwun Tong Post Office and Tuen Mun Central Post Office), certain local bookstores and the SMO's online map shop (www.hkmapservice.gov.hk). Information on the SMO's sales outlets can be found at www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/pro&ser/outlet.htm. For enquiries, please call 2231 3187.

     The "eHongKongGuide" 2017 edition, the first electronic map book produced by LandsD, is now available for free download at www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/download/ehkg.htm.

     The design and content of the "eHongKongGuide" is based on the "Hong Kong Guide". Users can also access the theme pages of the "Hong Kong Guide" 2017 edition, "Mapping with Children", through the "eHongKongGuide".

     The "eHongKongGuide" is a collection of maps in the GeoPDF format. Apart from being readable in PDF readers, these maps can be read by different applications on desktop computers and mobile devices in an offline mode. By using free tools available on the web, users can read co-ordinates, track positions using a GPS device, search co-ordinates, search text and information, add personalised images and information, and share with friends.
Ends/Friday, January 6, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:06
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The "Hong Kong Guide" 2017 edition produced by the Lands Department is on sale starting today (January 6).