LandsD launches 2018 "Hong Kong Guide" and "e-HongKongGuide" (with photos)

     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition presented by the Lands Department (LandsD) is on sale today (January 22). The new "e-HongKongGuide", an electronic map book, has also been uploaded to the LandsD's website for free download.
     Apart from offering detailed maps covering the whole territory, the latest edition of the 432-page "Hong Kong Guide" 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 in both Chinese and English.
     A spokesman for the LandsD said, "In the same vein as last year's 'Book of Affection, Map of Love', this year's 'Hong Kong Guide' features the theme of 'My Way' and traces the life journeys of two distinguished athletes, cyclist Wong Kam-po and sprinter So Wa-wai, with an array of maps as the main element. Instead of written narratives, various unconventional maps, three-dimensional images and illustrations have been employed to vividly depict important stages of their life journeys. 
     "It is a novel attempt to record personal history through maps, and we hope that such creative efforts can better present this year's theme and offer the readers a refreshing and stimulating experience."
     The electronic map book, "e-HongKongGuide" 2018 edition, and its theme pages are also available for free download ( Members of the public can also access the LandsD's first Storytelling Map Webpage and browse the "My Way" theme stories of the "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition in the same website.
     The "e-HongKongGuide" is a collection of maps in the GeoPDF format. Apart from PDF readers, these maps can be read with 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, and add personalised images and information and share them with friends.
     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2018 edition, priced at $80, is available at all sales outlets of the LandsD's Survey and Mapping Office (SMO), six post offices (the 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), designated local bookstores and the SMO's online map shop ( Information on the SMO's sales outlets is available at For enquiries, please call 2231 3187.

Ends/Monday, January 22, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:00