"Hong Kong Guide" and "e-HongKongGuide" 2019 edition published (with photos)

     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2019 edition produced by the Lands Department (LandsD) went on sale today (January 28). The new
"e-HongKongGuide", an electronic map book, is also now available online.
     The new 432-page "Hong Kong Guide" provides detailed maps of Hong Kong with indexes for streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, and leisure and cultural facilities, as well as information on public transportation. The streets and places and villages indexes also serve as gazetteers for names of streets and geographical places in Hong Kong.
     Under the theme "Guide of Hearts", the "Hong Kong Guide" 2019 aims at promoting enhanced care for youths and social inclusion. It contains stories from the BiciLine Cycling Eco-Tourism Social Enterprise of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and WEDO GLOBAL, two social enterprises devoted to organising local guided tours, and which have also designed various tour routes through the territory's streets and alleys.   
     A spokesman for the LandsD said, "The 'Hong Kong Guide' not only enables its readers to explore the beautiful landscape and ecological environment of the city, it also allows them to learn more about the daily lives and cultural traits of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.
     "We hope this year's theme will inspire readers to discover the unique features and fascinating aspects of our streets and places, as well as interesting stories about Hong Kong," the spokesman added.
     The "e-HongKongGuide" 2019 edition, an electronic version of the "Hong Kong Guide", is also available online for browsing and free download at the LandsD's website (www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/download/ehkg.htm).
     The "e-HongKongGuide" is a collection of maps in GeoPDF format. It can also 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.
     The "Hong Kong Guide" 2019 edition, priced at $83, 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 (www.hkmapservice.gov.hk). Information on the SMO's sales outlets is available at www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/pro&ser/outlet.htm. For enquiries, please call 2231 3187.    

Ends/Monday, January 28, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00