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Town Planning Board releases digital planning data of statutory plans
     In line with the Government's open data policy, the Town Planning Board today (July 22) released the digital planning data of statutory plans currently in force as open data for free public access. The digital planning data covers planning scheme areas, land use zonings, building height control and amendments to statutory plans.
     The digital data is available in the Geographic Information System format for wider computer application. The data will be updated upon each gazettal of statutory plans. The publication of planning data in digital format will allow for data analysis and compilation, which can enable the preparation of planning applications and carrying out of research. A set of guidelines and a data dictionary are available for users' reference.
     The digital planning data of statutory plans together with the relevant Notes and Explanatory Statement are available at the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb) for free public download. Statutory plans and related information can also be browsed at the Board's "Statutory Planning Portal 2" as before.
Ends/Monday, July 22, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:30
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