Lands Department (Sponsor)
In the effort to spearhead Smart City development, the Lands Department (LandsD) was designated to create 3D digital maps of Hong Kong, mainly outdoor and some indoor areas. To facilitate the effort, there is a need of an open platform as a carrier for the 3D maps data to be accessible by application developers as well as the general public, for the scalable and sustainable build-up of the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) for Smart City development. This project will develop a 3D Geographic Information System (3DGIS) management platform for common spatial data and indoor position assist devices, in order to provide 3DGIS map and 3D Indoor positioning services. In addition, the platform also features a standardized workflow for premises owners to define private internal layouts as 3D indoor map for rendering on top of the LandsD base map. This project will also conduct a feasibility study to investigate distributed map mechanism at 5G mobile edge, in order to enable faster rendering of 3D indoor map for better user experiences.. The goal of this project is to complement the LandsD’s 3D indoor map work in order to serve the general public with better user experience. The technology and know-how developed in this project will be transferred to LandsD during the project period.