Dear Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,

We would like to study the Mosquito control/Ovitrap data for Hong Kong. Is it possible to get hold of the raw (preferably non-PDF) data you have for our research, and in particular we would like location information of the ovitraps to enable more informative analysis? You don't have to give us the exact GIS coordinates if you are worried about people finding the traps, but rounding up/down the GPS coordinates or even street/sub-district information would be better than just the district information (e.g. just saying "Tai Po" is not very useful).

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Dear Mr/Ms Scott Edmunds,

Re: Application No. 4843

Thank you for your application dated 10 February 2016 seeking access to
information relating to Mosquito control/Ovitrap index data for Hong Kong.

As your request for information involves the search of a number of
records, we are unable to provide you with the information sought at this
stage.  Pursuant to paragraph 1.16 of the Code, you will be advised
further in relation to your request on or before 2 March 2016.

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the
undersigned at 2867 5017.

Regards,
Christine YOUNG
Executive Officer (General) 1
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Tel.: 2867 5017

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Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Dear Mr/Ms Scott Edmunds,

Re: Application No. 4843
I write further to our email dated 15 February 2016 regarding your
application seeking access to information related to Mosquito
control/Ovitrap index data for Hong Kong.
We are still gathering information from the subject office(s) and are
unable to provide you with the information sought at this stage.  Pursuant
to paragraph 1.18 of the Code, you will be advised further in relation to
your request on or before 1 April 2016.

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Mr Chris
KWAN, Executive Officer (Pest Control Advisory Section) at 3188 2406. For
general enquiries about access to information, please contact the
undersigned at 2867 5017.

Regards,
Christine YOUNG
Executive Officer (General) 1
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Tel.: 2867 5017

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Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Our ref. ( ) in L/M (4843) to FEHD GAS 6-5/5/1

Dear Mr/Ms Scott Edmunds,

Code on Access to Information
Re: Application No. 4843
Thank you for your application dated 10 February 2016 seeking access to
information related to Mosquito control/Ovitrap index data for Hong Kong.

Please be informed that this Department does not have the GPS coordinates
or rounded-off coordinates of the ovitraps.  Information on street or
sub-district is also not available as the selection of ovitrap locations
is not based on street or sub-district.  The requested information is
therefore not available and cannot be provided.

            Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Chris KWAN,
Executive Officer (Pest Control Advisory Section) at 3188 2406.  For
general enquiries about access to information, please contact the
undersigned at 2867 5017.

Yours sincerely,

(Christine YOUNG)
for Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene

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Dear Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,

Thanks for your eventual reply to my Ovitrap query.

I'm a bit confused, as since you say "Information on street on sub-district is also not available as the selection of ovitrap locations is not based on street or sub-district.", how do the FEHD inspectors find the 52 ovitraps they have around the city? There has to be some form of address or location information listed somewhere internally for the people implementing it otherwise this entire mosquito control scheme is fiction.

We need this data to populate the Mosquito Alert website (see: http://mosquitoalert.com/) so I'll try to get in touch with Mr Kwan.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds, PhD

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Dear Mr/Ms Scott Edmunds,

Code on Access to Information
Re: Application No. 4843

Thank you for your email.

Please be informed that we have referred your email to our Pest Control
Advisory Section and you may wish to contact Mr Chris KWAN, Executive
Officer (Pest Control Advisory Section) at 3188 2406.  

For general enquiries about access to information, please contact the
undersigned at 2867 5017. Thank you.

Regards,
Christine YOUNG
Executive Officer (General) 1
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Tel.: 2867 5017

From: Scott Edmunds <[FOI #64 email]>  
To: [email address]
Date: 7/4/2016 11:37
Subject: Re: Fw: 轉寄: Freedom of Information request - Mosquito
control/Ovitrap index data for Hong Kong

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Dear Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,

Thanks for your eventual reply to my Ovitrap query.

I'm a bit confused, as since you say "Information on street on
sub-district is also not available as the selection of ovitrap locations
is not based on street or sub-district.", how do the FEHD inspectors find
the 52 ovitraps they have around the city? There has to be some form of
address or location information listed somewhere internally for the people
implementing it otherwise this entire mosquito control scheme is fiction.

We need this data to populate the Mosquito Alert website (see:
[1]http://mosquitoalert.com/) so I'll try to get in touch with Mr Kwan.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds, PhD

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