Dear Department of Health,

Can I ask how much the development of the CHP Hong Kong Coronavirus dashboard cost to roll out? See: https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia...

It looks an impressive platform, so was this developed internally (e.g. by OGCIO or the Lands Dept), or was Johns Hopkins University, Esri, ArcGIS or another provider contracted to develop this? Or some combination of both.

Any information on the technical background would be very useful as there doesn't seem to be any "about" page on the website.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds, PhD

Department of Health

Dear Mr Edmunds,

Referring to your preceding email , please be advised that the requested
information is under the purview of the Constitutional and Mainland
Affairs Bureau ("CMAB").   Subject to your consent of providing the
preceding email to CMAB, we will refer your case to CMAB accordingly.
 Grateful if you would reply to me by 12.2.2020.  

If you have any enquiry, please contact me at 3107 2570.  Thank you.

Regards,
Miss Denise WONG
for Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

Thanks for getting back to me, it would be useful if you can ask the question on how the dashboard was put together to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau if they have the information.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Dear Department of Health/Miss Wong,

I'm just following up to check if my question has been passed to the Constitutional and Mainland
Affairs Bureau ("CMAB"), and if there was any response yet.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Department of Health

Dear Mr Edmunds,

Referring to your preceding email dated 6.5.2020, your question was
referred to the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau ("CMAB") on
11.2.2020.   We note that CMAB is processing your question.  For further
information, please contact Mr Kenneth NG,  Political Assistant to
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs at 2810 2052 or
[email address].  
 
Regards,
Miss Denise WONG
for Department of Health

From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #452 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        06/05/2020 下午 09:53
Subject:        Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Question on CHP
Coronavirus dashboard

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Dear Department of Health/Miss Wong,

I'm just following up to check if my question has been passed to the
Constitutional and Mainland
Affairs Bureau ("CMAB"), and if there was any response yet.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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Department of Health

Dear Mr Edmunds,

Please accept my apology for the delay in responding your email.

I am more than happy to share with you our experience of launching the
dashboard. Please feel free to let me know how I can help.

Regards,
Kenneth NG
Political Assistant to Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs

Dear Kenneth,

Many thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate its been difficult with a lot of the government closed. I'd love some background on how the dashboard was set up as it seems to work very well. This was my original question to the DoH:

Can I ask how much the development of the CHP Hong Kong Coronavirus dashboard cost to roll out? See: https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/cov...

It looks an impressive platform, so was this developed internally (e.g. by OGCIO or the Lands Dept), or was Johns Hopkins University, Esri, ArcGIS or another provider contracted to develop this? Or some combination of both.

Any information on the technical background would be very useful as there doesn't seem to be any "about" page on the website.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Department of Health

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Dear Mr Edmunds,

Referring to the email dated 7.5.2020 from Miss Denise Wong in the
Department of Health ("DH"), please be advised that the subject of enquiry
should be under the purview of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Bureau ("CMAB") which enquiry of related subject should be made to CMAB
for timely reply.  

I aware that the website ([1]www.accessinfo.hk) has removed the email
address given in our above-mentioned reply from DH, therefore the contact
information of Mr Kenneth Ng of CMAB is reproduced as an image attached
for your information.   You may wish to note that we have referred your
enquiry dated 8.5.2020 to CMAB for the direct reply.  

Thank you.

Regards,
Ms Loretta LAW
For Director of Health

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From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #452 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        08/05/2020 下午 12:28
Subject:        Re: Enquiry on HKSARG Dashboard

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #452 email]

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Dear Edmunds,

Further to my preceding email, CMAB would like to provide the direct email
of Mr Kenneth Ng for your communication.  The contact email is attached as
image for your information.

Thank you.

Regards,
Ms Loretta LAW
For Director of Health

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From:        Loretta KL LAW/DH/HKSARG
To:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #452 email]>
Date:        11/05/2020 下午 06:50
Subject:        Re: Enquiry on HKSARG Dashboard

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Dear Kenneth,

Many thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate its been difficult with a
lot of the government closed. I'd love some background on how the
dashboard was set up as it seems to work very well. This was my original
question to the DoH:

Can I ask how much the development of the CHP Hong Kong Coronavirus
dashboard cost to roll out? See:
[2]https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/cov...

It looks an impressive platform, so was this developed internally (e.g. by
OGCIO or the Lands Dept), or was Johns Hopkins University, Esri, ArcGIS or
another provider contracted to develop this? Or some combination of both.

Any information on the technical background would be very useful as there
doesn't seem to be any "about" page on the website.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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