Mapping data for agricultural land, waste dumps and rivers

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Dear Lands Department,

Do you have mapping data or coordinates/shapefiles for where zoned/registered agricultural land is in Hong Kong? I'm also looking for mapping data on rivers/streams and waste disposal sites are as well, so do you have maps/shapefiles/coordinates for these?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

地政總署

Our File Reference:        (     ) in LD-SMO-LIC/6-1/1

Dear Mr. Scott Edmunds,

        Thank you for your application dated 5 February 2018 seeking
access to information related to mapping data for agricultural land, waste
dumps and rivers.

2.        Please be informed that digital topographic maps in different
scales ranging from 1:1,000 to 1:20,000 in FGDB, DGN, DWG, GML and GeoTIFF
formats covering the whole territory of Hong Kong include information of
rivers/streams and are available for purchase.  You may refer to the
product information sheets available at
[1]http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/digi... for
details.  Sample are also available for testing at
[2]http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/digi....  If you
are using ArcGIS software, you may purchase the FGDB format which can be
directly manipulated at the ArcGIS platform.  Should you wish to obtain
the digital topographic maps, please place your order via the web site of
Hong Kong Map Service at [3]http://www.hkmapservice.gov.hk.

3.        As regards to your request for information about
zoned/registered agricultural land and waste disposal sites, I regret that
they are not included in our map products.  You may acquire them from
other sources.

4.        If you need any further information or assistance, please feel
free to contact us again.

Best regards,
Tammy HO
LS/LIC(7), LandsD
(Tel: 2231-3219)

Dear Lands Department,

Thanks for getting back to me. Shame you don't have zoning data, but to get hold of map shapefiles covering all the rivers/streams in Hong Kong which maps do I need to request and how much does this cost? If this is for academic research in a UGC (HK tax payer) funded institution is there a waiver for this cost, and as other countries such as the UK provide this data for free what does the Lands Department do with this data?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

地政總署

Our File Reference:        (     ) in LD-SMO-LIC/6-1/1

Dear Mr. Scott Edmunds,

        Thank you again for your email of 21.2.2018 to [Lands Department request email]
which is directed to me for reply.

2.        As mentioned in my previous email, please note that
rivers/streams information is included in our digital topographic maps in
different scales ranging from 1:1,000 to 1:20,000.  You may refer to the
price list of digital map products available at our website at
[1]https://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/dig...
for the charges of different map products.

3.        Sample maps for teaching purpose is also available.  You may
refer to the guidelines downloadable from our website at
[2]http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/digi...
for details.  Besides, you may also check whether your department/office
of a UGC funded institution had previously purchased some digital maps
from us that could be provided for your academic research use.  Currently,
there is no concessionary rates for academic institutions except the
mentioned sample maps for teaching purpose.

4.        Having said that, please note that this Office has identified a
few kinds of Public Sector Information (PSI) as open data which is
available at our website at
[3]https://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/dow... for free
reuse.  You may check if any one of them is useful for your research.  We
shall continue identifying more suitable PSI as open data.

5.        If you need any further information or assistance, please feel
free to contact us again.

Best regards,
Tammy HO
LS/LIC(7), LandsD
(Tel: 2231-3219)