Dear Planning Department,

I would like to request digital geographic data regarding land use distributions over all of Hong Kong. This would include data on locations with residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and natural (undeveloped) land cover.

I would like to conduct the research about the Spatial Correlation between Type of Land Use. The reference link for the potential research topic is attached in the following link for your reference. The research data is used for academic only.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

The publication states that to obtain the data for the study, "the land distribution of Hong Kong was requested from the Hong Kong Planning Department."

Yours faithfully,
Gary Chan

Our file ref: (05/19) in TS I/AI/1 Pt. 62        

Dear Mr. CHAN,

We acknowledge receipt of your enquiry dated 14-Apr-2019 under the "Code
on Access to Information" that was received by us on 15.4.2019.  Your
application is under processing.
Regards,

(C. T. IP)
for Access to Information Officer
Planning Department

From:        Gary Chan <[FOI #362 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Planning Department <[Planning Department request email]>,
Date:        14/04/2019 10:26
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Shapefile of Hong Kong
Land Use Distribution 2018

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Dear Planning Department,

I would like to request digital geographic data regarding land use
distributions over all of Hong Kong. This would include data on locations
with residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and natural
(undeveloped) land cover.

I would like to conduct the research about the Spatial Correlation between
Type of  Land Use. The reference link for the potential research topic is
attached in the following link for your reference. The research data is
used for academic only.
[1]https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

The publication states that to obtain the data for the study, "the land
distribution of Hong Kong was requested from the Hong Kong Planning
Department."

Yours faithfully,
Gary Chan

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Our ref.: PLD ISLS/6-20/6

Mr. Gary CHAN

Freedom of Information request - Shapefile of Hong Kong Land Use
Distribution 2018

        I refer to your request received on 15.4.2019.  

2.        Please note that the latest Land Utilization in Hong Kong (LUHK)
2018, which shows the broad land use distribution, including residential,
commercial, industrial, agricultural, and some natural land covers, of
Hong Kong, is now being prepared by the Planning Department (PlanD).
 According to the Annual Open Data Plan promulgated by PlanD in December
2018, raster grid (in GeoTiff format) of the coming LUHK and the relevant
statistics will be released as open data to the general public in the
third quarter of 2019.  By then you will be able to download the open data
via Public Sector Information (PSI) Portal ([1]https://data.gov.hk) or the
PlanD website ([2]https://www.pland.gov.hk).

Lake SO
for Chief Town Planner/Information Systems and Land Supply
Planning Department

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Dear Planning Department,
Thank You for your response. I would like to request the shapefile of the land use. The data for the request of Mr. Brett Morgan [your file ref: (41/18) in TS I/AI/1 Pt. 61] is what I need. The request period from launching the request to data distribution (about 1 month) is reasonable. I would be grateful if you could handle my case as the previous successful case.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Chan

Our Ref: PLD ISLS/6-20/6

Mr. Gary CHAN,

Re: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Shapefile of Hong
Kong Land Use Distribution 2018

        I refer to your email dated 26.4.2019.

2.        In the above email you requested shapefile of the land use,
which you said is the data for the request of Mr. Brett Morgan.  However,
according to our record, the dataset provided to Mr. Brett Morgan is not
of shapefile format.  Would you please instead specify what data format of
the land use you actually want for your academic research?  

3.        I note that your email address is connected to a website on
which all correspondence is published.  Therefore, I should be grateful if
you could let me have your personal email so that I can give you the data
you request direct upon your clarification of the data format please.
 Thank you very much.

Lake SO
For Chief Town Planner/Information Systems and Land Supply
Planning Department

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Dear Planning Department,
I am grateful to receive your response. According to your colleague reply for Mr. Brett Morgan request, the dataset should be the input for preparing the paper map of Land Utilization in Hong Kong and It is the geo-referenced dataset. It is ideal if the ESRI shapefile(.shp) data format or a file geodatabase (*.gdb) is available.

Thank you again for your help and you can contact me at [email address]
Yours faithfully,

Gary Chan

Dear Mr. CHAN,

This serves as an interim reply.  Please be informed that your application
is now under processing.  According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information, our department will inform you of the latest
progress of the case separately on or before 26-May-2019 (i.e. Sunday).
 In the meantime, please contact me at 22314761 if you have any enquiry.

Regards,

(C. T. IP)
for Access to Information Officer
Planning Department

From:        Gary Chan <[FOI #362 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Planning Department <[Planning Department request email]>,
Date:        06/05/2019 15:52
Subject:        Re: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Shapefile of Hong Kong Land Use Distribution 2018

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Dear Planning Department,
I am grateful to receive your response.  According to your colleague reply
for Mr. Brett Morgan request, the dataset should be the input for
preparing the paper map of Land Utilization in Hong Kong and It is the
geo-referenced dataset.  It is ideal if the ESRI shapefile(.shp) data
format or a file geodatabase (*.gdb) is available.

Thank you again for your help and you can contact me at
[email address]
Yours faithfully,

Gary Chan

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Our ref.: ISLS/G/EDP/18H

Mr. CHAN,

Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Shapefile of Hong Kong
Land Use Distribution 2018

        I refer to your enquiry dated 6.5.2019.

2.        Please note that according to our record, the working data that
Planning Department gave Mr. Brett Morgan, the public enquirer you
referred to, in relation to the preparation of the paper plan of Land
Utilisation in Hong Kong (2016 Edition) was in a format of raster image
with geo-referencing (GeoTiff), not ESRI Shapefile (*.shp) or geodatabase
(*.gdb).  Please confirm if the working data in raster image with
geo-referencing (GeoTiff) meets your requirement for your academic
research.  We would arrange to provide you the working data upon receipt
of your postive reply.

Lake SO
for Chief Town Planner/Information Systems and Land Supply
Planning Department

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Our ref.: ISLS/G/EDP/18H

Dear Mr. CHAN,

Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Shapefile of Hong Kong
Land Use Distribution 2018

        I refer to your enquiry dated 6.5.2019.

2.        Please note that according to our record, the working data that
Planning Department gave Mr. Brett Morgan, the public enquirer you
referred to, in relation to the preparation of the paper plan of Land
Utilisation in Hong Kong (2016 Edition) was in a format of raster image
with geo-referencing (GeoTiff), not ESRI Shapefile (*.shp) or geodatabase
(*.gdb).  Please confirm if the working data in raster image with
geo-referencing (GeoTiff) meets your requirement for your academic
research.  We would arrange to provide you the working data upon receipt
of your positive reply.

Regards,

Lake SO
for Chief Town Planner/Information Systems and Land Supply
Planning Department

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Dear Planning Department,
I am grateful to receive your reply. Thank you very much and you may contact me through the above email address.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Chan

Our ref.: PLD ISLS/6-20/6

Dear Mr. CHAN,

Internal Review of Freedom of Information Request – Shapefile of Hong Kong
Land Use Distribution 2018

        I refer to your email dated 26.5.2019.

2.        Please confirm if you want a copy of the working data of the
last year version of Land Utilisation in Hong Kong in raster image format
with georeferencing.  If yes, please provide your personal email address
as it is noted that your email address is connected to a website and all
correspondence is published.   An email reply with the subject data to
this email address will automatically publish the data on the website.
 The data is provided for your personal use only.  It is not
redistributable and not transferable.  Please also note that the data is
not designed or intended for detailed analysis or calculations.

Regards,
Lake So
For Chief Town Planner/
Information Systems and Land Supply
Planning Department

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Dear Planning Department,
My email address is [email address]
Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Gary Chan