Community Mapping

 

Theme

Explore the Community and Identify Improvements

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Leveraged Simple Technology
Executable in a Day

 

― Chosen by Google

as 1 of 59 projects around the world to push the boundaries of what is possible for Google Geo Tools

I was determined to design a program that was fun, executable in a day and relevant to Hong Kong - Community Mapping was the result.  It's simple - go out to take photos of community problems, map them on Google My Maps and share it. 

The APAC cohort of Google Earth Education Advisory Board, now named Google Earth Education Experts (GE3) at the 2017 gathering in Google Sydney

The APAC cohort of Google Earth Education Advisory Board, now named Google Earth Education Experts (GE3) at the 2017 gathering in Google Sydney

From left: Michael Neugebauer (M inedition Publishing ), Laurel Chor  (Producer for VICE News Tonight on HBO / National Geographic Explorer) , Rosana Ng  (Wildlife Conservation Advocate / Seed Grant Distributor) , Dr. Jane Goodall  (Renowned Primatologist / UN Messenger of Peace) , Alfie Chung and Ericson Chan  (CEO, Ping An Technology)

From left: Michael Neugebauer (Minedition Publishing), Laurel Chor (Producer for VICE News Tonight on HBO / National Geographic Explorer), Rosana Ng (Wildlife Conservation Advocate / Seed Grant Distributor), Dr. Jane Goodall (Renowned Primatologist / UN Messenger of Peace), Alfie Chung and Ericson Chan (CEO, Ping An Technology)

The program quickly gained popularity among the local and international school community as well as local government. The project began to receive support funding and spun off into a Disneyland Hong Kong sponsored nature mapping program and an urban wildlife mapping program, local property developer - Link REIT. It was chosen in 2017 by Google as part of the Google Earth Education Advisory Board - to push the boundaries and explore what is possible for Google Geo Tools. The program has expanded in scale into a project called Rethinking Urban Space.