Poster of CSDI Awards 2024
Enrolment

Enrolment

Please read the <Terms> before submitting the enrolment form.

The enrolment deadline is 2 April 22 April 2024 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time).

Background to the Awards

Background to the Awards

Spatial data are part of everyday life. Easily accessible, high quality and up-to-date spatial data and services are essential to a smart city. To propel Hong Kong’s development into a liveable, smart, and innovative city, Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (“CSDI”) was launched in December 2022 to facilitate searching, viewing and downloading of various kinds of spatial data for free by the general public.

More about CSDI can be found below:

To promote CSDI and to raise the public’s interest in spatial data, Geospatial Lab, established by the Development Bureau, is organising the CSDI Awards 2024 – “Present Spatial Data, Map our Future” (the “Awards”). The Awards is aimed to encourage students and the public to creatively use spatial data to address challenges we faced in the city.

[Throwback to CSDI Awards 2023]

Ms Leung Wing Mui Shirley, the principal of Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School, one of our participating schools, shared her thoughts on the Awards:

"The Awards undeniably offer a valuable learning space for students and encourage collaboration between teachers and students, resulting in a sense of accomplishment and recognition for their achievement. With the support of the Government, the availability of Open CSDI data, the workshops and consultation provided by the Geospatial Lab, and the guidance of many devoted mentors, we have been presented with numerous opportunities to participate in the competition. These opportunities, combined with the dedicated efforts of our teachers and students, have established a solid foundation for our students to extend their learning beyond the curriculum and excel in the Awards."


Hope the experiences of joining the Awards have not only enriched our participants’ educational journey but also instilled a sense of accomplishment and a passion for addressing real-world challenges through spatial data usage and analyses.

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The Theme of this Year

The Theme of this Year

The theme for the CSDI Awards 2024, "Present Spatial Data, Map our Future", encapsulates the essence of the competition. It emphasizes the power and significance of spatial data in shaping our future.

By harnessing the wealth of information provided by spatial data, we can gain valuable insights into various aspects of Hong Kong, from urban planning to healthcare, transportation and beyond. This theme encourages participants to explore spatial data by spatial analyses and visualization to address complex issues and pave the way for a better tomorrow. It invites students, the public and professionals to showcase their innovative ideas and ultimately map a path towards a more sustainable, informed, and resilient future.

Why Should I Participate?

Why Should I Participate?

If you are interested in:

  • Bringing innovative ideas and suggestions for improvement
  • Uncovering insights from maps and spatial data
  • Using maps and spatial data to tell a story about our city
  • Applying spatial data to tackle everyday challenges
  • Harnessing the power of spatial data to generate more business prospects
  • Building expertise in the geospatial field
  • Initiating on your entrepreneurial journey by launching apps you developed
  • Connecting the key industry leaders and resources that help to bring your prototype to life

Then CSDI Awards 2024 is right for you!

As a contestant, you can:

  • Gain knowledge and inspiration from mentors
  • Stay in touch with the latest development in the market
  • Develop your technical knowledge in spatial data and related tools
  • Earn valuable rewards and priceless experience
  • Find inspiration to shape your academic and career paths
  • Network with like-minded people and learn from their experiences
  • Cultivating the connections with key industry leaders or organisations who may serve as mentors or offer valuable resources in transforming your idea into a prototype

Don’t hesitate, and let’s get started!

Contestant Groups

Contestant Groups

There are 4 contestant groups for the Awards: (Click to know more)

Category 1: Primary School Category (P4 to P6)
Category 3: Senior Secondary Category (S4 to S6)
Category 3: Senior Secondary Category (S4 to S6)
Category 4: Open Category (individuals from the public and tertiary students)
**Points to note

Category 1-3: 

  • Participation in the Awards can be as an individual, or on behalf of a school or an organisation
  • No limitation on the maximum number of teams from each school/organisation
  • The competition is open to both individuals and teams. Number of team members should be from 2 to 6
  • Each contestant can only participate in one team
  • Geospatial Lab will provide each group of contestants with an account to show their web maps (Please WhatsApp 9187 2916 for the application of the account)

Category 4: 

  • The competition is open to both individuals and teams. Number of team members should be from 2 to 6
  • Each contestant can only participate in one team
Briefing Sessions

Briefing Sessions

  • Objective of the Awards
  • Introduction to CSDI and the use of spatial data
  • Awards timeline
  • Submission requirements

Category 1-3
(Primary School, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary):

Venue:

Geospatial Lab (Units 915-918, 9/F, Tower 1, Millennium City 1, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon) or online meeting

Date & Time:

2 March 2024, 14:30-15:30 (Cantonese)
2 March 2024, 16:30-17:30 (English)

Category 4
(Open Category) :

Format:

Online meeting

Date & Time:

14 March 2024, 12:00-13:00 (Cantonese)
14 March 2024, 18:00-19:00 (English)

Workshops

Workshops

Workshops such as Data Workshop and Data Insight Training will be organised. Geospatial Lab is also delighted to offer customised workshops tailored to schools, as well as provide consultation to assist contestants in effectively participating in the Awards.

Data Workshop

The Data Workshop provides participants with the essential skills required to effectively produce web maps and deliverables using spatial data downloaded from the CSDI portal. Structure of spatial data, data visualisation, and spatial analysis will be introduced.

All workshops are full.
Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

Data Insight Training

The Data Insight Training offers contestant teams the chance to work with data and gain practical insights through site visits. These visits will allow teams to observe and analyse data in real-world settings, providing them with firsthand experience. Following their site visits, dedicated time and consultation will be allocated for each category to develop their competition deliverables.

The training is full.
Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

Presentation Workshop

The Presentation Workshop assists participants in presenting their projects in a professional and effective manner. It covers areas such as presentation skills training, basic knowledge of video creation, and data security, ensuring that participants are equipped with the necessary skills to deliver polished presentations.

Awards and Prizes

Awards and Prizes

Gold, Silver, Bronze, Merits, and other prizes will be awarded for each category.


Prizes

Category 1*

Category 2*

Category 3*

Category 4*

Gold

2,000

3,000

4,000

40,000

Sliver

1,500

2,000

3,000

30,000

Bronze

1,000

1,500

2,000

20,000

*Each figure refers to the dollar amount to be received by each team receiving the award.

In addition to cash rewards, we also provide other forms of recognition to reward contestants, including but not limited to:

Category 1 to 3

  • Certificate of participation
  • Certificate of appreciation to schools of participating students
  • Trophy to schools with the highest number of participating students
  • Media coverage

Category 4

  • Certificate of participation
  • Media coverage

 

Finalists of category 2, 3, and 4 will receive:

1.⁠ ⁠Mentorship guidance
2.⁠ ⁠The opportunity for exchange in Shanghai. The organiser will provide subsidies, group meals, and local transportation arrangements

Finalists of category 4 will have the opportunity to showcase their works to the industry
Timeline

Timeline

March - Enrolment Period

2 Mar - Briefing sessions (Cat 1-3)
14 Mar - Briefing sessions (Cat 4)
16 Mar - Data Workshop (Cat 1)
23 Mar - Data Workshop (Cat 2-4) FULL
25 Mar - Additional Data Workshop (Cat 2-3)

March - Enrolment Period

April - Phase 1

2 Apr 22 Apr - Enrolment Deadline
6 Apr - Additional Data Workshop (Cat 2-4) Full
13 Apr - Additional Data Workshop (Cat 1-3) Full
20 Apr - Additional Data Workshop (Cat 4) Full
27 Apr - Data Insight Training and Presentation Workshop Full

May

18 May - Submission Deadline

May

June - Phase 2

3 Jun - Announcement of Finalists
Jun - Mentorship Guidance
29-30 Jun - Mock Presentation

July

13-14 Jul - Final Presentation
20 Jul - Awards Ceremony

July

August

Exchange in Shanghai (For Category 2,3,4 only)
Useful Resources

Useful Resources

We offer a free GIS Training Kit to teachers who are interested to participate in the Awards. The Training Kit is intended to facilitate teachers to deliver effective GIS lessons in class so they can later mobilise and prepare their students to join the Awards. The Kit will provide instructions on downloading spatial data, creating content, displaying data in maps, analysing data and saving maps for public access and collaboration.

Click the below button to fill in the form to get the Training Kit.

Submission

Submission

Please submit Phase 1 and Phase 2 materials by email to csdiawards2024@csdigeolab.gov.hk along with your provided team number.

Category 1-3

  • Send us the HTML source code OR long URL of the web map. ALWAYS test the URL links in a "private/incognito" browser window before submitting
  • Contestants are asked to create a title on their web map but refrain from entering into it any personal name, details, affiliated organisation / school
  • Please attach your presentation materials when submitting them via email. Please note that the maximum email size allowed is 100 MB, and the presentation should not exceed 10 pages in length
  • Upload a 1-minute video introducing your web map to a file-sharing platform, and submit the shareable link along with your presentation materials in your email
  • Contestants can choose to complete their work in Chinese or English
  • Present and showcase their work using a physical display item no larger than 50 x 50 x 50cm
  • [Note: Contestants are kindly requested to personally carry the physical visual item throughout the Final Presentation/Awards Ceremony. Geospatial Lab, regretfully, cannot take responsibility for any transportation or logistics arrangements regarding the visualisation materials]
  • NO changes or corrections are allowed after the submission of work
  • In Phase 2 of the Awards, shortlisted contestants will be invited to present their works in the Final Presentation and Awards ceremony
  • In case of disputes, the decisions of the Geospatial Lab shall be final

Category 4

  • Please attach your presentation materials when submitting them via email. Please note that the maximum email size allowed is 100 MB, and the presentation should not exceed 10 pages in length
  • Upload a 1-minute video introducing your proposal/prototype to a file-sharing platform, and submit the shareable link along with your presentation materials in your email
  • In Phase 2 of the Awards, the prototype should be presented in the final presentation and the awards ceremony
Enrolment

Enrolment

Please read the <Terms> before submitting the enrolment form.

The enrolment deadline is 2 April 22 April 2024 (11:59 pm Hong Kong Time).

Enquiries

Enquiries

Telephone/ WhatsApp: 5698 5090

Email: csdiawards2024@csdigeolab.gov.hk