Geospatial Information Technology
Geospatial Information Technology (Geo IT) is a data science about the collection, processing, management, analysis and visualization of geospatial data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies. Geo IT and geospatial data are building blocks and key technologies powering Smart City.
Applications of Geo IT and geospatial data spans across every walk of our lives including but not limited to improving government services to the public, increasing productivity and performance of businesses, enhancing learning experience of students, facilitating scientific research, promoting standard of living of citizens, etc.
Land Surveyors who specialize in collecting, handling and analyzing a wide variety of geospatial data such as 2D and 3D digital maps, BIM models, Lidar point cloud, satellite images, aerial photos, etc. using GIS and related technologies is taking an emerging role of Spatial Data Scientist. Talents of Geo IT are highly demanded by many countries all over the world.
Publicly accessible examples of Geo IT and geospatial data include:
Interactive Map Dashboard of Latest Situation of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong (Captured on 15 Feb 2022)