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Kowloon Central 3D map launched

The Lands Department today launched the 3D Visualisation Map dataset of Kowloon Central and an online application platform Open3Dhk for the public to use free of charge.   To tie in with the development of a smart city, the department started the production of a citywide 3D Visualisation Map in 2021 for release in phases. The first 3D Visualisation Map covering Kowloon East was launched in December 2022.   The Kowloon Central 3D map released today comprises around 9,500 buildings and about 210 individual models of infrastructures, including flyovers, footbridges and subways. It can be downloaded through the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure portal.   Open3Dhk, an online platform transforming a variety of spatial data into user-friendly applications which can support diverse uses by the public, the academia and professionals was also launched today.   Through the interactive functions on the platform, users can view photorealistic 3D city models of Kowloon East and Kowloon Cent

Abandoned child case followed up

The Social Welfare Department today said its case worker will contact the mother of the boy who was abandoned in Kwong Wah Hospital on July 21 and formulate suitable suggestions concerning his welfare plans.   The department stated that upon comprehensive assessments of the boy's condition, the case worker will formulate appropriate suggestions for the court's consideration.   Police filed an application to the Juvenile Court for a care or protection order for the boy on July 22 and has already contacted the mother of the boy, the department explained.   In accordance with the court order, the boy was arranged with residential care service in the department’s Tuen Mun Children & Juvenile Home until the court has ruled on his welfare plans. The case was adjourned to August 18.   Apart from stressing that the boy is in good health and stable emotional condition with the professional care and counselling services provided by the home, the department pointed out that he also participates in group activities in the home.   It added that while this kind of abandoned child case is very rare in Hong Kong, social workers will, when handling each individual case, formulate suitable welfare plans for the children with their best interest as the paramount concern, taking account of all relevant information and factors of the case.

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