There have been several projects, but most of the work has fallen under two main projects:
The Data Journalism Lab is being guided by the growing need for data (or computational) journalism. Courses have been taught by leaders in the field like Jonathan Stray, who teaches at Columbia’s Journalism school and works for the AP and by Irene Jay Liu, leader and editor for ConnectedChina at Thomson Reuters.
- Hong Kong Air Pollution Index
- OpenLand Data Map
- OpenLand Agricultural Land Use Map
- Overview of Hong Kong Budget 2012-2013
- China Media Map – China Media Project (CMP)
The OpenGov Project is a newer initiative to focus exclusively on finding ways to access and use Hong Kong government data. At this early stage, we are mostly involved in exploring the landscape of data being released by the HK Government (ie. Data.one), as well as experimenting with what data would be useful, if it were available.
We are also beginning work on a Hong Kong Transparency Report, which will document the state of transparency of government user data requests and content removal requests to information and communications technology (ICT) companies.
- The Hong Kong Government Gazette (repository)
- Air pollution data by individual pollutants (Beijing only, non refined)
- Budget expenditures and revenues data (from PDFs)
- Hong Kong Observatory daily weather data (auto-aggregated)
- Town Planning Board (repository)
- Buildings Department monthly digests data (from PDFs)
- Judiciary daily court cases (repository)
- Marine Traffic (repository)