2 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) have recently been signed between PolyU and industry partners to collaborate on spatial big data analytics. One was with the Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM), and the other was with SuperMap Software Co. Ltd. Representing PolyU at both signings was Prof. John Shi, Head of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI), who said the collaboration with CTM would not only facilitate the development of a smart city in Macau, especially with respect to tourism, but also serve as a testbed for the development of smart cities in the Greater Bay Area. As a result of the MoU with CTM, a spatial big data analytics study on the needs and preferences of tourists in Macau will be conducted by LSGI’s Laboratory for Smart City and Spatial Big Data Analytics, with an aim to improving Macau's tourism service and enhancing tourists' experience through innovative services.

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Prof. Shi (front left) at the signing with CTM

 

Meanwhile, the MoU with SuperMap Software Co. Ltd. will contribute to the development of an international platform for geographic information services (GIS) by taking advantage of the respective strengths of PolyU and SuperMap in research, undergraduate teaching, training, and market services. The donation of GIS software by SuperMap to PolyU for teaching and research purposes is expected to further develop the Laboratory for Smart City and Spatial Big Data Analytics at LSGI.

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Prof. Shi (front left) at the signing with SuperMap