Hong Kong Districts - Latitude / Longitude

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    Hong Kong Districts - Latitude / Longitude

    Anyone know where I can easily find a list of lattitudes / longitides for the major / minor districts or locations in Hong Kong?


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    Wikipedia, for the 18 official Districts at least. For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central...stern_District
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    Latitude 2217' N
    Longitude 11409' E
    For all the other 17 districts similarly I guess.

    Last edited by PDLM; 06-07-2006 at 10:51 AM.

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    Handheld GPS and an Octopus card?


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    Google Earth will tell you.


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    PDLM, unfortunately its incomplete ..

    Lammarite, yeah, but I'd rather download a set ...

    Tip I got http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/welcome.htm


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    Here is where things go pear shaped if you dont listen

    I degee Latitude= 60 minutes
    1 minute Latitude = 1852 meters[I nautical mile]=60 seconds
    1 second Latitude = 30 meters [about 30 steps]

    So measure your pace and go walk about in the various districts.

    Now things get a bit hairy if you decide to measure distance using Longtitude
    see page one

    http://www.reachtheworld.org/floatin...acherGuide.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by kombuchakid
    I degee Latitude= 60 minutes
    1 minute Latitude = 1852 meters[I nautical mile]=60 seconds
    1 second Latitude = 30 meters [about 30 steps]

    So measure your pace and go walk about in the various districts.

    Now things get a bit hairy if you decide to measure distance using Longtitude
    see page one

    http://www.reachtheworld.org/floatin...acherGuide.pdf
    Sounds like a nice alternative compared to the fleet management solution I am developing for my company

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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas
    ......the fleet management solution I am developing ...
    Surely you are not one of them Greek shipping admirals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kombuchakid
    Surely you are not one of them Greek shipping admirals?
    Like Stelios you mean?

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    The coordinate system of Hong Kong Map is the "HK Grid 1980" which is a local coordinate system. However, it may be transformed to WGS84 by some conversion programs or engine. For information of HK digital map data, please visit the web site at

    http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/...igital_map.htm and you may get free sample on the page

    http://www.landsd.gov.hk/mapping/en/...sampledata.htm

    If you are interested in the transformation, please go to http://www.geodetic.gov.hk/smo/gsi/p...rence.htm#grid for details.
    In english please?

    Looks like Google Earth might be the best option at this point.

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