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ESRI China (Hong Kong) Builds Mapping Web Site for SARS

Hong Kong, China - The global outbreak of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) calls upon international response in any measures to prevent further spread. Professionals of ESRI China (Hong Kong) contribute their expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) to increase global awareness of the current situation of the disease by building SARS mapping web site which disseminates the latest geographic distribution information on the infected areas and people in Hong Kong and worldwide.

Based on the data from the Department of Health (DOH) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, the Hong Kong SARS map shows the distribution of:
  • buildings with infected residents in the 18 districts of Hong Kong;
  • individual buildings with infected residents;
  • newly additional buildings with infected residents starting from yesterday; and
  • buildings with infected residents before and removed from the list of DOH now

Besides the common map navigation functions, our SARS mapping web site also offers the following functions for the visualization of the proximity of individual buildings with infected residents to the home buildings of the users:
  • measuring distance between any two buildings; and
  • showing 50m and 100m areas of a building with infected residents

The world SARS map shows all countries in a global map with their number of infected people which keeps travellers informed and helps them plan their trips.

About ESRI China (Hong Kong) Limited: ESRI China (HK) is the international office of ESRI - the world leader of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping software - for the region. ESRI China (HK) aims to bring state-of-the-art GIS and mapping software technology of ESRI to the local community. The professionals of ESRI China (HK) commit to delivering the highest quality of services in sale, technical support, training, professional service and maintenance support with regard to ESRI and other GIS related software. ESRI China (HK) was awarded ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Certificate as a recognition of the full commitment to the continuous improvement of services. ESRI China (HK) can be found on the Web at

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