The Hong Kong Prize – Spatial History
The Esri China (Hong Kong) Prize in Spatial History is an annual scholarship to help students who conduct spatial history research. This year, the prize was awarded to a group of students from the History Department at Hong Kong Baptist University who used 19th-century maps to study military and custom facilities in Hong Kong during the Qing Dynasty.
This is the first prize of its kind. The prize carries a HK$100,000 grant and is presented by The University of Hong Kong.
To qualify for this award, the student must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a field related to spatial history and have been actively engaged in a study or project that has resulted in a publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition, the student must have a strong interest in pursuing further academic research in this area and a willingness to apply their learning to real-world projects.
In addition to providing financial assistance, the Hong Kong Prize will also provide students with an opportunity to network with professionals in the spatial history field. This will enable them to learn about the latest developments in the field and find new avenues of research.
There is no limit on the number of students who can be awarded this prize, and each individual will receive a separate check. The Hong Kong Prize committee will select the winner based on a review of the students’ projects.
The Hong Kong Prize is available to all students who are currently enrolled at the University of Hong Kong. The awards are presented through the Department of History, and will be distributed at a ceremony held each spring.
To be eligible for the prize, students must submit a written application by March 30th. The application must include a description of their research, a timeline and a budget, as well as a short essay.
In order to qualify for the prize, students must present a project that includes the use of ArcGIS StoryMaps. These tools are designed to help users explore and understand the past by allowing them to visualize historical information in 3D.
Using the tools in this toolkit, the students created an interactive map of Hong Kong, highlighting the most important points of the city. The map also identifies important historical sites and the main streets that were a key part of Hong Kong’s development.
As a result of the research, the team has developed a more accurate understanding of how the Qing Dynasty changed Hong Kong’s landscape over time and can better address spatial questions in the future.
The Hong Kong Prize will also be accompanied by an official prize ceremony and a presentation of the award to the winning student. The event will be hosted by the university and attended by representatives from the award sponsor, the university and various industry professionals.
The Hong Kong Prize is a prestigious and meaningful honor for students in the field of spatial history. It will help students develop their research skills, and it can help them become leaders in their fields.