2013 04 19 Annual General Meeting cum Archaeological Lectures

2013 Annual General Meeting of HKAS will be held at the 1/F Lecture Theatre of Hong Kong Museum of History at 6:30pm on 19 April 2013.  The current committee will report the 2012 Society affairs, as well as holding archaeological lectures.  Members and people from all walks of life are welcomed to attend. Details are as follows:

Topic: Feasibility of Geographic Information System to Implement in Hong Kong Archaeology

Organizer: Hong Kong Archaeological Society

Venue Sponsor: Hong Kong Museum of History

Location: First Floor Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Museum of History (ground floor entrance at Chatham Road, a non-exhibition entrance)

Date: 19 April 2013 (Friday)

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Speakers:

(1) Steven Ng (Steven WH Ng), Hong Kong Licensed archaeologist, Member of Chinese Society of Archaeology, Member of Hong Kong Enviromental Impact Assessment, Chairman of Hong Kong Archaeological Society.

 (2) Stanley Ng (Stanley WF Ng), Hong Kong Chartered Town Planner, Hong Kong Registered Professional Planner, MRTPI (UK), Member of HKGIS Assocation.

(3) Mr. Clarence Chan, Member of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (General Practice)

Lecture Language: Cantonese

Lectures:

In recent years, archaeological surveys have been conducted prior to the many large-scale infrastructural works and urban planning.  However, many archaeological surveys cannot obtain sufficient archaeological information due to urban fills or access problems.  This affected the quality of archaeological surveys and the subsequent conclusions.

Geographic Information System (GIS) has widely been used alongside with traditional field reconnaissance to assist the determining of archaeological potential area.  The emergence of this new technology helps not only urban planning works, but also comprehends shortfalls of traditional archaeology.  Since GIS can establish a model for prediction, urban planners can know in advance where archaeological potential areas may be, which in turn protects archaeological resources.  This lecture not only introduces the application of GIS in Hong Kong, but also explore the use and its limitation in archaeological survey and urban planning in Hong Kong, as well as potential impacts to the premium by cultural heritage.