HKmap.live

HKmap.live
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The website viewed from a desktop on 12 October.
Type of site
Web mapping
Available inhkmap.live
RegistrationNone
Current statusActive

HKmap.live is a web mapping service which crowdsources and tracks the location of protesters and police in Hong Kong. The service was launched during the 2019 Hong Kong protests and gathers reports on police patrols and tear gas deployments via Telegram. The service is available in an Android version via the Google Play Store and in a web version, while the iOS version was removed by Apple.

Development and operation

The service was launched in August 2019 by LIHKG member 5YH; according to the developer, the website had more than ten thousand unique visitors on the first day.[1] It gathers reports from instant messaging service Telegram on police patrols and tear gas deployments.[2] The service allows users to track police activity on Hong Kong streets, providing ongoing information on police movements via messages and GPS locations. This allows citizens to move away from areas where police action may take place, and notify others of actions that may be taken in different places.[3]

The service is available in an Android version via the Google Play Store and in a web version, while the iOS version was removed by Apple.[4][5]

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