To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth
Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse
Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse is recognised as one of the spatial leaders in Australia and Globally. He holds a pivotal role as an adviser to various National and International spatial organisations. He is the current First, Vice President of International Society of Digital Earth. He has been leading global conversation on Spatial enablement of UN Sustainable Development Goals for the past 5 years.
He has over 22 years of experience in client management, strategic consulting studies, business development, project management, systems review and integration for Utility Industry and Government, design, development and management of spatial databases, review data framework policies, develop spatial analyses techniques and technology including GIS applications development for major clients in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Saudi Arabia. He has led several Multi-Million Dollar National Mapping projects for State and Federal governments globally.
Zaffar has published research papers focusing on GIS applications to support such areas as: spatial data infrastructure, data quality, groundwater management, water resources, rural administration; asset management; field data capture; public health management and disaster management. He is also a member of several boards and technical committees in Australia and overseas. Zaffar is member of ISO TC/211 since 2010 and contributed to the ISO 19157 Spatial Data Quality. Zaffar is actively engaged with United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM)-Geospatial Societies, Private Sector & Academic Network.