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Zaffar Mohamed-Ghouse

Infrastructure Engineering
Spatial Data Quality
Data Model
Data Mangement
Spatial Data Models
Mobile Database
Data Models
Stakeholder Engagement
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Zaffar Mohamed-Ghouse

Primary Interest
Natural Resources Management
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Zaffar Mohamed-Ghouse


Associate Professor Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse holds a pivotal role as an adviser to various National and International spatial organisations. He holds an Executive Director appointment at Spatial Vision based in Melbourne.

He had executive roles at Sinclair Knight Merz ( now Jacobs), GHD, CRC for Spatial Information (now Frontier SI). He has over 20 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.

  • Associate Professor (Principal Fellow),University of Melbourne
  • President - Surveying Spatial Sciences Institute
  • Executive Board Member & Chair Academia-Industry Committee- World Geospatial Industry Council
  • ISDE Representative- United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management
  • Vice Chair of the Board - Locate Conferences Australia
  • Vice President - International Society of Digital Earth
  • Member Steering Committee, Australia's Space and Spatial 2030 Agenda
  • Editorial Board Member- Big Earth Data, Taylor & Francis
  • Vice Chair, UNGGIM Asia Pacific, Private Sector Network

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 17 most recent scholarly works by Zaffar Mohamed-Ghouse.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


ISDE Conference Organisation Award

International Society of Digital Earth


Life Member

International Society of Digital Earth


Victorian Young Professional of the Year - 2011

7th Annual Victorian Spatial Excellence Award, SSSI


CRC for Spatial Information Full Doctorate Scholarship

CRC for Spatial Information


FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


FSSSI - Fellow of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute


FRGS - Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society


SMIEEE - Senior Member IEEE (GRSS)






Infrastructure Engineering


Infrastructure Engineering

Spatial Data Infrastructure Group

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Committee Member Victorian Region

Surveying Spatial Sciences Institute

Geoscience And Remote Sensing Society & Computer Science

Instititue of Electrical Electronics Engineers


PhD Engineering-Geomatics

University of Melbourne

GCert Geographic Information Systems

University of Melbourne

MS by Research Engineering-Remote Sensing & GIS

Anna University

BE Computer Science Engineering

Karnatak University