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Director – NSW Business Development, Research & International Relations

Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse

CRC for Spatial Information

Level 2, 1 Prince Albert Road
Sydney NSW 2000

+61 415 294 388


Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse is the Business Development and Research Manager in NSW which includes building the CRCSI profile across international partners.

Zaffar first came to the CRCSI in 2005 as a PhD student, which lead to his membership of the Programme Management Group, Geo-visualisation of Health; Industry supervisor for two PhD students in Programme 3-Spatial information Infrastructure; and recently as Honorary Advisor Industry Liaison (International).

With 17 years experience, Zaffar has worked across client management, business development, project management, consulting studies, 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, Indonesia and India.

Zaffar has published research papers at International and National levels 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 a member of several boards and technical committees in Australia and overseas and holds the following positions:

  • Board of Director- Surveying Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia
  • Board of Director- Open Digital Earth Foundation
  • Board of Director- Locate Conferences
  • Editorial Board - International Journal for 3D Information Modelling
  • Member of the Council, International Society of Digital Earth

Zaffar is an Australian representative on the ISO Technical Committee 211, Geographic Information and Geomatics. He is also a recipient of the “Young Professional Award” by the Surveying Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia. And holds an Honorary Senior Fellow appointment at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia.