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Asmat Ali

Asmat Ali

Summary

Mr. Asmat Ali is PhD (RS&GIS) Scholar at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. He graduated in 1998 from International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede The Netherlands. Later on, he got MSc Degree in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, with Specialization in Geo-information Management from the same university. He has 29 years of experience in geospatial information production and management discipline as practitioner, trainer and educator. He has served on a number of operational, administrative and instructional appointments. He was in-charge of the team which started GIS mapping and digital cartography at Survey of Pakistan in 1999. His more than 25 research papers including two book chapters and articles on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) , GIS, Remote Sensing, E-governance, as well as Land Administration have been published in various international conferences and renowned journals. In 2008, SDI Asia-Pacific identified him as focal point for SDI development in Pakistan. GSDI in 2016, acknowledged and awarded him as SDI implementer from Pakistan. He is on the visiting faculty of Bahria University Islamabad and PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. He is author of two books, too.

He developed couple of GIS tools as well. Please see at:
http://arcscripts.esri.com/scripts.asp?eLang=&eProd=&perPage=10&eQuery=asmat

Specialties:

*Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
*Geo-Information/Database Development and Management
*Web, Mobile & Desktop GIS
*Remote Sensing (Spaceborne)
*Standards-based Web Mapping and Data Access Services
*Open Source Geo & Metadata Portal
*Topographic Survey
*Research and Development (R&D)
*Trainer of the above mentioned disciplines

Contact: aliasmat@gmail.com

Professional experiences

Director

SURVEY OF PAKISTAN

From November 2018 to Today

Administrative & Technical Matters

Coordinator national gis policy

GOVT OF PAKISTAN, MINISTRY OF PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & REFORMS

From June 2015 to Today

Pakistan's Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms constituted 9 working groups to give recommendations for National GIS Policy of Pakistan. The working groups include: i) Topo Base Map ii) NSDI iii) GIS Policy iv) Cadastral Mapping v) Remote Sensing & Thematic Mapping
vi) Resource Assessment vii) Standards & Technology viii) Academia & Training ix) Resources & Linkages

Participated in the working group meetings and facilitated as well as assisted in finalizing recommendations of each working group meeting.

Evaluator ict r&d projects

NATIONAL ICT R&D FUND

From August 2008 to Today

Evaluator for National Technical Research and Development (R&D) projects.

Author-contributor

DIRECTIONS MAGAZINE

From April 2008 to Today

http://www.directionsmag.com/authors/asmat-ali/122149

Central database administrator

SURVEY OF PAKISTAN

As technical lead, engaged in developing and implementing Geoinformation Management (GIM) strategies. A geoportal has been setup using free and open source technologies to ensure efficient discovery and retrieval of the information, produced by several organizations including Survey of Pakistan (SoP). Also, involved in following actively:
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•Writing concept papers and articles to raise awareness about SDI among local, regional and
international GI community
•Drafting of policies regarding Data/ Information Management
•Finalization of Proposal for Pakistan’s NSDI
•Updation of existing topographic database
•Implementation of OGC compliant web service
•Training of employees in Database/Network Management
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Teaching and Training Experience
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•As resource person, conducted course in Data and Database Management
for supervisor level staff of Survey of Pakistan
•Designed syllabi for GIS and Remote Sensing courses for NISTE, Islamabad
•Conducted GIS course as resource person in 2009 at NISTE, Islamabad
•Conducted Remote Sensing course as resource person in 2009 at NISTE, Islamabad
•Taught course of GIS, GPS, Google Mapping and RS in 2010 at NISTE, Islamabad
•Performed duties as Chief Instructor at Survey Training Institute, Islamabad
•Provided training on ArcGIS Server as well as ArcGIS Image Server to a national agency
•Served as Instructor Land Survey at Survey Training Institute, Islamabad
•Master Trainer in Survey of Pakistan, for ArcGIS Desktop/Server, ArcView3x,
AutoCAD Map and ArcInfo

Visiting faculty

ARID AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY

MS Courses: Land Use Planning, Advance GIS & Spatial Analysis

Visiting faculty

BAHRIA UNIVERSITY

BS Courses: GIS

Additional training

Professional Master Degree in Geoinformatics

International Institute for Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation - Cartography

1998 à 1999

Degree

NL – International Institute for Geo-Information, Science and Earth Observation – 2008