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Contribution to the Development of Nations 2024

Dr. Khalifa Alromaithi

United Arab Emirates

Dr. Khalifa Alromaithi is recognised as a pioneer in the science of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in the UAE and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Geospatial World Forum in April 2019 in Amsterdam as a “pioneer in the UAE and regional geospatial community”. Dr. Alromaithi has authored more than 20 reports on policy and strategy, publishing over 22 technical research papers in specialised journals, seminars, and conferences. He has been a frequent speaker at a wide range of local and international conferences and seminars. He holds scientific degrees in aerial survey sciences, in addition to a master’s degree in geographic information systems from the Faculty ITC of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and a doctorate in geospatial from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Dr. Alromaithi held high government positions where he acquired expertise in strategic planning and geographical policies. His knowledge of the field of surveying and spatial data enabled him to scientifically determine the locations of geographic names, where he was able to aggregate a large portion of these names over four decades.

About The Book

The book is characterised by its scientific spirit, accuracy of its language, and clarity of its style. It constitutes a study of geographical names in the United Arab Emirates, providing a reference for researchers into the subject. The author combines a historical and geographical approach, relying on data, numbers, maps, and historical tracing, making it a work of outstanding distinction and precision.

Published: 2022