position:Tawgeeh CEO, GIZ Open Source Solutions implementation Consultant. interesting research fields: Open Source GIS (OSGIS) and applications, Open GIS formats, Location- Based Services (LBS), Geography (Geo-marketing) and Business, National Spatial Database Infrastructure (NSDI), Geographic Data Warehousing and Mining, National Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS), OSGIS and Territorial/ Urban Observatories. Education and Research: 1-B.Sc. Urban & Regional planning ,Cairo University. 2-GIS post-graduate Diploma ,Ain Shams University. 3- GIS-developer scholarship,Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. 4- MSc. GIS ,Lund University. 5- Master of Business Administration 6- Doctorate of Business Administration (Location-Based Services) Work Experience : I have been working as GIS/ information management specialist in many places. I worked as senior GIS engineer who is responsible for analyzing and developing the information management system for the archaeological sites "The Archaeological Map of Egypt" (a GIS system) that has been awarded The Stockholm Challenge Award 2003/2004. Then I worked as the Executive manager then as the project manager of the Egyptian National Spatial Database Infrastructure (NSDI) that has been awarded the SAG award in 2006 as one of the best geo-information management projects in the world. Since December 2006, I have been working as a senior information management assistant in the World Food Programme (WFP), The United Nations. Then as the project manager of the national real estate in MSAD through OUDA, The United Nations. Then I joined Egis-BCEOM France as a GIS Consultant for the Libyan territorial observatory and National Observation GIS system for Urban Planning since December 2009. Currently, I am the owner of Tawgeeh and the Deutshce Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Open Source GIS Applications Consultant.