The UN Mapper of the month - May 2022
And the UN mapper of the month for May is... Abdurahman Al Furjani, Chair of OpenStreetMap Libya Association, who with over 28,000 edits in OpenStreetMap has provided his precious contribution to peacekeeping missions and the UN Mappers project in Libya aimed at delivering a 3D digital replica of the city of Tripoli. Abdurahman is also very active in the community and is helping with his group to translate our Learning Hub (coming soon!) into Arabic. We contacted him to find out more about his activities.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I work as Head of Research & Development and Standardization at Libya Spatial Data Infrastructure LSDI. My research fields are Civil Engineering, Smart Cities, Geomatics Engineering, City Digital Twins, 3D City Modeling, City Information Modeling, Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development, Land Governance, Public Administration, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Crowdsourcing and Urban Sensing.
I am the Chair of OpenStreetMap Libya Association.
How did you know about UN Mappers?
I got to know the UN Mappers community through OSM Africa and the OpenStreetMap Humanitarian Team; getting in touch with Michael Montani, Rachele Amerini, Severin Menard, David Luswata and Geoffrey Kateregga.
Do you enjoy mapping? Why ?
Mapping is essential to enable digital transformation and sustainable development. Mapping is the key to Location Intelligence.
In which countries do you map the most?
I usually map in Libya, Uganda, Zambia and Mauritania.