During his more than thirty years of experience in the application of GIS and related technologies to urban and regional planning and resource science, policy, and management, to over 220 projects in 65 countries around the world, Mark has established himself as a globally recognized name in GIS and SDI development. Today he oversees GPC Group activities across the three companies that comprise the Group, and also serves as CEO for the Earth Council Alliance (ECA), an international private non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable societal development.
Over the past 10 years he has been largely focused on the promotion and development of national and regional spatial data infrastructure initiatives, including programs in Oman, Lebanon, Jamaica, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Thailand, Afghanistan, Jammu & Kashmir (India), Kurdistan Region (Iraq) and Abu Dhabi. Mark is also promoting the application of GIS technology, SDI and Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) principles to local communities in the form of “GeoVillage - community information infrastructure”, as a framework for supporting urban and rural sustainable and resilient community development and environmental conservation
Mark was awarded a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1982 and is currently based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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