Speaker Bio & Abstract

Andreas Hadjiraftis Chief Lands Officer
Department of Lands and Surveys

BiographyAndreas Hadjiraftis has worked for the Department of Lands and Surveys for the last 31 years, and is currently Chief Lands Officer responsible for Cartography, Geodesy, Hydrography, and Photogrammetry. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Applied Science Degree in Surveying-GIS/LIS, and an MBA in Public Sector Management. He also obtained two Fulbright scholarships and completed further studies and research in GIS and Digital Cartography. He has participated in many short term training programs on related subjects. Andreas is the National INSPIRE Contact Point, and represents Cyprus in INSPIRE Expert Groups, and INSPIRE Committee. He is President of the Permanent Committee for the Standardisation of Geographical Names of Cyprus, representing Cyprus in the United Nations Group of Experts (UNGEGN). He acts as adviser to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Attorney General, the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on territorial and property issues. He is also actively involved in EuroGeographics projects.