Dr. Bheshem Ramlal is a Professor of Geospatial Engineering at the University of the West Indies. He holds a BSc. Land Surveying from UWI, St. Augustine, a Postgraduate Diploma and an MSc. in Integrated Map and Geoinformation Production from University of Twente, the Netherlands, a PhD in Spatial Information Engineering from the University of Maine, USA, and a Certificate in Education from University of British Columbia, Canada. Prof. Ramlal’s research is focused on Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure, data curation, geospatial data quality and policy development, and GIS in education. He is presently serving as Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UWI and as a member of the UN-GGIM Academic Network.