Ahris Yaakup : A Tribute to the Pioneer of GIS Application in Malaysia


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“… I was Professor Dr. Ahris’s external examiner at Edinburgh for his Ph.D degree and was privileged to be able to keep in touch with him via trips to UTM and conferences, such as GISDECO, over nearly 20 years. Professor Dr. Ahris’s death is a very sad loss to everyone in UTM….”
Professor Ian Masser
Visiting Professor
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures & Land Administration
University of Melbourne

“… Professor Dr. Ahris has contributed significantly to the development of GIS in Malaysia and Asia. He is the most well known scholar and researcher in Malaysia in the international GIS community. He is very active in organizing GIS conferences in Malaysia and has contributed significantly in the founding of the Asia GIS Association. … we have lost a good friend and excellent researcher in Asia. He will always be remembered by the GIS community in Asia….”
Professor Anthony G.O. Yeh
Secretary-General of Asia GIS Association & Dean of Graduate School
The University of Hong Kong

“… He has meant so much to so many people both in Malaysia and abroad. He truly is one of the founding fathers of modern spatial planning in Malaysia. I am proud to have known him and many people should be even more proud to have been with him….”
Dr. Ir. Luc Boerboom
Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems
International Institute for GEO-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
Enschede, The Netherlands

“… A very big loss – the man who my Australian colleague Ray Wyatt aptly described as ‘the Father of Malaysian GIS….’”
Professor Chris Webster
Director of CEBE
Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning
Cardiff University

“… Dr. Ahris was a great man and a good scholar….”
Dr. Prashanthi Devi, M.
Department of Environmental Management
School of Environmental Sciences
Bharathidasan University
Thiruchirapalli, India

“A man who has always travelled the path of righteousness and a beacon to all who desire his assistance. A true friend through and through; and a professional to the last fibre….”
Professor Dr. Mansor Ibrahim
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Enviromental Design
International Islamic University Malaysia

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