Prof Abbas Rajabifard is director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA) and chair of the UN-GGIM Academic Network. He is a land and geospatial policy and technical advisor who has spent his career researching, developing, applying and teaching land administration and SDI to deliver benefits to governments and wider society alike. His research is on enabling SDGs using spatial information, 3D urban land administration and cadastre, spatial urban data analytics and 3D platforms for smart cities.