Dr. Ghadi Younis - Zakarneh

Dr. Ghadi Younis - Zakarneh

Assistant Professor for Surveying and Geomatics


Dr. Ghadi Younis (PhD) is an Assistant Professor and a lecturer for Surveying and Geomatics at Palestine Polytechnic University  (PPU). In 2003, he got his Bachelor degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering from PPU. In 2006, He earned his Master's Degree in Geomatics/Geodesy from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany. In 2013, he also earned his PhD in Civil Engineering and Geodesy from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.  In 2007, he became a Licensed Land surveyor by the Palestinian Land Authority. The Research interests: surveying, GNSS, geodesy, Photogrammetry and close range Photogrammetry, GIS and cartography.
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  • Lecturer in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering
  • Licensed Land Surveyor

      Dr. Ghadi Younis - Zakarneh, PhD
       Palestine Polytechnic University

       College of Engineering & Technology
       Civil & Architectural Eng. Dept.
       (B+) Building - Room (B+304)
       Wadi Alhareya
       P.O. Box :198
Email:             ghadi@ppu.edu

Skype :           ghzakarneh

Telegram :. https://t.me/Ghadi_Zakarneh


Oct 2008 – Jan 2013

Technische Universität Darmstadt

PhD, Geodesy

Darmstadt, Germany

Oct 2004 – Jul 2006

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

MSc., Geomatics

Karlsruhe, Germany

Sep 1998 – Aug 2003

Palestine Polytechnic University

B.Eng, surveying and Geomatics Engineering

Hebron, Palestine

Sep 1997 – Jul 1998

Jenin Secondary Boys School

Secondary School, Scientific Branch

Hebron, West Bank, Palestinian Territory



Journal Articles

Ghadi Younis: The Effect of Using Multiple Coordinate Systems and Datum Transformations on the Calculated Coordinates in Palestine. Bulletin of Geography: Physical Geography Series 12/2020, 19(1): 31-41 DOI:10.2478/bgeo-2020-0008

Ghadi Younis: 3D Modelling of Earth Kinematics in Palestine for GNSS and Geodetic Time-Dependent Positioning. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering 09/2019, 8(3):6034-6039  DOI:10.35940/ijrte.C5577.098319

Ghadi Younis: The Integration of GNSS/Leveling Data with Global Geopotential Models to Define the Height Reference System of Palestine. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 07/2018; 43(7):3639–3645., DOI:10.1007/s13369-017-2912-5

Ghadi Younis: Practical method to solve large least squares problems using Cholesky decomposition. 07/2015; 41(3):113-118., DOI:10.3846/20296991.2015.1086118

Ghadi Younis: Local earth gravity/potential modeling using ASCH. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 01/2015; 8(10):8681–8685., DOI:10.1007/s12517-014-1767-2

Jānis Kaminskis, Inese Janpaule, Reiner Jaeger, Ghadi Younis, Ansis Zarins: DFHRS-based computation of quasi-geoid of Latvia. Geodesy and Cartography 03/2013; 39(1):11 - 17., DOI:10.3846/20296991.2013.788827

Ghadi K. A. Younis, Reiner Jäger, Matthias Becker: Transformation of Global Spherical Harmonic Models of the Gravity Field to a Local Adjusted Spherical Cap Harmonic Model. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 02/2013; 6(2):375–381., DOI:10.1007/s12517-011-0352-1

Jäger R, Kaminskis J, Strauhmanis J, Younis G: Determination of Quasi-geoid as Height Component of the Geodetic Infrastructure for GNSS-Positioning Services in the Baltic States. Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences 01/2012; 49(3).

Reiner Jäger, Ghadi Younis, Simone Kälber: The New RTCM 3.1 Transformation Messages – Declaration, Generation from Reference Transformations and Implementation as a Server-Client Concept for GNSS-Services. Bullettin of Geodesy and Geomatics – BGG 2010; 69(2-3): 267-297

Conference Proceedings

Ghadi Younis: Finite Element Method for Precise Geoid Modeling for GNSS Positioning in Palestine. 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering (ICCE) - Palestine, Bethlehem, Palestine; 11/2019 (in progress)

Ghadi Younis: The use of Smart Phones for solving Mathmatical Problems for Engineering Students. First National Conference in Teaching and Learning, Hebron, Palestine; 12/2014

V Chiriac, L Nistor-Lopatenco, V Grama, A Iacovlev, R Jager, P Spohn, G Younis: Development of new geodetic infrastructure in Republic of Moldova. EUREF Symposia 2011, Chisinau, moldova; 05/2011


Ghadi Younis: Regional Gravity Field Modeling with Adjusted Spherical Cap Harmonics in an Integrated Approach. 01/2013, Degree: PhD, Supervisor: Matthias Becker, Reiner Jäger

Ghadi Younis: Further development of the L2/ L1-norm GO­CA Kal­­man-filtering DLL and extension to the com­putation and visualisation of variance estimations and probability and forecasting states. 07/2006, Degree: Master of Science, Supervisor: Reiner Jäger, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.24581.96489

Ghadi Younis, Mohammed Tbeisheh: Geo-map Calculator. 01/2003, Degree: Bachelor of Engineering, Supervisor: Msc. Kamal Ghatasha, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.20807.09127


Ghadi Younis: Regional Gravity Field Modeling with Adjusted Spherical Cap Harmonics in an Integrated Approach. 1 edited by Schriftenreihe Fachrichtung Geodäsie der Technischen Universität Darmstadt, 01/2013; TU Prints Darmstadt., ISBN: ISBN 978-3-935631-28-0