I am a geospatial developer focusing on web mapping/GIS applications, data integration, APIs, cloud infrastructure and user experience.
I am the technical lead for geospatial information services and infrastructure within BAS.
- Ensuring BAS can deliver its geospatial information through a suitable Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
- Providing APIs to integrate data from multiple sources through appropriate technologies and standards
- Providing web-based mapping, analysis and GIS tools for use by our operations staff, science staff and the general public
- Providing support and advice to others on how geospatial data can be delivered with online services
- Develop and implement the platforms our services run on, including automatic provisioning of cloud/on-premise infrastructure, continuous integration and other tools
- Working with other teams, such as data managers, system administrators and various providers and contractors to deliver complex projects
- Promoting user-need driven development and focusing on user experience to make tasks more intuitive and information more accessible
- Engaging with the wider geospatial community, to improve our services and contribute back ideas as open source software
I joined BAS in 2013, and until 2019 worked as a software developer with the UK Polar Data Centre. I now work in the Mapping and Geospatial Information Centre (MAGIC).
I have a degree in Geography focusing on GIS, geographies of health and perception of crime. I also worked on a JISC funded research project, Bomb Sight.
Outside of technology, I am interested in hiking, diving, traditional and digital cartography and doing cool things with lights.