Who exactly am I and why am I sticking my fingers into every geopie?
15yrs ago I was relatively unknown to GIS, in fact GIS barely knew itself with many different software companies fighting for a piece of the geopie. Since then I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from the users of the data, the creators of the data and even the GEO-Beginners, each providing a similar complaint……there is no middle ground where the surveyor, the cartographer, the developer or the noob (and others) can ask questions and have their questions understood.
For almost a decade, I was the GIS consultant for one of the UKs largest Renewable Energy consultancies, TUV SUD PMSS, working between both offshore and onshore analysis globally, and then the “3D Guy” and Geodetic expert for Garsdale Design where we pushed Esri on 3D data functionality as well as selling LOD 2.5 GIS data at a time where BIM was still a twinkle in the architects eyes.
Currently I am the CTO and GIS Expert for The Carto Group, where I innovate 3D, AR, VR and web solutions (see LandHawk and Switch on to Swindon) alongside a team of gaming and web developers. I am also the European Editor for the popular geospatial magazine, xyHt where I write about the latest technology and interesting geospatial people.
Mostly though, over the last decade, I have been a translator between the experts and it’s this I want to share with the GIS industry, I wish to get everyone talking to each other where GEO is involved to better the industry and to fill those missing gaps which is holding us back.
Happy to get involved with most things that further the GIS industry, or is a challenge!!