Bio - introduction

  • This page: An introduction to the bio section
  • Status: Completed xx%
  • First published: 01 Nov 2018

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Llyn Gwymant to Porthmadog, Snowdonia: 16 Jan 1975 - working for Ordnance Survey

bio - overview:

This final section is a more reflective set of pages. They cover mapping, and other things, from a personal perspective. There are elements of social history, technical processes and some wider background to the evolution of how things were done. The last 50 years has seen incredible progress and the pace of change is reflected in the Ordnance Survey, Collaborations and related pages.

What ever project one works on - it is always involves other people. Conversely if you take other people out of the equation there is little fun left in doing anything. So I will use these pages to say thanks to groups of people and individuals who have helped me along the road and made the tough times bearable and the fun times outstanding.

There are inevitably some errors and mistakes in these pages - I apologise in advance and will try and resolve the most obvious.

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Ordnance Survey of Gt Britain

The OSGB section cover the period 1969 -2011 and is intended as a narrative around how the world of mapping changed completely over that period. It is written via the perspective from different posts/jobs that I held, these included surveying, photogrammetry, software development, research, management and geoinformation strategy. There is aslo a strong element of social history here as well.

Explore Ordnance Survey here....

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Collaborations

There are many forms of collaboration from working with suppliers to attain an optimal solution to research projects and working with other organisations. I encountered all of these and the period 1998 to 2011 was largely devoted to working with external organisations in the UK and Europe. While an OS employee it was often a delicate balance in maintaining the interest of OS vs the overall goal. There was another benefit for those involved: one always learned something new from each project.

Explore Collaborations here...[limited content currently].

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Additional future sub topics include a collection of training/education events and a summary of few other tasks.

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