Welcome to this site, The Map Den, which I hope will be a world of interesting articles and links related to GIS, mapping, earth observation, geo-location, geo-web applications and anything in between.
I’m David and I am a self confessed map addict. I graduated in 2013 with a First Class Honours a BSc Geography from University of Reading, and have since furthered experience in GIS analysis, flood data management, software and web development at the National Trust and CH2M, and have recently begun a Mapping and Analysis role in Modelling and Forecasting at the Environment Agency (UK).
I am a passionate follower of the GIS industry, with this interest in maps coming from an early age, and I do my best to follow and experiment with the latest trends in the ever evolving world of geospatial technologies, as it becomes more in-bedded in our day to day lives. Once a paper based tool for geography enthusiasts, politicians, scientists and planners (among many), maps now play an even more major role in the ever growing digital world most of us live in, through geolocation mobile and web apps, as well as in detailed insight from GIS analyses.
I am in the early stages of my geospatial career and there are some fantastic geospatial blogs out there, and I don’t pretend that this blog will match these. However, I hope to provide a different take and source, for both specialists and those with a general interest, in which to share the latest insights and information within the industry, as well as being an opportunity to share some of my own insights and work. Outside of mapping, I enjoy music and playing guitar, particularly XTC, Muse and Coldplay, and enjoy trying to learn code, Dutch and supporting Swindon Town, Manchester United, Lancashire and Wales. I also have a lifetime ambition to write a sitcom, visit every country in Europe and produce a music map…