GIS & Digital Mapping Solutions: The Value of Where ®
MAPMAN: Esri Partner Network Silver & ArcGIS Online Specialty
Peter Wain
Chartered Geographer CGeog (GIS)
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Fellow
Association for Geographic Information Member
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GIS & Digital Mapping Solutions
MAPMAN The Value of Where


MAPMAN LTD provides Geographical Information System and digital mapping consultancy services and solutions, enabling our customers to unlock The Value of Where ®.
Where: The Forgotten 'W'

Geography can provide a where to the who, what, why and when.
Location, location, location: everything happens somewhere!
Organisations invest significant amounts of money on data, much of which is geospatial data, and to increase the value of this investment requires a Strategy and a System to support it.
Location Strategy
Location Strategy
Data-driven organisations understand information, and this understanding lives in the data. This is data you already have in your business systems (e.g. CRMs), your head, spreadsheets, documents, images, and more. All of this data has one thing in common – location.
A Location Strategy is required to manage this data and derive understanding.
Business value: gather, visualise and analyse data, bringing the purpose of GIS - to deliver actionable information - into the forefront.
Geographical Information System
Managing data in a structured, organised manner is what a GIS does well. Managing your location data enables you to leverage the value of this data. This is done by insuring your teams and their clients have the most accurate and timely data in their hands.
GIS enables organisations gain deeper insight into key geospatial business data (Land, People and Property) using location analytics.
GIS mapping software helps you understand and visualize data to make decisions based on the best information and analysis.
MAPMAN specialises in Esri's ArcGIS Platform - the world's leading provider of GIS - via the Esri Partner Network.
Land People Property
MAPMAN is part of the Triage Group, and is delighted to work with key best-in-class geospatial partners:
  • Esri and Esri UK
  • Environment Systems
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Cranfield University
  • WineGB
  • aWhere
  • Landmark Information Group
  • DigitalGlobe
  • emapsite
  • Getmapping
  • Geographers' A-Z Map Company
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In turn, this market-leading GIS capability along with MAPMAN's experience, energy and drive is available to your organisation.
MAPMAN Services
FarmView delivers data-driven location intelligence to identify the ‘highest and best use’ of land - at a field, farm, region or country level. It is being used by vineyards and top fruit growers to identify suitable sites, and land agents to unlock the value of land.

We help our clients see and use data in new ways. Using Esri’s ArcGIS platform, our customers and users – farmers, growers, agronomists, land agents, banks, investors, development agencies, governments and government agencies, R&D and academia – are able to visualise, interpret, understand, analyse and leverage a multiplexity of data. We call this The Value of Where ®.

See the FarmView website for more information. Download a PDF Case Study on our work with Strutt & Parker, or download a PDF of the feature article from a recent Esri UK ThinkGIS article here.
MAPMAN Services
UK Vineyard Surveys

MAPMAN partners with WineGB to power the UK Vineyard Surveys covering the key growing stages of the viticulture season: Bud Burst, Frost Damage, Flowering, Véraison and Harvest.

Geo-enabled surveys enable WineGB to crowdsource information from the UK's 900+ vineyards. Results are published in real-time to a series of interactive dashboards - view in full screen for best experience.

MAPMAN is proud to be a WineGB Silver Patron and Associate Member. We also sponsor and support the Sustainable WineGB Scheme which secures environmental sustainability at the heart of the UK wine production industry.

Mapman Ltd Sustainable Wines of Great Britiain SWGB Scheme

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Making SENCE: Natural Capital & Nature-Based Solutions
MAPMAN partners with Environment Systems to provide the SENCE tool - Spatial Evidence for Natural Capital Evaluation. SENCE creates a habitat asset register, and identifies and evaluates opportunities for natural capital and biodiversity enet gain, incorporating ecological networks and ecosystem services (nature-based solutions).

This market-leading tool has been applied in over 50 projects across the world ranging in scale from farms and estates, through landscapes (e.g. Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty), and even to country level (e.g. WINS - Welsh Information for Nature-Based Solutions).

Our latest work with SENCE supports the Sustainable WineGB Scheme which secures environmental sustainability at the heart of the UK wine production industry.

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Habitat Survey & Landcover Change
MAPMAN specialises in Habitat Surveys and Landcover Change Analysis.

HabitatSurvey.com describes MAPMAN's involvement in the award winning Kent Habitat Survey which used a mixture of aerial photograph interpretation (API) and detailed field surveys to map over 3 million habitat parcels.

GIS datasets from the Kent Habitat Surveys and Landcover Surveys were used to create the Kent Landscape Information System showing information about Kent's biodiversity and landscapes - an online resource primarily aimed at landowners, farm advisors and those involved in land use planning: KLIS map.

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Farm & Estate Maps
MAPMAN provides a bureau mapping service to land and property specialists, including land/estate agents and farm/estate managers, geo-enabling their rural professional services.

Accurate and current Ordnance Survey and Land Registry data is used to produce detailed farm and estate maps including:
  • land registration and ownership boundaries (title plans and numbers)
  • field names and other feature annotation (e.g. land use classification)
  • field parcel numbers (RPA)
  • areas, perimeters and boundary lengths
  • aerial, satellite and drone imagery
Maps can be enriched with data sourced from third parties including Canal and River Trust, Defra, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Historic England, Rural Payments Agency and Natural England.

This data can be overlaid and used to analyse:
  • agricultural subsidies and environmental schemes and payments
  • environmental constraints
  • easements and wayleaves
  • property management
  • agricultural tenancies
  • agricultural land classifications
  • sporting
  • rights of way
  • forestry and woodland management
Printed, PDF and digital map outputs are available.
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MAPMAN created Cadastre, a geo-enabled register of the ownership and extent of land and property in England & Wales, providing authoritative, accurate and up-to-date Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry data.

Available in both SaaS or DaaS subscription models, consume Cadastre within a web browser or your organisation's own GIS (desktop or web), to visualise, query, filter, analyse and report.

HM Land Registry data from the National Polygon Service provide Title Plan boundaries with Title No, Tenure (Freehold/Leasehold), Registered Dates, UPRNs, Flood Risk and other information. Full details are provided for Commercial & Corporate property including Proprietor Name and Address.
Cadastre: The Value of Where®
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School & University Dashboards

MAPMAN provides interactive dashboards for schools and universities showing the countries of origin of their current students and/or former students and staff. Filters enable viewers to drill-down further providing details of year group, gender, day/boarders and country/continent.

Dashboards help to visulaise a school's global reach which supports marketing and recruitment campaigns. They also provide a unique (and fun!) tool for engaging with alumni. Explore Ashford School's Current Students and Alumni dashboards.

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MAPMAN can help your organisation coordinate your field workforce.

Workforce enables a common view in the field and the office. Get the right worker to the right place with the right tools to do the right job. Use the web app in the office to create and assign work to mobile workers, who use the mobile app to work through their personal To Do list.

Workforce is designed to help you reduce errors, boost productivity and save money.
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MAPMAN can help your organisation replace unreliable paper-based data collection with a trustworthy digital solution that fits the needs of diverse environments.

Survey123 is a simple and intuitive form-centric data gathering solution that makes creating, sharing, and analyzing surveys possible in just three easy steps:

1. Ask Questions
Quickly design powerful surveys and publish them into ArcGIS.

2. Get the Answers
Capture and record answers easily via web and mobile devices, in any environment and with minimal training.

3. Make Better Decisions
Analyze answers in real-time to support decision-making.
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App Gallery
A selection of publically viewable apps developed by MAPMAN.

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MAPMAN Services
GIS consultancy and support services delivered on a contract or day-rate basis. MAPMAN provides organisations with GIS Reviews/Health Checks, support with creating a business case, procurement, implementation and system maintenance/support. See Services or contact MAPMAN to find out more.
Launch Packages
Launch Packages designed to accelerate implementations and ensure clients are successful with the roll-out of their ArcGIS Online subscriptions.
App Development
Secure, scalable, responsive, state-of-the-art cloud hosted web and mobile GIS solutions built on Esri's ArcGIS Platform. Designed to work on all devices - PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones - and on iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. Simply embed into your own website and geo-enable your business processes. See Apps to find out more.
Location Strategy Support
Get the 'location advantage', become a data-driven organisation, and quickly deliver business benefits to maximise the return on your GIS investment. MAPMAN can help your organisation unlock The Value of Where ®Read more.
Requirements Gathering: MAPMAN will engage, understand your business problem and create an agreed SMART - specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time-based - Statement of Requirements.
Design & Create
Release Management: MAPMAN will build, deploy, test, and based on feedback, continuously improve the solution.
Project Close: MAPMAN will handover the solution and provide agreed support and maintenance.
Solution 'Go Live'!
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MAPMAN Services
GIS Consultancy
'Rent-a-Tech' consultancy and 'Embedded Specialist' services.
  • Location Strategy
  • Business Case
  • Solution Design
  • Best Practice Guidance
  • GIS Service Review, Development & Support
  • GIS Service Management
App Development
Web-map and geo-enabled mobile data collection solutions.
  • Interactive web-maps & apps - secure, scalable, resilient & responsive
  • Easy to embed in your organisation's website and business processes
  • Mobile & web data collection apps
  • Anyone - Anywhere - Anytime - Any device
Farm & Estate Maps
High quality detailed mapping of farms and estates.
  • Authoritative, accurate & up-to-date Ordnance Survey data
  • Current Land Title & Tenure data from HM Land Registry
  • Field names, Rural Payments Agency parcel numbers & acreage annotation
  • Third party sourced data: Natural England, Environment Agency, Defra & others
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Beyond showing your data on a map, ArcGIS Pro gives you the power to manage your data, perform advanced analysis, model and automate workflows, and display your results on professional-quality maps.
ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform. Make and share beautiful maps, and do everything in between. It's designed for anyone, anywhere, at anytime, on any device.
Real-time GIS connects maps, apps, data, and people so you can make smarter, faster decisions. It gives everyone in your organization the ability to discover, use, make, and share maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. Find out more.
Solution Design
MAPMAN is an experienced technical design authority specialising in Esri's ArcGIS Platform providing end-to-end solutions to business problems.
Curriculum Vitae
Peter Wain is Founder, Director and GIS Consultant at MAPMAN LTD.
Peter is an experienced GIS Manager having implemented and managed enterprise GIS solutions, infrastructure and staff in a number of organisations. He is an award winning Esri ArcGIS Platform specialist (desktop, server, web and mobile).
He was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya to an English father and Australian mother.
Download Peter's CV in .pdf format and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Alex Cornwallis
Alex Cornwallis:
Director @ BTF Partnership
A high quality service with fantastic mapping ability. Pete was able to provide us with exactly what we required for some high end property sales brochures which our clients were thoroughly impressed with. Quick, easy to deal with and efficient.
20th November 2018.
Christine Lyons
Christine Lyons:
Head of Planning @ Hertsmere Borough Council
Excellent work from Peter. Providing Hertsmere with excellent direction and support. The recommendations we received provided options for the Council as a whole.
14th November 2018.
Karen Berry
Karen Berry:
Founder & Director @ Bamberry Consulting
Peter successfully completed a GIS review for the London Borough of Hillingdon and produced a well thought out and comprehensive report offering a number of solutions designed to enhance their service. He was hand-picked for the assignment because of his in-depth knowledge and experience of GIS and digital mapping, particularly in the public sector. He is a true professional and delivered the project ahead of time and I would not hesitate to recommend Peter for any GIS and digital mapping projects for business and for our public sector clients.
17th October 2018.
Alison Dray
Alison Dray:
Highways Asset Manager @ Wokingham Borough Council
Peter prepared a web-enabled consultation for Traffic Regulation Orders using mapping which delivered an easy consultation process and a better service for our customers. Working with Peter was an ideal professional experience. He is an excellent listener, who understood our business needs and offered solutions that enhanced our service. He delivered on time and budget whilst adding value along the way with his collaborative and technically sound approach.
3rd May 2017.
Rebecca Bird
Rebecca Bird:
Planner @ Wokingham Borough Council
Pete created four Story Maps for Wokingham Borough Council which have fundamentally changed the way residents, developers, council officers, borough councilors, and town and parish councils access information about Wokingham's four strategic development sites. Pete went above and beyond what was originally agreed, as our data needed quite a bit more work than we first thought. He helped us design the maps in such a way that they allow viewers with little prior knowledge to easily understand what is happening on each of the development sites, while also providing enough detailed information to satisfy the more informed viewers. Pete was efficient and professional throughout the project and was frankly great to work with!
12th April 2017.
Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes:
Consultant @ NCC Group
I recently worked in collaboration with Peter to review the viability of corporate mapping options for a client and found Peter to be a highly professional and pragmatic consultant. Peter’s in-depth, practical experience and knowledge of the GIS and digital mapping ‘world’ enabled us to effectively derive a set options that were business-focused, strategic and robust. The client was able to objectively select their preferred option from those presented and are now, with Peter’s support, in the process of implementing the selected option. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter for any work that focused on GIS and digital mapping for business.
11th March 2017.
Fiona Penny
Fiona Penny:
Owner & Director @ Fiona Penny Bespoke Home Finders
Peter is extremely professional and listened carefully to our feedback. He has some innovative ideas and is able to relate these ideas to different business models. The Cranbrook School Catchment Area app which he developed for us is a fantastic tool which is proving to be very well received and it helps to differentiate us. I would not hesitate in recommending Peter to anyone else who requires his expert digital mapping input.
31st January 2017.
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor:
Director @ Mid Kent Services
Peter’s strategic insight and knowledge of GIS is first class. I have worked with him over a number of years directly and in partnerships across Kent and he has always impressed me with the way he helps and supports others. He has strong values and high standards and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
24th August 2016.
Neil Rennie
Neil Rennie:
Strategic Sales Manager @ Getmapping
I have dealt with Pete for many years, initially with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and latterly through Kent County Council. Pete was always forward thinking and a great champion in engaging & motivating other Districts to take part in Consortium purchases, which is no mean feat. I can honestly say that they probably wouldn’t have happened without him. He was always very personable and amiable to deal with and would be a great asset to anyone.
18th July 2016.
Amara McKay
Amara McKay:
Group Finance Coordinator @ Town & Country Housing Group
When Town & Country Housing Group were looking to purchase a Geographical Information System, Peter played an integral part in helping select the most appropriate system for the Group's requirements. His patience seems to know no boundaries as I sent endless queries. Without the support from Peter, TCHG would still be in the investigation stages instead of on the verge of making a procurement. Thank you Peter.
6th July 2016.
Dr. Ed Wallington
Dr. Ed Wallington:
Health & Social Care Lead @ Esri UK
I have worked with Pete for a number of years in the health & social care sector relating to geographic information and systems. Pete is a pleasure to work with and a big asset to Kent CC. Pete knows GIS and how the tools can be applied to leverage benefits and generate greater insights for informed decision making. Pete always knows who to talk to and his communication style is impeccable. A very valued colleague to work with.
6th July 2016.
William Benson
William Benson:
Chief Executive @ Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Pete led our GIS services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and more widely across a number of authorities in Kent. A strategic thinker, Pete was passionate about sharing and exploiting data for the benefit of citizens and public service providers alike and about harnessing the power of data to transform services.
22nd June 2016.
Richmond Crowhurst
Richmond Crowhurst:
Senior Account Manager @ Landmark Solutions
Pete is one of the most engaging, motivated and switched on individuals I’ve ever come across during my many years working with local and central government. With a wide ranging knowledge of GI, web and networks, he was able to assist us – at Landmark – in building a Web Mapping Service that not only fitted the needs of Kent County Council, their districts and schools but one that we could apply across the whole sector. I'd be delighted to work with Pete again and hope to do so in the near future.
20th June 2016.
Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry:
ICT Business Development Manager @ Kent County Council
Pete's genuine passion for creating transformational business solutions through the use of GIS makes him a persuasive influencer within the organisation. Pete combines subject-matter expertise with personal charm. He is a great communicator and able to share his vision so that senior stakeholders can see how GIS can provide business value.
16th June 2016.
Val Green
Val Green:
Head of Organisational Development @ Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Peter is an inspirational manager who has a rare combination of excellent technical skills and real innovation. He is always positive and focuses on solutions rather than problems. He was an absolute pleasure to work with.
1st June 2016.
Craig Hayes
Craig Hayes:
Customer Success Manager @ Esri UK
I have worked with Peter for a number of years developing GIS value propositions for Kent. His enthusiasm for GIS, ability to communicate business value and extensive experience in the application of GIS is second to none.
31st May 2016.
Ian Hirst
Ian Hirst:
Head of Digital Services & Transformation @ Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Peter established himself as an innovative pioneer in the use of GIS across the organisation, recognising its potential to transform business processes and improve productivity and efficiency. Peter has given this organisation a class leading platform upon which to continue our transformational work. His drive to develop partnerships in GIS led to the creation of KentGIS and opened up further opportunities to share best practice and innovation. I recommend Peter as a positive force for change, capable of taking on the biggest challenges and delivering on objectives.
24th May 2016.