Find out more about www.gbmaps.com - Andrew Scott, Michael Scott & William Scott from Thornton Dale in North Yorkshire.
GBMaps is a small mapping business located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park in a village called Thornton le Dale. We are a software, cartography and design business supplying customer with bespoke digital mapping products, software, and printed mapping materials across the world. We’ve been in business for 20+ years and have created well over 20,000 bespoke maps in that time.
We started out designing simple location maps for businesses and over the years developed our product range to include bespoke mapping software apps, postcode maps, holiday park maps and anything else mapping related. We’ll take on almost any mapping project however large or small.
We are a team of 3, Andrew, Michael and William working from a purpose-built design studio in Thornton Dale. Using the very latest GIS design hardware(computers) and software we produce highly complex maps and applications as fast and efficiently as possible. Yes we are small but we carry out huge projects quickly and efficiently. Using our own in-house mapping tools(applications) and a few specialist software tools we’ve built up over the years we are able to solve even the most complex mapping and geographical statistical analysis tasks.
That would be me, I started out in the mapping business 20+ years ago after working as a software engineer in the medical and oil/gas industry. I like to get involved in the development of new ideas using software and technology to solve difficult problems in a simple and easy to understand way. I'm not swayed by technology fashions and fads and always strive to complete clients projects to the highest standard, as if they were my own. I’m into design, flying paramotors, my kids, dogs, inventing and anything business related. I try to anticipate and solve problems with software. I’m a hands-on designer and have an astute understanding for what a client needs without much direction.
Michael writing software under the watchful eye of the office cat. It may look like a mess of computers, wires and ‘stuff’ but its an essential part of developing robust software capable of working on multiple platforms and operating systems. He’s outgrown his darkened room and he’s got all the equipment he needs to create wonderful web-based mapping apps for our clients. In his spare time, he plays football in a local league, enjoys climbing and works on his BMX website. He's generally a very tidy person and a stickler for well written code. Michael is also our resident drone pilot and photographer when we need to perform aerial surveys.
William is our in-house ‘creative’. His attention to detail and flare for graphic design are what his clients love about him. He’s patient and remains calm under pressure which is really handy in a busy studio. When he’s in-the-zone designing something his hands glide across the keyboard and mouse like its some sort of musical instrument. He’s recently completed the Lyke Wake Walk with his friends and is looking for his next challenge. Although he has over 3,000 subway points he’s obsessive about keeping fit and spends an hour a day in the gym. He’s into building his Instagram presence with technology photos and looking for the next great idea.