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Management Team

Craig Godwin
Managing Director

Craig has 28 years’ experience in the GIS industry. Initially working in local government before moving into the private sector and finally starting ODC in 1994. A driven individual with great communication and project management skills, personally managing surplus of 50 data capture projects for both local government and housing management clients. Under his leadership ODC is now acknowledged as the most respected GIS services organisation in the Housing and Local Government industries.

Alan Smith
Sales Manager

Alan has extensive experience in cartography having started out over 40 years ago with the MOD. Prior to establishing Global Mapping in January 2002 he spent 23 years in the private sector. He has worked with Craig for the past 20 years both sharing the same ideals aiming for the best quality with projects and customer service.

Alan is Chair of Brackley Wildlife Trust Group and enjoys helping out at the local reserve. He plays walking football allowing him to relive his youth but at a realistic pace!  

Rick Thompson
Director of Operations

Rick joined ODC in January 2017 with 15 years experience in the GIS industry. For the previous 3 years Rick spent his time as the GIS Officer for Trafford Housing Trust. Prior to Rick joining Trafford he spent 8 years as the GIS Adminstrator for Cheshire Police where he successfully managed and implemented a corporate GIS and delivered a CCTV mapping project which acclaimed national media attention.

In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children.