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Meet the Team

Craig Godwin
Managing Director

Craig has over 30 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 has 3 daughters and 4 grand-children plus a dog.  He enjoys wildlife helping out at the local nature reserve and 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 was the GIS Officer for Trafford Housing Trust and before joining Trafford he spent 8 years as the GIS Administrator for Cheshire Police where he successfully managed and implemented a corporate GIS and delivered a CCTV mapping project which attracted national media attention. In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Vicky Jones
Production Coordinator

Vicky joined ODC in 2018 and since when, she has worked her way up to now managing all production projects. In this role she is responsible for Managed Services and Data Capture projects in ensuring our clients get what they expect and more. Vicky is based in the north of Scotland where she enjoys taking her dog on walks along the beach on her lunch breaks. Vicky is currently on Maternity Leave having had a baby boy just prior to Christmas.

Juliana Carvey
Senior GIS Officer

Juliana moved from London where she worked in London Borough Tower Hamlets Council as a GIS Case Officer, responsible for investigating boundary and landlord disputes using ARCGIS as the core GIS software platform, and making decisions regarding officially naming and numbering properties, liaising directly with Landlords and business owners, whilst adhering to the formal legal process. Juliana joined ODC as GIS Data Capture Operator 9 years ago. She has worked on more than 50 projects as a Data Capture Operator.   In her spare time Juliana enjoys exploring the local areas, sailing, getting involved in eco-build courses.

Marie-Claire Crothers
Senior GIS Officer

Marie-Claire is a Geography graduate with a background in Education. On moving back to Northern Ireland from Liverpool, she stepped away from teaching and made a move into GIS which she loved studying at University. Marie-Claire has worked in the GIS industry since 2018, working on land capture projects for local councils and more recently working on GIS records for Utilities companies.   Based in sunny Bangor in Northern Ireland, in her spare time she likes to go surfing on the North Coast and go on lots of walkies with her Old English Sheepdog, Murphy.  

Laura Edwards
Senior GIS Officer

Laura joined ODC in November 2020 with 5 years-experience in GIS. Before joining ODC she worked within CYIENT as a Team Leader carrying out work for the Rural Payments Agency. Laura gained a M-Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Bangor, where in her 4th year she stumbled upon GIS and has been working with it ever since.   She is a keen baker and enjoys making cakes for family, friends and work colleagues.

Aidan Daniels
GIS Officer

Aidan graduated from Cranfield with an MSc in Geographical Information Systems after retraining in a field of interest having previously worked within the BMW manufacturing group.   He joined ODC in early 2020 and carries out various tasks including Quality Assurance and Capture.  Aidan enjoys being part of a team, he is methodical in approach to problems with focus on process improvement and sustainable solutions.   Aidan enjoys the outdoors and is a keen cyclist and has a family with two children and two dogs.