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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 then starting ODC in 1994. A driven individual with great communication / project management skills and a passion for perfection. Under his leadership ODC is acknowledged as the most respected GIS services organisation in the Housing and Local Government industries.   Away from work Craig enjoys Skiing, Scuba Diving, Charity work and is Squire of Bampton Traditional Morris.  

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 joined ODC as a GIS Data Capture Operator 9 years ago. Over the years she has worked on more than 50 projects and has developed into the companies most senior GIS Officer, leading on projects and dealing with the more complex tasks. Juliana previously worked for the London Borough Tower Hamlets Council as a GIS Case Officer, responsible for investigating boundary and landlord disputes, making decisions regarding officially naming and numbering properties, liaising directly with Landlords / business owners, whilst adhering to the formal legal process. In her spare time Juliana enjoys exploring the local areas, sailing, getting involved in eco-build courses

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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
Senior 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.  

Julia Graves
Senior GIS Officer

After graduating with a degree in Geography, Julia began her GIS career as a Data Enhancement Editor at Ordnance Survey. She then moved to London and worked as a Geospatial Analyst for the Civil Service for 4 years. Julia joined ODC after her dream backpacking trip around South East Asia. When she is not working you will find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, at music concerts or listening to her ever expanding vinyl collection.

Laura Godwin
Senior GIS Officer

Laura started working for ODC during school summer holidays at the age of 15, carrying out administrative roles. After studying both Geography and Computing at A Level, she then progressed to a Junior Programming role. Since 2019 Laura has been working as a GIS Officer full time after getting an English Literature degree from Reading University.   Outside of work Laura enjoys baking, skiing with family and socialising with friends.