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Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is an experienced and independent GIS consultant and registered PRINCE2 practitioner. He began his career in local government, firstly as a civil engineer and then as an IT business manager for land and property-based services. A growing involvement with geographic information led him into a role as GIS Consultant with ICL Fujitsu. He is now a Director of Salford GIS Limited – a company that he helped form 14 years ago.

Working with Ordnance Survey data has been an integral part of Chris’s projects from his early days in engineering and surveying through to his current role as a GIS professional. Now with over 25 years experience in justifying, specifying, procuring, implementing and managing GIS and property-based systems, Chris has an extensive working knowledge of processes and data flows across a wide range of public and private sector business functions. He has carried out numerous strategic reviews related to the use and management of geographic information to ensure that benefits are maximised.

Chris has a particular interest in GIS data quality and data management. Through all his projects, he endeavours to apply a practical, no-nonsense approach. He is keen to educate and engage senior managers and to encourage user involvement at all times. Chris can be contacted at chris@salford-gis.co.uk.

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