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About Parthian Systems

Parthian Systems is a Sole Trader company owned by Stuart McMartin. I have worked for 15 years in the Defence industry mainly creating maps for Avionic systems (think Tom-Tom for a fast jet or helicopter). I've studied on a Continuing Professional Development programme at The University of Edinburgh on their MSc in Geographic Information Science course. I qualified through the MSc and Open University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry.

I'm primarily interested in developing websites and the design and development of online map applications.


About Me

I'm very active in local community volunteering. I'm currently Treasurer of The Friends of Kinneil, and Treasurer of the Bo'ness Networking Group - Bonet.

I also help out as a volunteer promotor of the Bo'ness Hippodrome Cinema, Scotland's oldest custom built cinema. Plans are ongoing for the 2019 Silent Cinema Festival at the Bo'ness Hippodrome.


About GIS

Geographic Information Systems (Science) is concerned in the location aspects of data.

Data can be about things or people and how they relate. GIS may result in the creation of maps to enable people to find things that interest them or it may be a tool to analyse data to gain knowledge about a particular phenomenon.

Examples might include:- where should a new school be built, what should the catchment areas be. What location will be suitable for housing: is the land a flood plain; was there pollution creating source on the site in the past; which ground is most suitable for building on.

Learn more about GIS on the wikipedia website.


Qualifications in GIS and Computing

The University of Edinburgh - GeoSciences

Geographic Information Science: Grade Merit: Continuing Professional Development 
Studied: Distributed GIS (Web page GIS); Spatial Analysis; Spatial Modelling; GIS in the Field (Survey Tools and Techniques)

Assessed for Post Graduate Diploma in Computing
Environmental Modelling
Advanced Spatial Database Methods
GeoInformatics (Semantic Web)
GIS and Health

The Open University

Post Graduate Diploma: Computing for Commerce and Industry: Grade Merit

Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Computing using OU units and units from The University of Edinburgh Geographic Information Science course.

OU Modules
Software Engineering
User Interface Design
Object Oriented Software Development
Implementation of New Technology


Why Parthian?

Parthian Archer

A Parthian Archer in the process of firing a 'Parthian Shot' later evolving into the phrase 'Parting Shot'. Parthian horse archers were famed for their ability to fire directly behind them. A tactic often used when feigning retreat thus inducing their enemies to break ranks and charge. The lowered shield wall made them more vulnerable to arrows.

Other famous Parting Shots include - "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn".


Please refer to my LinkedIn profile in a handy PDF format.


Contact Parthian Systems

Stuart McMartin
8 Carriden View
m: 0779 325 1376

Stuart McMartin Trading As Parthian Systems - Web and Mapping Developer © Parthian Systems 2008-2019. All Rights Reserved.


phonem: 0779 325 1376


Based in Bo'ness, Falkirk, Central Scotland.
Serving customers throughout the UK.

Web Design and Development.

Geographic Information Systems
Web Map Designer

MODx - Content Management System
Django Web Development Framework
Wordpress Websites
Vue Frontend Framework
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