Parthian Systems is a Freelance Web Development company run 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.
Operating as a Sole Trader, I'm primarily interested in developing websites and the design and development of online map applications. I'm based in Bo'ness, Falkirk, Central Scotland but serve clients throughout the UK.
I also help out as a volunteer promoter of the Bo'ness Hippodrome Cinema, Scotland's oldest custom built cinema.
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 a pollution creating source on the site in the past; which ground is most suitable for building on etc.
Learn more about GIS on the wikipedia website.
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
Advanced Spatial Database Methods
GeoInformatics (Semantic Web)
GIS and Health
Post Graduate Diploma: Computing for Commerce and Industry.
Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Computing using OU units and units from The University of Edinburgh Geographic Information Science course.
User Interface Design
Object Oriented Software Development
Implementation of New Technology
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.
Based in Bo'ness, Falkirk, Central Scotland.
Serving customers throughout the UK.
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