Groundwork GDS is a charity providing mapping and data management services to clients across the UK. As a part of Groundwork London we have delivered projects to Groundwork Trusts and external clients alike. To find out more about the Groundwork federation, please visit the Groundwork website. We specialise in the following areas:
Simple, easy to use and cost-effective business applications hosted in secure cloud environment for small businesses and charities. Developed using Salesforce or Zoho application suite, Groundwork GDS provides professional data management services to run contracts efficiently.
Groundwork GDS has a team of specialist mapping experts and dedicated database consultants and developers. Please see 'Who we are' for full descriptions
Vieri started as a volunteer in Groundwork in 2010 and joined the GIS team in 2013. Holding an MSc in Environmental Sciences he is currently working on completing an MSc in GIS at Kingston University. Thanks to his experiences working with spatial data collection and analysis for various companies such as Google, Vieri has an advanced knowledge of GIS software, geo-data processing, data querying, database and workflows design. Proficient in cloud database platforms such as Zoho and Salesforce, he is currently developing customised applications and CRMs for managing various Groundwork projects.
Thomas leads Groundwork’s specialist mapping (GIS) and data management services. Thomas holds Masters and PhD in Geophysics and following a career in academic research in Europe and India, joined Groundwork in 2008. Thomas is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and Chartered Geographer (GIS) and specialises in developing bespoke geospatial analytical tools integrating sociodemographic information with client's legacy data. As a consultant, he leads number of strategically important projects for Groundwork London- redevelopment of Mayor of London's crime and safety database (SafeStats); customer engagement and reporting system for the multi-million £ Thames Water Progressive Metering Programme. Areas of interest: Data integration and geospatial analysis for crime and safety; Real time data capture & Analytics; ArcGIS Enterprise; Social Impact Mapping; Salesforce based Customer Engagement Systems
Tom moved to Groundwork in December 2016 after five years in IT managed services and support in the private sector. Tom's focus is on the Thames Water Progressive Metering Programme, providing data management, database support, dataflow maintenance, remote user support, cloud database support (Zoho platform), and reporting. He also provides many of these services and support for teams and projects within Groundwork London. In his native Australia Tom earned a Bachelor's degree in Music & Media Studies, and by night is an avid rock musician.
Erik joined Groundwork London in August 2019. Prior to this he spent three years working in international development with various project management capabilities. Proficient in GIS software and spatial analysis he is currently working with different Groundwork projects in the areas of mapping, analysis and data management. He also supports the implementation of CRM applications with the GIS team. Erik holds a MSc in Geography from Stockholm University as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Science.
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Groundwork GDS is part of Groundwork London