Short Biography

Christopher Wesson is a Cartographic Design Consultant at Ordnance Survey with a keen interest in partnering modern technologies with Ordnance Survey’s long tradition of excellence in cartographic design.

A graduate of King Henry VIII School in Coventry, Christopher secured short term employment at both Capita and Arup, where he gained valuable experience in engineering, before going on to further education.

At the University of Southampton, he became a Bachelor of Science studying at the National Oceanography Centre, a top-five-worldwide centre of excellence, before becoming a Master of Science in the Social Sciences combining the modules of Accounting and Finance with those of the AMBA-accredited MBA programme.

Following his second graduation, Christopher left university and in March 2004 joined Ordnance Survey as a Trainee Cartographer before becoming a Cartographer, working on products including Landplan and OS Explorer Map.

The development of a Cartographic Design and Development team gave him the opportunity to move from Production and Maintenance into Product Development and Engineering. Within this environment, Christopher works as part of a small team performing a key role for the organisation, as the authority for cartographic design and development and engaging with internal and external audiences to promote and communicate the value of cartography.

Recently he has helped create the organisation’s mutli-resolution database putting significant input into both the generalisation processes and the automated cartographic production processes.




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