Meet Amy, a Technical Geospatial Analyst with Ordnance Survey

As Britain’s mapping agency you can’t get more ‘geography’ than OS, and after studying geography for many years, applying to the OS graduate programme was an obvious choice! OS is one of the most established organisations in the UK with trusted reputation, which appealed to me after finishing university.

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Amy Wright

Technical Geospatial Analyst

Ordnance Survey

  • What does your role include?

As a Technical Geospatial Analyst, in the Consultancy Services Team I help manage relationships with OS’ commercial customers which involves having conversations with utility companies from the water, energy and telecoms sectors who buy OS data. I also have some exposure to OS International involving work in the Middle East.

  • What is the best thing about your role?

I love that I get to see such variety in my role, with technical queries, international projects, ongoing development, and building customer relationships.

  • What is one of your favourite projects you’ve had the opportunity to work on?

I was very fortunate to get to work on the Guyana project, in which I was able to work in country for a month. We were a small consultancy OS team working with the Guyana Land and Surveys Commission, helping their GIS department to develop a more efficient process to digitise all their old survey plans from the 1960s! It was interesting work and amazing to experience working abroad in a totally different culture; as well learning new skills and making new connections.

  • What training have you received at OS?

I have been on a 3-day ESRI ArcPy course, FME training, Python and SQL online learning, Scrum Master training and much more unofficial from my teammates. As part of the graduate scheme, you also have access to external professional and personal development which has been extremely beneficial as I adjusted from university to work life. There is a wealth of knowledge to be absorbed every day at OS.

Are you involved in any networks at OS?

I co-lead the Women+ Development Network at OS which helps to empower members to grow, develop and thrive in their careers, by leveraging the opportunities of the Women+ Development Network community at OS. We are an inclusive and supportive group who run regular sessions online and in person. I am also part of OS Runners which is a fun group to join if you like/want to get into running. I am also a Giving Back Ambassador, where I help the Business Centre prepare, run, promote events to raise money for our corporate charity.

  • What makes OS a great place to work?

The people! I love working with such inspirational, talented, and understanding people. OS has been an extremely comfortable place of work.

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