By Alex Matthews

Natural Resources Wales - Landmap Update

A national project for the Welsh Government under Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The Landmap a tool to help sustainable decision-making and natural resource planning at a range of levels from local to national whilst ensuring transparency in decision-making

A national project for the Welsh Government under Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The client wanted to replace a legacy VB6 and SQL Server database backend application with a web application equivalent that would support spreadsheet-like editing of Landmap survey data. The application was to support SQL view access to the shape data for use with mapping tools such as Arc view and MapInfo and have a HTML report for each survey. A recent update this year was an additional request to fully integrate Shape data into the SQL Server database* and support Google maps integration with survey area overlays

"I have worked with Alex in a client-contractor relationship for several years.

I have always found Alex to be very polite, helpful, timely, and expert in the technical matters that we require in our support contract.

It’s reassuring to us that Alex responds quickly to our emails... as this puts us, as clients, at ease, knowing the matter is in hand.

Alex thinks very carefully about our requirements and makes helpful suggestions proactively. This is much appreciated as I do not always have his technical knowledge about what would work best, or what the options or logistics are"

- John Briggs, Specialist Advisor: Landscape - Natural Resources Wales

Key Features

  • 1. Spatial data management
  • 2. Inline spreadsheet-like cell editing
  • 3. Customisable data definitions with editable standards for data collection
  • 4. Dynamic report generation
  • 5. Google Maps integration
  • 6. Arc view and MapInfo integration


  • 1. PHP
  • 2. SQL Server
  • 3. Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services


  • 1. DataTables & Editor
  • 2. jQuery


  • Project Manager - Alex Matthews
  • Systems Architect - Alex Matthews
  • Testers - Alex Matthews
  • Developers - Alex Matthews

Sole Architect

* Whilst under contract with SmartData UK Ltd

* Database schema existed from an earlier version 1

* Additional support was undertaken by Simon Hulse

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Note: Any visible contact details are for demonstration purposes only

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