Simon Dunn

Simon Dunn staff profileMapping & Geodata Manager


Tel:+44 (0) 300 067 4092

620 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane,
BS31 1DX

Simon Dunn joined the Forestry Commission in 2006 as Mapping Officer in the Mapping & Geographic Information Unit (now Mapping & Geodata).  Previously he worked for the Rural Development Service (Defra) for 5 years.  He completed his BSc in Geophysics from Leicester University in 2001.   In 2009 he became the Mapping & Geodata Manager for England & Wales.

Current role

Mapping & Geodata Manager (England)

  • To manage the staff, work and resources for the Mapping & Geodata Unit for England, based at Bristol.
  • To provide a quality mapping & GIS service to meet agreed targets and standards as set out in the M&G business plan and in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Balance the demands of customer requests with resources available. 

Current programmes

  • Estates Support – Maintenance of Deed Management System,   Casework Mapping,  Land Registration data
  • Grants & Regulations – Manage the service providing mapping support for grants schemes & felling licences.   
  • Loading of new and updated datasets on the Spatial Data Repository (SDR) and mapping browsers.
  • Plant Health - Maintenance of a plant health inventory and publishing datasets on