Roland Martin [Arup]

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Senior GIS Consultant


Walking, cycling, ancient British TV, dull/pretentious foreign films and electronic music. Synths and stuff. I've got a MicroKorg but also some pretty rare and unusual things including a theremin which doesn't work. I also love aimless travel and learning languages (currently French and German, a bit of Spanish, and right now I'm failing abysmally to learn Mandarin).


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1 year 11 months


I'm a GIS specialist in Arup's Los Angeles office, with experience in a wide range of areas of GIS, including rail alignment analysis, acoustic modelling, and data management for infrastructure projects.

I've been using open and closed source technologies for the best part of a decade - my current tools of choice are Leaflet, PostGIS, and Tilestache, and I'm a heavy FME user too.

I've presented on flood mapping, data management for environmental modelling, high speed rail, and other topics at the Esri EMEA User Conference 2008, the Esri User Conference 2012, FME user groups in 2009 and 2012, and the FME User Conference in 2008 and 2014.