David Caplin

Geographical Information Systems, Coding,
Agriculture, Conservation

About Me

Land cover change

David Caplin

  • BSc International Wildlife Biology
  • Msc Conservation and Geographical Information Systems
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training)
  • Google Educator

I'm David Caplin, a GIS specialist at LC Ecological Services.
I was previously a lecturer at Bridgend College, in the department of Agriculture and Conservation and farm manager at Glasshouse College. I taught a variety of Agriculture and Conservation topics including Soil Science, Crop Production, Freshwater Ecology, Coastal Management, and Geographical Information Systems.
Aside from the day to day ecology and GIS work, I am available to run GIS related trainings, as well as provide bespoke GIS solutions.


I am able to provide a wide range of digital mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) consultancy services and trainings to your organisation or volunteer group.

Some recent trainings:

  • Gwent Wildlife Trust
  • Bridgend College
  • Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
  • Acer Ecology
Contact me to discuss any training or staff development needs you may have.

GIS and Agricultural Solutions

Examples of solutions I have provided:
  • Mobile Surveying Apps
  • PostGIS database deployment
  • Web Mapping and Web Feature Services deployment (WMS, WFS) through Geoserver
  • Farm Management Software
  • EID Tag readers for livestock (Sheep and cattle) and stock management application
  • Farm deployed LoRa sensors
    • Weather Station
    • LoRa Water Meter
    • LoRa Compost, soil and wood chip heap temperature sensors
    • LoRa Power Loss Alarm
    • SMS Egg recorder (record egg yields via SMS)
  • Maintenance and upgrade of farm electronics (Weigh crates, rising plate meters etc)