Mrs Nikki Smith

Mrs Nikki Smith

GIS specialist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 286

E-mail Mrs Nikki Smith


  •  2000 – ongoing : GIS Specialist, British Geological Survey
  •  1998 –2000 : GIS Analyst, Robertson Research International Ltd
  •  1995 : MSc University of Aberdeen, Environmental Remote Sensing
  •  1995 –1996 : Research Assistant, Transport Research Laboratory
  •  1994 : BSc (Hons) Kingston University, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2015 – ongoing : Project leader for BGS Generic Digital Workflow
  •  2014 – ongoing : Historic Environment Scotland - lead GIS software developer for data capture and storage systems project
  •  2013 – ongoing : Project Leader for BGS:SIGMA digital data capture systems
  •  2000 – ongoing : Software developer: BGS:SIGMA, Geovisionary link tools, custom digital data capture systems

Research interests

  • Development of custom data capture solutions.
  • Use of GIS and webGIS to assist in Carbon Capture and Storage research.


  • Customisation of GIS applications using ArcObjects
  • Design and customisation of web-based GIS applications using ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server
  • Development of relational databases such as MS Access
  • GIS desktop application development using ArcGIS
  • Programming using Visual Basic for Applications, VB .NET and Javascript

Published outputs

Key papers

Thomas Vangkilde–Pedersen, Karen Lyng Anthonsen, Nikki Smith, Karen Kirk, Filip neele, Bert van der Meer, Yann Le Gallo, Dan Bossie–Codreanu, Adam Wojcicki, Yves-Michel Le Nindre, Chris Hendriks, Finn Dalhoff, Niels Peter Christensen 2009 Assessing European capacity for geological storage of carbon dioxide–the EU GeoCapacity project. Energy Procedia, Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2009, Pages 2663-2670

Péter Scholtz, György Falus, Georgi Georgiev, Bruno Saftic, Bogdan Goricnik, Vit Hladik, Michael Larsen, Niels Peter Christensen, Michelle Bentham, Nikki Smith, Adam Wojcicki, Constantin Stefan Sava, Julia Kotulova, Ludovit Kucharic, Marjeta Car. 2006 Integration of CO2 emission and geological storage data from Eastern Europe – CASTOR WP 1.2. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-8)

Jordan, C.J., Bee, E. J.,  Smith, N.A., Lawley, R.S., Ford, J., Howard, A. and Laxton, J. L., 2005 – The Development of a Digital Field Data Collection system to fulfil the British Geological Survey mapping requirements. GIS and Spatial Analysis 2005 Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG) Toronto, Canada

Jordan, C. J., Bee, E. J and Smith, N. A 2004 - A British Geological Survey Initiative to capture complex digital data in the field. GIS in Geology Conference Proceedings, Moscow.

SMITH, N, KEPPEL, F, & HOLLOWAY, S 2003 GESTCO GIS and DSS – A GIS solution to assist with decision making for the geological storage of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion. Geologija 46/2, 425 - 428, Ljubljana

SMITH,N, PASSMORE, J, JORDAN, C, & O'CONNOR, E, 2002 Appropriate technology for low cost geological mapping. GIS Development, Vol. 6, Issue 5 40-42