Wayne Shelley

Wayne Shelley

Solutions architect and development and operations lead
BGS Edinburgh


Leading the development of a portfolio of geospatial software development projects on mobile, web and desktop platforms within the Informatics Directorate. Leading BGS DevOps movement – implementing new organisational-wide best-practice, systems, processes and architectures

Wayne Shelley’s Biography

  • 2015 : Solutions Architect / DevOps Lead, British Geological Survey
  • 2011 –2015 : Senior GIS and Mobile Developer, British Geological Survey
  • 2008 –2011 : GIS Programmer, British Geological Survey
  • 2007 –2008 : GIS Scientist, Health and Safety Laboratory
  • 2006 : BSc (First Class Hons), Biology and Physical Geography, Keele University

Research interests

  • Mobile application development
  • DevOps
  • GIS Application Development
  • The Internet of Things
  • Web GIS Development
  • GPS and mobile technologies
  • SIGMA mobile field mapping GIS development




  • DevOps Tools: GitLab (CI/CD), Ansible, Vagrant, VMWare VSphere, Kubenetes, Docker, Icigna2, Prometheus, Hadoop, EFK
  • Project management in software development
  • Systems analysis – understanding the scientific problem, the technical solutions and how best to deliver them.
  • Mobile application development – (iOS – ObjectiveC)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • GIS programming in VB.Net, ArcObjects (ArcGIS), MapBasic (MapInfo)
  • Developing web mapping applications with ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS
  • SIGMA software


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