North Arrow Research is led by Philip Bailey.
Philip is passionate about solving complex spatial problems. For the last 17 years Philip has worked in various fields – but never far from developing research GIS applications and spatial decision support systems.
Philip has concieved, designed and lead the development of several innovative research GIS tools, most notably the River Bathymetry Toolkit, which he continues to work on in collaboration with ESSA Technologies and the US Forest Service. Other work has included designing multi-disciplinary online data portals, again mainly for science-based environmental managers. Philip was also the leading information management strategist for the CIDA-funded Vietnam Environmental Governance Project (VPEG. He is currently adjunct professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, BC, Canada and in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.
Philip has a PhD in GIS and remote sensing from the Department of Geography at the University of Southampton, UK, and a Joint bachelors in Geography and Topographic Science from the Swansea University, Wales. Prior to starting North Arrow Research, he was Managing Partner and team lead of the Environmental Information Systems Team with the firm ESSA Technologies.
Philip is also a trained elephant mahoot.