Bedford City Centre Parking Zones

An interactive map of the controlled parking zones (CPZ) and allotments in Bedford City Centre. The Parking Zone polygons in the map were digitised from Bedford Borough Council’s PDFs, using the roadline as the approximate boundary of each zone. Controlled Parking Zone PDFs can be downloaded here: Zone A MapZone C MapZone D MapZone E […]

Planning FTTH Networks With QGIS

Planning FTTH Networks Linking houses to hub points on adjacent roads –  Having spoken to professionals about designing planning fibre networks, I wanted to explore the task using QGIS. (Spoiler: And then I discovered Ksavi’s – Geospatial Network Inventory – Fiber optic network planning and design.) Using QGIS example Fibre to the Home (FTTH) networks were […]

Marina Mooring Features

The Sibson Marina Project is progressing well. The basin has been excavated, clay lined and will soon be filled. The map composition below shows the details of the mooring arrangements and approximate position of the anchor blocks and additional bouys. There is space for up to 27 main mooring blocks (green dots) at 10 m […]

Flood Risk Analysis – Central Bedford

After the May 27 2018 flooding events in Birmingham and Northampton in the UK, I considered Zone 2 and Zone 3 flood risk in central Bedford. I live in Bedford close to the river, but it seems I’m safe, for now. Data Sources OS OpenData Products Environment Agency Flood Zone Data Projection: British National Grid

My CV

Peter Francon-Smith Introduction A resourceful self-starter and creative problem solver with over two decades of experience in engineering, commerce and entrepreneurship both in England and Asia. Experience and skills supporting informed and cost effective approaches to business issues. Encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing in the work place, works well under pressure and understands the timely […]