How a Structural Engineer uses MapServe

GDR Engineering Ltd, formed in 2016, is a Chartered Engineering company based in Reading. They provide design solutions for a variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, as well as major civil structures like bridges, rail projects, and marine works. GDR Engineering is proficient in preparing Approval in Principal documents, Network Rail Forms 1, 2, 3, and design check certifications. The team is led by structural engineer and director Gayan Lineaye, who is also a member of the ICE.


'We use MapServe®'s maps for block plans and site plans and also to get the cross sections for the ground profile. Additionally, we use MapServe®'s maps to assess whether there is any necessary development required to retain the ground or landscape the area effectively.’

How I use Mapserve?

'I use MapServe®'s MasterMap® in black and white CAD format with the addition of 1m contour lines a lot. The contour lines help a lot with the sites to determine if I need to create retaining walls or any other support mechanism and just to understand the ground profile. We also use the maps to create site and location plans for planning applications for our customers as well as for change of use documents.’

Why Mapserve

'I've been a customer of MapServe® for 4-5 years now and we are not looking to change that. I think the information you give is very good and fit for purpose for our projects.'