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Kathy Sharman

Kathy is the Manager in the Hatfield branch. She has a keen interest in photography and is an ardent fundraiser for several animal charities; and often brings in the family dog, Ty.


Matt Bouchard

Matt is our Sales and IT Support Manager, based in Hatfield. He has a degree in GIS and Remote Sensing. Outside of work Matt has a strong interest in web design and user experience (ux) design; he also likes motor racing, rugby union and the occasional beer festival.

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Colin Brown (now retired)

Colin was the Manager of the Rainham branch in Kent. He loves all kinds of maps, and regularly gives talks on the history of the Ordnance Survey. Colin is also very involved in music, particularly classical; and motorbikes with his wife Karen.



Ginny was the office dog up until May 2017. Kathy's rescued lakeland terrier had a pin in her leg that gave her a limp. Always up for a snack after her lunch time walk. She vehemently disliked the office vacuum cleaner which she attacked on a regular basis.


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Unit 12, The Generator Business Centre
95 Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3FH
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Planning Application Maps

National Map Centre has been selling maps since 1860, so we know “our” maps!

Our shop retailing maps, atlases and guides in Victoria, London was described by a well-known author as a perfect place to “lose” an hour of your life dreaming of foreign travels. But a specific on-line retailer is a tough competitor to contend with and the shop closed its doors for the final time in September 2011. The Planning Maps service which operated out of the Victoria shop moved to the Kent office, until the manager retired in 2019, whereupon it relocated to Hatfield.

Ordnance Survey Outstanding Achievement Award

The National Map Centre was honoured with the Ordnance Survey Outstanding Achievement Award each year between 2006 and 2008. Then, unfortunately, the awards were discontinued and no-one has offered to revive them yet!


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