karl mumford gis mapping manager
GIS Mapping Manager

Karl has over 35 years Cartographic experience,of which the 15 have been GIS and OS digital mapping based. He heads up the GIS Mapping team who provide mapping support to all Bidwells offices nationwide.

Karl is closely linked with all departments at Bidwells, which enables him to have a depth of understanding as to what is required and the best way to deliver whilst providing value for money.

Working closely with Farms, Estates, Forestry, Commercial and Planning departments, maps and plans can be produced for project management from the consultation stage through to implementation and completion.

During the last 15 years Karl has developed GIS at Bidwells and a mapping catalogue of 70,000 plans.


plans produced and managed


Property portfolio Plans

  • Cambridge Science Park, produced management and commercial lease plans 
  • Trimley Estate & Felixstowe Docks provided management plans for the Estate and commercial lease plans for the industrial units at the docks.
  • Conaglen Estate - To supply ownership, deer management, croft and tenanted land plans. Produced lease plans for the Hydro schemes. 
  • Produced property portfolio plans for some of the largest Colleges in Cambridge and Oxford.
  • Abbotsbrooke Trust - Land 
  • Registration to produce 60 property plans showing the access and moieties.

Acquisition and Sale plans

  • Produced area measurements and legal plans for the purchase of the O2 Arena by Trinity College.
  • Produced the purchase plans for the largest farm sale in England the £249 million Coop farm business sale to the Welcome Trust.
  • Kinnaird Estate 6,000 acre estate Perthshire £9.6 million. Produced the sale brochure and legal plans using the historical conveyance plans and liaising with legal teams.

Estate and commercial management

  • Weston Estate, Shropshire, produced management plans for leased, tenanted land and land sales.
  • Welcome Trust produced the commercial, Rural and residential plans for the land and property portfolio
  • Rio Tinto Highland Estates (Ben Nevis) supplied ownership, land sale, forestry and Habitat project plans.

Farm Management

  • Provides a service for annual crop rotation plans and improved drainage maps from historical plans. 
  • Produced RPA plans using GIS data from the Rural Farm payment agency. This has help our clients have a single larger area plans for better management
  • Premier Foods portfolio 250 farm, poultry sites and residential dwellings. Using the Land Registry title data, we provided accurate boundary and site area calculations for ownership and valuations.

Forestry Management

  • Culachy Estate Occupation boundary plans proposed 400kv line infrastructure and planning application for service road.
  • Ben Alder Estate produced the forestry felling, restocking, EIA and forestry road planning application plans
  • Lethans Estate Forestry and windfarm masterplan to supply forestry data with and without windfarm infrastructure and to produce mapping.


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