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David Donnelly

Staff picture: David Donnelly
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
GIS Consultant
david.donnelly@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

David graduated in 1987 with a BSc in Topographic Science from Glasgow University and in 2009 completed an MSc in Geographic Information Science at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Current research interests

His background is in the analysis, creation and management of geographical data and he has worked on the mapping programmes of many countries. He has extensive experience in the use and customisation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

David is experienced in creating custom GIS and other software tools for a wide range of geospatial applications and has also produced web tools to link databases and spatial data. He wrote the code for both the Apple and Android versions of the SIFSS app (front end and back end) and the front end of SOCiT and the recently released PotatoSize(TM) app.

David is leading a task to develop a spatial register of Scotland's natural assets as part of the Scottish Government funded strategic research programme. When complete the asset register will be made accessible through a website and other tools.

David's other responsibilities at the Institute include data leasing and publications.

Past research

David wrote the GIS software to implement the Phosphorus Land Use and Slope (PLUS+) model and was the Hutton's representative on the Scotland's Environment Web management team.

Bibliography

  • Nolan, A J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 106 - Fonab Forest, Tay Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 105 - Dean Plantation, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Khomik, M., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 104 - Loch Ard Forest Corrie Block, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Butler, B., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 103 - Drumnatorran Forest Blocks, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 102 - Strath Ruisdale Forest Blocks 2017, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 101 - Contin Forest 2017 South Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 100 - Contin Forest 2017 North Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D.; Csillag, Z., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 99 - Deucheran - Mid and South 2017 Blocks, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 98 - Deucheran - North 2017 Block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Csillag, Z., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 97 - Carradale Forest Loch Eireannaich Block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 96 - Craigston Wood, Johnstone, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 95 - Knockmountain Wood, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 94 - Glen Hurich Forest 2017 Block, Lochaber Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 93 - Garmony Forest, Mull - West Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 92 - Garmony Forest, Mull - Mid Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 91 - Garmony Forest, Mull - South Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 90 - Knockandy Hill 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 89 - Gartly Forest - 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 88 - Edinvale 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J., Hewison, R.L., Riach, D.J. and Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 87 - Hunt Hill Block, 2017 (Rothes Forest) Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 86 - Ardgartan Forest, 2017, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 85 - South Strome Forest - South Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 84 - South Strome Forest - North Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 83 - Wester Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 82 - Easter Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) 1:10,000, Volume 81 - South Barrwood (Croy Hill) 2017, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 80 - Craigend Wood - West, 2017, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 79 - Selm Muir Wood, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Donnelly, D.; Helliwell, R.C.; Bowes, J.; Hallard, M., (2018) An assessment of the performance of the PLUS+ tool to evaluate WFD compliance in Scottish standing waters., Report for RESAS, 26pp.
  • Williamson, J.; Morton, D.; Artz, R.R.E.; Burden, A.; Rowland, C.; Tornero, L.; O’Neill, A.; Poggio, L.; Khomik, M.; Donnelly, D.; Evans, C.D., (2018) The role of earth observation in an integrated framework for assessing peatland habitat condition and its impact on greenhouse gas accounting., Final Report to Defra, Project number MI07.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Development of a natural asset register data portal: access consultation., Report to RESAS Strategic Research Programme, 1.4.1a (O1.4.1ai Di Consultation Report), 18pp.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Poggio, L.; Donnelly, D.; Aitkenhead, M.J., (2017) Comparison of remote sensing approaches for detection of peatland drainage in Scotland., Report for CxC website.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 64 - Blar-a-chaorain 2016, Lochaber Forest District (2017). , Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J. ; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 73 - Glen Finart Forest 2016, Cowal and Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 59 - Garmony Forest, Mull - south-east block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 60 - Garmony Forest, Mull - mid block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 62 - Garmony Forest, Mull - north-west block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 65 - Blackmuir Wood, north block, Strathpeffer, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Khomik, M., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 66, Longart Garbat Forest - 2016 block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2017) Soil survey digital map data and reports, scale 1:10,000, volume 67 - Culloden Forest 2016 Block, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.

  • Artz, R.R.E.; Donnelly, D.; Cuthbert, A.; Evans, C.; Smart, S.; Reed, M.; Kenter, J.; Clark, J., (2013) Restoration of lowland raised bogs in Scotland: emissions savings and the implications of a changing climate on lowland raised bog condition., Final report. Commissioned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
  • Cooksley, S.L.; Brewer, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Spezia, L.; Tree, A., (2012) Impacts of artificial structures on the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in the River Dee, Scotland., Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 22, 318-330.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D.; Condliffe, I., (2011) The role of soils information in Scottish rural policy and support., Proceedings of "Soil Science in a Changing World: First Wageningen Conference on Applied Soil Science", Wageningen, The Netherlands, 18-22 September 2011.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly, D., (2011) Mapping vulnerable areas in Scotland., Scottish Government.
  • Towers, W.; Donnelly D.; Condliffe I.; Higgins A.; Rugg, I., (2010) Testing of biophysical criteria for areas with natural handicap in the United Kingdom., Report to the European Commission.

  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Donnelly, D.; Irvine, R.J., (2016) Aberdeenshire Regional Land Use Pilot: A web-based spatial tool to support land use decision making., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp16-17.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Donnelly, D.; Coull, M.C.; Gwatkin, R., (2016) Estimating soil properties with a mobile phone., In: Hartemink, A. & Minasny, B. (eds.). Digital Soil Morphometrics (Progress in Soil Science). Springer, Chapter 7, pp89-110.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Towers, W.; Owen, J.; White, D.; Coull, M.C.; Ross, J.M.; Donnelly, D.; Cooper, P., (2010) Soils of the crofts., In: Dawson, L.A., Morrice, J. & Rodway, P. Soils of the Crofts. The James Hutton Institute Publication with Crofting Connections, Aberdeen, 130pp.

  • Nolan, A J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 106 - Fonab Forest, Tay Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Khomik, M., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 104 - Loch Ard Forest Corrie Block, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 102 - Strath Ruisdale Forest Blocks 2017, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 100 - Contin Forest 2017 North Block, North Highland Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Beesley, L.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D.; Csillag, Z., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 99 - Deucheran - Mid and South 2017 Blocks, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 98 - Deucheran - North 2017 Block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Csillag, Z., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 97 - Carradale Forest Loch Eireannaich Block, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Campbell, G.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 95 - Knockmountain Wood, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Riach, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 92 - Garmony Forest, Mull - Mid Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 91 - Garmony Forest, Mull - South Block 2017, West Argyll Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D.; Farooq, N., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 90 - Knockandy Hill 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 89 - Gartly Forest - 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 88 - Edinvale 2017 Block, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J., Hewison, R.L., Riach, D.J. and Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 87 - Hunt Hill Block, 2017 (Rothes Forest) Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 85 - South Strome Forest - South Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 84 - South Strome Forest - North Block, 2017, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Technical Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 82 - Easter Dunsyston, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Nolan, A.J.; Donnelly, D., (2018) 1:10,000, Volume 81 - South Barrwood (Croy Hill) 2017, Scottish Lowlands Forest District (2017)., Digital soils data uploaded into 'Forester' and Technical Report to Forestry Commission.
  • Williamson, J.; Morton, D.; Artz, R.R.E.; Burden, A.; Rowland, C.; Tornero, L.; O’Neill, A.; Poggio, L.; Khomik, M.; Donnelly, D.; Evans, C.D., (2018) The role of earth observation in an integrated framework for assessing peatland habitat condition and its impact on greenhouse gas accounting., Final Report to Defra, Project number MI07.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Donnelly, D., (2018) Development of a natural asset register data portal: access consultation., Report to RESAS Strategic Research Programme, 1.4.1a (O1.4.1ai Di Consultation Report), 18pp.

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