Jamie Quinn

Jamie Quinn

Technician (Cartographer)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Cartographer within the GeoMapping Unit

My main role is to produce maps and diagrams for academic staff in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Commonly these are for publications in books, papers and journals, but also for student fieldtrip handouts and other teaching materials. I produce the University's campus maps, and I teach basic mapping skills to Geographers and Geologists (see Teaching tab). I help out on fieldwork as and when required, and currently I oversee the use of the School's portable XRF Instrument on the 8th floor of Davy.

I try to keep the School's Image archive up to date. The School's image archive can be found here:


2017: Achieved the status of 'Associate Fellow' of the Higher Education Academy. (Ref: PR138567)

Sept 2003 - Present

Cartographer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth

Sept 2001 - 2003: 

Cartographer, Department of Geography, University College London

1996 - 2000

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography

Cranfield University at Silsoe, Bedfordshire

Professional membership

From 2000 to 2020; Member of the Society of Cartographers; Treasurer and Bulletin Subscriptions Manager between 2010 and it's closure.



Teaching interests

I teach mapping skills and cartographic design using Digimap and Adobe Illustrator software to first year Geographers (GGH1202/GGP1207) and geologists (GEOL1006). I support Shaun Lewin's QGIS teaching to undergraduates and MSc Planning postgraduates

In addition to my cartographic input, I have helped out on various Geography and Environmental Science fieldtrips. In recent years, residential trips have been to Western Australia, Brittany, Belize, the Pacific North West of the USA. My role on these trips is mostly as a driver, photographer, IT technician and a general helper, looking after the equipment and making sure the trip runs smoothly.