William Apted

MSc in GIS, University of Edinburgh, 2012;

BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Brighton, 2011.

William is a Project Manager & Earth Observation (GIS/Remote Sensing) professional with 8+ years of experience. He has carried out and played a key role in a number of international and multi-disciplinary projects from inception to completion, combining expertise in technical approaches with solid project management.

Along with project management tasks, William’s main expertise include geospatial analysis, cartography, statistical and spatial modelling, as well as the development of online/cloud-based services and platforms. William has close ties with collaborative research work undertaken by LTS and the University of Edinburgh concerning EO applications.

Previously, William worked for the Agronomic Information Services team of a multinational company, while based in Switzerland. He has experience working with multiple donor agencies, international financial institutions, and government agencies. He has developed a web-based mapping system for Malawi, as part of the Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options project for LTS/World Bank, as well as contributed to the development of the geospatial data management platform for the Government in Indonesia, with UNDP.

He has been involved as a EO Expert on a number of LTS’ contracts and has worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and Indonesia, working with free & open-sources technologies, software, and data, as well as commercially available EO products and packages. William is also involved at LTS in the development of project proposals and the geospatial design of project tenders.”


  • Kagera River Basin: Feasibility Study for an Integrated Watershed Management Programme
  • Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options
  • Conservation of Maasai Mau and Transmara Forest Blocks of Mau Forest Complex and Preparation of Project Investment Proposal
  • M&E of the Earth and Sea Observation System
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Management Interventions in the Middle Shire River Basin
  • Implementation Service Provider for Catchment Management
  • Analysis of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Malawi
  • Provision of Baseline Data and Cadastral Maps for Priority Provinces in Indonesia: Aceh Province
  • Strengthening the Information Base of Natural Habitats, Biodiversity and Environmental Services in the Shire Basin
  • Establishment and Management of a Technical Assistance Facility under the Programme of Support to Agriculture
  • Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management
  • Portfolio Review and Gap Analysis for the Multi-Sectoral Investment Plan for Climate Resilience