About Us

About Us

Flying Turtle Ltd. is a collective of software developers based in the North of England:

Dr Jonny Huck is a specialist geospatial software developer and analyst, and currently holds a Lectureship in Geographical Information Science at the University of Manchester. He has a BSc with First Class Honours in Geography from the Lancaster University, a MSc with Distinction in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Leeds, and a PhD in Geographical Information Science from Lancaster University. Jonny has more than ten years of experience in geospatial database management and software development, and his web-based mapping software has been used by academics, professionals and governments in the UK, Europe, Asia and North and South America. Prior to moving to academia, Jonny was the Technical Manager of a UK Wind Farm developer and continues to operate within the renewables and geospatial industries as well as pursuing research interests in the UK, Uganda and India. Jonny is a specialst in geospatial data analysis and computer vision, and is credited with the creation of several GIS algorithms including the ‘Weighted Redistribution’ method for normalising scale in geocoded datasets, and the ‘squareish’ polygon division method, which is available in QGIS.


Dr Dan Burnett is a developer who has been creating bespoke mobile apps for companies since 2010. He has recently completed a PhD in Design, during which he worked with multiple SME’s to enable the public to interact with public data on both a physical and digital level. As a ‘full-stack’ developer, Dan works with all levels of web design from server architecture to front-end design and manages several servers for clients with high-level security and privacy needs.


Dr David Gullick has been working with SMEs throughout the UK, developing software applications and supporting ‘backend’ infrastructure since 2011. David has an academic background situated in computer science, a PhD in Digital Innovations, and more recently has worked in the in the field of geospatial modeling. David has experience of all aspects of web stack development, and has specialisms in predictive environmental modelling, including through the use of high resolution LiDAR data to predict the impact of meteorological events and the development of genetic algorithms for the predictive modelling of river response to rainfall events. David is also a specialist in the development and implementation of communications protocols for controlling hardware, such as electric vehicle chargers and environmental loggers.