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Web Development and Online Mapping Services

Parthian Systems is a Web Development and Web Mapping business run by Stuart McMartin. I'm based near Falkirk in Central Scotland.

I'll get your business or organisation online with an effective website built using quality tools and techniques.

I'm a Software Engineer and Web Developer with specialism in Online Maps.

Skills Development

Onsite training and technical support to help you edit your website. You won't be left with a website you cannot update.

I won't trap you with expensive Domain and Hosting agreements. You'll own your domain: not me. You'll be in control of your website.

Customer Conversion - I'll help you:

Persuade your potential clients to get in touch via email or ideally on the telephone.

Show your latest services or products.

Provide a service with an online application.


Great care is taken in the selection of the tools and techniques. Drag'n'Drop tools are not used. Your site will be carefully hand-built.


Get in touch and find out more about me by visiting About - Contact. See my previous work here.

HTML and Site Design

  • Your website willl be as future-proof as possible. Use of standards compliant HTML5 and CSS3. 
  • Captivate your visitors with animation and interaction.
  • Single Page Applications (SPA) using Vue Front End Framework. What does that mean? App like capabilities on your website. For eCommerce, Complex Form Capture and more.


Dynamic Data

  • Database and API programming. For storage and queries. What does that mean? Add, Update and Get information. From your own database or from other websites e.g weather or mapping data.
  • Interactive data and visualisation. Display information and engage visitors. 


Your Site - Your Edits - You're in Control

To enable you to update your own website you need a Content Management System (CMS). You log in. Type new content in and Save. Result - website updated.

  • Wordpress for inexpensive websites using pre-developed Template Designs. Quick to setup and easy for you to add content.
  • MODx Web Framework. This for the more demanding system. More control and better for corporate level websites.
  • Django Web Development Framework. Complex Web Applications. For expert systems only. Can be used for Intranet Tools. Track Customers, Audit Sales, Archaeological Map Data... 

eCommerce Solutions

eCommerce provided via the following tools: -

  • Foxycart - This is a hosted solution. Meaning that the Credit Card handling doesn't take place on your website. Attractive Cart and Checkout with an easy to use administration panel.

Learn more about Foxycart

  • PayPal - For simple eCommerce, I can add simple PayPal "Add to Cart" and "Buy Now" buttons to your site. This is an ideal introduction to eCommerce. Particularly useful for solutions with small numbers of products, simple pricing, none VAT registered businesses (or only selling to UK-EU)

SEO and Social Media

  • Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media. The final stage is to ensure people find your site. This requires careful use of text (keywords) and HTML constructs such as Headings, Titles etc. There may also be scope to use Facebook, YouTube etc to help publicise your product or service.

Developer of Mapping Services

  • I'm a Web Developer with a specialism in mapping. Add Google Maps or Ordnance Survey Mapping
  • GIS Analysis and Development - e.g.QGIS, MapServer, PostGIS Spatial Databases, GoogleMaps - VirtualEarth API, OpenLayers, OpenSpace API, MapBox etc.
  • Specialism in Ordnance Survey mapping including OpenSpace API and Geocoding


Featured Product - Simple Community Mapping

Virtual Visits

Volunteer Archaeology Map is a prototype system built to demonstrate a range of web mapping features. As part of ongoing development of Fortingall Roots Map Project

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Recent activities include :-


  • I use images provided by Fotolia.

Hosting and Email Services

  • Inexpensive Hosting by TSOHost - from £15 per annum

    TSOHost Web Hosting
  • For Worldwide Hosting or heavyweight applications like Django try Webfaction. Hosting with Webfaction for about £8.50 per month is like owning your own server. WebFaction

I will assist you in setting up your eMail, Domain Name and Hosting arrangements. Show a more professional aspect to your business by changing emails like jim123@hotmail.co.uk to info@companyname.co.uk


The Friends of Kinneil. I'm Vice Chair and Treasurer - charity setup to protect the interests of Kinneil Estate

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) I volunteer with some IFLI projects. Have a look, lots to get involved with.

Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) - working within Kinneil Estate

Bug Life - Saving the small things that run the planet - I'm volunteering with them at the Bridgeness Biodiversity Project on the first Wednesday morning of each month. All welcome.

Sell Benefits not Technology? But Selecting the Best Technology Is Vital

Many web design/development companies use one technology. Usually Wordpress. But the reality is that there are better tools for more complex websites or applications. Here are some of the technologies I prefer.

MODx Content Management Framework
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Complete Creative Freedom
  • Secure and Scalable
  • Easy to Use, Accessible CMS
Django Web Development Framework
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Fast for Complex Development Work
  • Secure and Scalable
  • Versatile: Excels at Anything Database Related
Wordpress Content Management System
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Designed Templates for Inexpensive Sites
  • Easy to Update and Add Content to your Site
  • Perfect for Smaller Businesses and Charities
VueJS Frontend Framework
  • Open Source Framework, Free to Use
  • Progressive Framework (add to specific parts of sites)
  • Like Angular and React but Arguably Better
  • For Complex Single Page Applications and more...
HTML5 and CSS3
  • HTML5 - the structure of a website
  • CSS3 - make it look good
  • The Foundation of a Website
  • Sometimes you just need the basics...
Stuart McMartin Trading As Parthian Systems - Web and Mapping Developer © Parthian Systems 2008-2018. All Rights Reserved.


phonem: 0779 325 1376


Based in Bo'ness, Falkirk, Central Scotland.
Serving customers throughout the UK.

Web Design and Development.

Geographic Information Systems
Web Map Designer

MODx - Content Management System
Django Web Development Framework
Wordpress Websites
Vue Frontend Framework
MapBox Mapping

Epic Hosting by Webfaction - for power users

WebFaction Website Hosting

Inexpensive Hosting by TSOHost - from £15

TSOHost Web Hosting

eCommerce by Foxycart

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