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With expertise in GIS, mapping and data management, our specialists can develop datasets and provide analysis that allows you to observe and understand the key features of your project.

We are vendor neutral, using both commercial and open-source GIS solutions. This means that we can provide you innovative and cost-effective ways of presenting, visualising, analysing, reporting and managing your data.

Contact Stuart Wallace for a discussion on how we can help you with GIS and mapping.

+44 (0)1756 699500

We work with many types of GIS data, including






Spatial data infrastructure

Infrastructure to help make your spatial data fly.

Benefits of spatial data infrastructure

Bringing geographic information together in one place has a number of benefits:

  • Simplifies data management, access control and backups.
  • Easy integration with OGC web servers, simplifying INSPIRE compliance web mapping.
  • Allows advanced queries, adding value to existing data.
  • Reduces likelihood of duplicating or losing data.

How we can help you

We have experience in delivering spatial data infrastructure solutions based on commercial and open-source software. We can help you select the solution which is most appropriate to your needs.

We deliver most of our solutions based on ESRI ArcGIS Server (hosted on SQL Server) or through Mapserver / Geoserver (hosted on PostgreSQL). Both of these offer excellent integration with off-the-shelf GIS packages such as ESRI ArcMap or QGIS, and can be integrated easily with web mapping solutions.

Bespoke GIS tools

Helping you undertake frequent tasks, in a user friendly and consistent manner.

We can provide development of bespoke GIS tools as extensions or add-ons to your GIS software, typically in ArcGIS, Safe FME, QGIS or GDAL. Our tools can help to:

  • Automate tasks which are frequently undertaken through an optimised, auditable and repeatable process which can help to enforce data standards.
  • Provide user-friendly forms for data entry which streamlines input and allows data to be validated.
  • Allow non-technical users to perform GIS analysis, enabling them to solve new challenges where previously it had not been possible.
  • Provide cost savings resulting from greater efficiency.

We've made tools for many clients

  • 100s
    tools generated
  • 10,000s
    hours saved

Analysis and processing

Processing, optimisation and analysis skills to help you make the most of your data.

Big data

The amount of data in organisations is growing at an exponential scale and the type of data being stored is also changing. When it was rows and columns of figures held in a standard database, things were simple. It all came down to the speed of the database and the hardware it was running on. Now, binary large objects (BLOBs) are appearing in databases, which require a different approach to identifying and reporting on what the content actually is and in identifying patterns and making sense out of what this means to the user. We can assist you in your big data strategy, processing, optimisation and analysis.

Spatial data

If an organisation wanted to determine how many properties were at risk of flooding, spatial data analysis is used to determine where properties intersect (or lie) within a flood extent. Spatial data analysis requires specialist skills in GIS - we are able to help you with large scale GIS and analysis workflows and combine these with advanced scripting to provide automation for complex problems.

For the Environment Agency's surface water map we processed

  • 70Tb
  • 4 billion
  • 79
  • 6


Extensive experience in capturing and digitising data into geographical formats.

Many organisations hold large amounts of data in formats that are inaccessible or impossible to query. The data might be in paper maps, photographs or scans of old designs. To make these data useful, we can extract the information and create new, geographical datasets.

We've digitised Network Rail underground services

  • 61,645
    plans to digitise
  • 120
    day programme