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Online GIS

Looking to use, publish or share your geographic information online? We provide a comprehensive package of Web GIS, Web Maps and Web Services from our 'Location Centre' platform.

> Click here to see Location Centre in action

Using the latest, industry leading Open Source technologies our online products are cost-effective, easy-to-use and totally secure.


Our cloud GIS platform 'Location Centre' is the perfect product for you if you are:

  • looking for an innovative, online GIS solution;
  • looking for a hosted GIS service where you don’t need to worry about maintaining GIS data, software or infrastructure;
  • looking for the flexibility to use and access your geographic data anytime, anywhere;
  • looking to reduce your operational GIS costs and generate efficiencies;
  • looking to increase access to your geographic information without the traditional software licencing or cost barriers;

Key Features and Benefits

  • Proven solution
  • Open Source
  • Easy to use online GIS
  • Extensive GIS functionality
  • Fully integrated metadata
  • Centrally managed data store
  • Managed data services
  • Secure customer data store
  • INSPIRE metadata and web services
  • Service desk
  • Data sharing
  • Easy to deploy
  • Access anywhere
  • Secure and resilient
  • Scalable and flexible
  • Reduce risk
  • Reduce costs
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • New business intelligence
  • Enhance customer services
  • Continuous product and service improvements

National Data Store

The Location Centre datastore contains national coverage of all Ordnance Survey Open Data and commercial products covered by the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). Ordnance Survey datasets are maintained in line with the individual product update schedules as part of our managed service. This means your data management overheads are significantly reduced and you will always have access to the most up-to-date Ordnance Survey mapping available.

In addition, we maintain a growing catalogue of other third party mapping and publicly available geographic datasets making it easy and cost effective to source the up to date datasets you need from our single online datastore.


To provide cost certainty, Location Centre is provided on a subscription basis. Your subscription payment includes:

  • Access to Location Centre online GIS;
  • Location Centre maintenance and support;
  • Enterprise class data centre, hosting and infrastructure management services;
  • Data storage, backup and recovery;
  • Service management;
  • Provision of technical support, guidance and advice;
  • Access to manned service desk (Monday-Friday, 0830-1730, excluding public holidays)
  • Update and maintenance of all Ordnance Survey commercial and Open Data mapping products in line with published update frequencies;
  • Access to thinkWhere Training Courses (optional)


pulsant.jpgTo provide the highly reliable, resilient and secure hosting expected by our customers, we have partnered with Pulsant UK. Pulsant operate enterprise class data centres across the UK with all our data hosted in the UK. Pulsant are certified to the Information Security Standard ISO27001 and achieve an uptime availability of 99.995%.

Behind the scenes - the technical bits

Designed, developed and built in-house by our team of GIS technical experts, Location Centre is based on an Open Geo-stack that uses the latest, industry leading Open Source technologies:


PostgreSQL  - database which stores and manages the data


PostGIS - extends PostgreSQL to store, query and explore information about location and mapping


GeoServer – is the map and feature server to share geospatial data


GeoWebCache - used to cache map tiles coming from a variety of sources.  Accelerates and optimises map image delivery.


OpenLayers – JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers


The result of this winning combination is our flexible and feature filled web GIS product 'Location Centre'. Click here to see demos of Location Centre in action.


What's On


What Our Clients Say...

"Location Centre is simple to use, accessible online and has halved the time it takes our site assembly team to do their job. This means happy customers and substantial savings."

Customer Relations Manager
Millar & Bryce



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Telephone: +44 (0)1786 476060

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City of Stirling with convenient
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