Stirling, Scotland, 26 March 2018
thinkWhere has moved to new hi-tech headquarters in Stirling, Scotland. The move sees the geographic information and mapping specialist join Codebase, Europe’s largest growing tech community, at the newly opened Stirling facility in the city’s Digital District. Stirling has recently been ranked the best city in Scotland in which to start a new business with a focus on global connectivity and competitive costs.
thinkWhere is an innovator in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) having developed one of the first cloud-based platforms for Open Source GIS. The company has gone from strength to strength over the last 3 years and is proud work with prestigious organisations including the British Library, Scottish Government, Balfour Beatty, Registers of Scotland and humanitarian charities in the US and Cambodia. thinkWhere recently launched theMapCloud, a pioneering platform that makes managing and sharing maps and geographic information easy. With the market in geographic information growing rapidly, the company is looking to scale the business, attract new investment and extend its market reach.
CodeBase Stirling is the heart of a rapidly expanding, regional technology ecosystem. As a result of the move thinkWhere will have access to first class office and meeting space as well as business mentorship, investment support and the chance to be part of community of like-minded visionaries and creative industries.
“This is not just about a new office,” commented Alan Moore, CEO of thinkWhere, “CodeBase offers much more than just the chance to physically expand the business. By locating within CodeBase we are aligning ourselves with some of the most innovative, creative and ambitious tech companies in Scotland. Occupying the same space, both geographically and culturally, we hope to develop truly symbiotic relationships within the CodeBase environment.”
CodeBase is the UK’s largest tech scaleup incubator, and one of Europe’s fastest growing tech hubs. At the centre of the growing Scottish tech scene, CodeBase offers operator led scaleup education, flexible office and co-working spaces, mentoring, and networking events. The first hub outside of Edinburgh, Codebase Stirling opened in September 2017 and the company hopes it will herald a much larger, UK wide expansion.
“CodeBase are delighted to welcome thinkWhere into the Stirling CodeBase family,” added Steven Drost, Head of Strategy at CodeBase. “22 people strong, thinkWhere is precisely the kind of forward thinking, product focused, tech company we need more of in Scotland. CodeBase Stirling’s community culture of sharing and learning has received a big welcome boost”.[line]
Notes to Editors
thinkWhere provides an online platform for storing, sharing and using maps and geographic data. Utilising Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, thinkWhere has developed cloud-based software applications and tools, backed by a wide range of Open GIS implementation, consultancy and training services.
Originally Forth Valley GIS, the company started in 1993 providing GIS services to Central Regional Council before, following local government reorganisation, developing a shared GIS service for three unitary authorities. In 2007 the company began operating as an arms-length commercial operation and rebranded as thinkWhere in 2007.
Based in the historic city of Stirling, Scotland, with customers across the UK and worldwide, thinkWhere pioneered the development of web-based platforms for collaborative GIS products and services. The company has a 10 year proven track record of delivering solutions at local, regional and national levels in the UK public and commercial sectors. For further information visit www.thinkwhere.com