Intrinsic to our cartography practice is the application of geographic information systems (GIS). Many mapping projects begin with GIS to wrangle and analyse spatial data before it is re-presented and styled for publication, either online or in print. GIS is a powerful mapping and analytics tool and an aide in geospatial thinking and decision-making.

We can provide geospatial data analysis and visualisation services for planning, environmental and other projects. This may encompass researching and analysing geographic databases. The analysis studies entities using their topological, geometric, or geographic properties. Example outputs can encompass kernel density maps, convex hull, feature buffers, geocoding, cluster analysis, voronoi lines and terrain height data processing.

In the spirit of dissemination, this short article on ‘Mapping Toolkits’ outlines alternative tools to the typical mainstream desktop applications that are available for analysing and presenting data, as maps and other graphical forms. Most of the tools are open-source.


Provided with appropriate digital imagery, we can auto-calibrate and triangulate images to create point clouds, 3d meshes, photo-realistic representations and 3d models of scenes such as archaeological sites, architectural forms, interiors and also of objects. These can be further edited and/or exported to 3d formats. We may also be able to undertake the photography for you.