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Glendevon House
Castle Business Park

Telephone: +44 (0)1786 476060





Who We Are

thinkWhere is a leading technical Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consultancy based in Stirling, Scotland.  We aim to reduce our customers' operational overheads by easing data sharing and collaboration.  We develop GIS solutions using Open Source and Cloud technologies.  As Ordnance Survey Licensed Partners, we provide OGC compliant hosted data services.  We also provide Consultancy, Training and Support services for open source technologies such as QGIS, PostGIS and GeoServer.  With an extensive project portfolio, thinkWhere has a proven track record of delivering solutions at local, regional and national levels in the UK public and commercial sectors, and can deliver projects of any scale, size or complexity.  We have recently developed a number of international based projects with a global reach of end-users.

Our Products & Services 

We offer our customers a range GIS Products and Services:



theMapCloud offers Platform as A Service, Data as a Service and Software as a Service capabilities.  theMapCloud is thinkWhere's cloud-based platform that currently provides a hosted GIS data service environment.  Data / digital mapping held in theMapCloud can be simply shared and consumed over the internet, easing data sharing and collaboration, and reducing operational overheads.  

Location Centre

Location Centre is a fully-managed, hosted intranet / internet GIS solution that eliminates the need for costly software and IT infrastructure.  Location Centre provides a range of GIS functionality for querying, viewing and printing and is available on a subscription basis.  A cost-effective solution for deploying web GIS and associated digital mapping data across an complex or multi-stakeholder organisations. Includes access to a suite of fully managed third party digital mapping hosted by thinkWhere.  


groundMapper has been developed for easily collating, sharing and accessing volumes of project and digital mapping online in a multi-stakeholder environment.  Provides a GIS interface with

functionality for querying, viewing and printing information. 



GIS Consultancy 

We provide technical GIS consultancy in areas such as data management, spatial analysis, spatial strategy, project management, system design and build, application development and system integration.  We specialise in the use of Open Source GIS technologies and use globally leading technologies such as QGIS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GeoServer and Openlayers. 

GIS Data Management 

We are a data driven company, and host and regularly maintain a full suite of Ordnance Survey digital map products on behalf of our customers.  We are an Ordnance Survey Licensed partner and can licence data to customers.  We also host a range of several hundred third party datasets within our infrastructure.  This includes data from national government agencies, local authorities and other commercial suppliers. 

GIS Training 

GIS Support 

We have a full programme of QGIS, PostGIS and GeoServer training events running throughout the year from thinkWhere’s dedicated IT Training Suites in Stirling, Scotland and Manchester, England.  Our training service is fully mobile and can also be delivered to our customers directly.   

We offer a customer Servicedesk and provide remote commercial support to our customers.  We support open source technologies such as QGIS, PostGIS and GeoServer in addition to the use of our own Products and Services. Our Servicedesk is open from 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday (with the exception of Christmas and New Year public holidays).



mapTrunk is thinkWhere's online shop for buying Ordnance Survey Mastermap digital data at highly competitive prices!


Our GIS Products and Services can help add value to your business:

  • Ease data sharing and collaboration
  • Help reduce your operational costs, increase your productivity and profitability
  • Optimise and improve the efficiency of your services to your customers
  • Help you make informed business decisions
  • Improve the use, management and sharing of your information internally and externally
  • Streamline and improve your business processes and workflows
  • Help support GIS skills development within your business

Read some of our Case Studies for more information.



Originally Forth Valley GIS, we started in 1993 as a team of three providing corporate GIS services to Central Regional Council. Following reorganisation of local government, we established a highly innovative shared GIS service to the new unitary authorities in the area - ClackmannanshireFalkirk and Stirling Councils.

Our shared services model grew from strength-to-strength over the next decade, and in 2007, we began operating as arms-length commercial company. We renamed, rebranded and relocated as thinkWhere in 2013, and now have a team of some 20 staff.


Our customers include:

·         Central Government

·         Local Government

·         Higher Education Establishments

·         National Park Authorities

·         Housing Associations

·         Health Boards

·         Land and Property Agents

·         Environmental Consultancies

·         Energy companies

·         Retail Sector

·         Individuals







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