Handmade, professional geospatial consulting
We know maps, open data and location
Maps are an essential part of today's online experience. We can help make sense of the bewildering array of mapping options available to you.
The volume of open data continues to grow but how to make this data usable or negotiate licensing conflicts? We can help.
Location is at the core of your business's data, even if you don't know it's there. We can help reveal the value in your data.
Malstow Geospatial provides strategic consultancy and advisory services for the digital maps, open data and location industries. Providing a highly focused, yet human, approach to this domain, Malstow is backed up by over 25 years of commercial expertise via companies including Yahoo, Nokia and HERE Maps, Lokku, OpenCage Data and the Ordnance Survey.
Malstow offers specialist and professional advisory and consultancy in mapping and location technologies, including but not limited to ...
Digital maps, APIs and toolkits, location and location based services, geographic information, geolocation and geotagging technologies, geocoding, place identification and disambiguation, colloquial geographic references, location privacy & large scale data aggregation.
Nicholas Crane, Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet
Malstow offers strategic direction and vision on adding mapping and location to your organisation's offerings. We can help you develop a tightly focused strategy to enable your business to realise the benefits that digital maps and location services can offer.
Whether your organisation is an established player in the mapping and location industries, whether you want to add mapping or make your products location aware or if you are testing the waters and want to find out more, Malstow can help you. With in depth knowledge of the industry, we have the expertise that can help you differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors.
The mapping and location industries thrive in the point where open data and proprietary data intersect. But choices of data sources you make can have far reaching consequences, particularly where licensing is concerned. With hard earned experience of licensing proprietary data, of generating open data and of allowing the two to co-exist, Malstow can help you avoid the pitfalls of open data and open licensing and to realise the benefits.
The mapping and location industry is growing rapidly and the choices faced by a company can be bewildering. Malstow can help make an informed choice when it comes to making a build vs. buy vs. partner decision. We can help you find the right partners in the industry to enable your organisation to grow and succeed.
From highly technical conference talks that target the B2D market, through social media and blog articles, to board level strategic presentations, Malstow has the experience to articulate your mapping and location strategies and products in language that meets your audience's background and expectations.
A self-professed map addict, Gary has worked in the mapping and location space for over 20 years through a combination of luck and occasional good judgement. He is co-founder and director of Malstow Geospatial, a consultancy firm offering bespoke consulting and services in the geospatial, geotechnology, maps and location based services fields. A Fellow of the RGS, he tweets about maps, writes about them and even makes them.
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
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Eric Fisher's Geotagger's World Atlas, Locals and Tourists & See something or say something CC BY-SA.
Yahoo! sign by Leon Brocard under CC-BY. Toner map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL.
Out of copyright Ordnance Survey maps thanks to OpenStreetMap
Gary at GeoLoco 2010 with the kind permission of Ken Yeung