Fully hosted cloud-based OpenSource platform and spatial data infrastructure

Reduce your operational GIS overheads using theMapCloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (Saas) capabilities.

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Product Summary

You can use theMapCloud to build new and innovative applications using it’s existing capabilities or by developing brand new ones. A good example of this is our own online map shop “mapTrunk”.

As a hosted geospatial platform, theMapCloud contains a suite of fully managed geographic datasets which can accessed and analysed over the Cloud.

Under the hood

Python 3.5, Flask, POstgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer, MapProxy…just a few of our specialisms at thinkWhere, and a few of the key OpenSource technologies behind “theMapCloud”.

Hosted third party data

Data available through theMapCloud includes all the very latest data from Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap and a selection of data from other third party data suppliers such as public sector organisations. Web Services available.


  • Platform as a Service / PaaS / Cloud Hosting
  • Data as a Service / DaaS / Cloud Hosting
  • Software as a Service / SaaS / Cloud Software
  • Analytics as a Service / AaaS / Cloud Analytics
  • Access to a broad selection of Commercial and OpenData products
  • OGC compliant web services (WMS, WFS and WMTS)
  • Colour and greyscale data versions available


  • Uses best of breed cloud and Open Source technologies
  • Highly secure
  • Flexible, reliable, scalable and highly performant platform
  • Development with no impact on customer applications
  • Immediate access to new features and system enhancements
  • Data maintained in line with supplier updates
  • HTTP RESTful standards compliant API
  • Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure

Our Customers Say

The Libraries have been entrusted with the tremendous task of safeguarding the digital cartographic output of the UK. This role goes beyond simply collecting data, demanding active stewardship to ensure discoverability and availability to the public, while maintaining a highly secure environment conscious of intellectual property rights and future access. thinkWhere will assist us in achieving that goal.

Curator of Digital Mapping

The British Library