GIS & Spatial Database Services
GeoAscent (formerly Open Geo-Information Solutions) specialise in services in the provision of Open Source Geographical Information Software. We provide a range of expertise in the implementation of GIS within organisations that need to improve their use of existing systems or just simply get started.
Open source geospatial tools have matured into a trusted platform for modern enterprise and government seeking to reduce costs and end reliance on closed proprietary providers. Navigating the web and getting to grips with open source GIS can be challenging and opting for these tools as part of a business process can seem relatively risky. GeoAscent can help by combining both business and government GIS experience with opens source expertise to help organisations learn, develop and adopt the right tools in safe, measured and supported manner. We use the widely available GIS tools provide training so you know how to use them; consultancy to ensure the tools work for your business and support so you have somewhere to go when you need some assistance.
Andrew Bell MSc
Andrew is a highly skilled technical consultant with experience in local government sector and GIS training. His fields of expertise are geographical information systems management, QGIS software and Spatial Database Management Systems. Andrew has an MSc degree in Geographical Information Systems from Portsmouth University (UK) and a BA (hons) in Geography and Management from the University of Leeds (UK). Andrew has 8 years’ experience working as a local government GIS manager implementing corporate-wide solutions as well establishing open source infrastructure including a Spatial Data Warehouse. Open Geo-Information Solution has been in operation since 2011 where Andrew has provided training, consultancy and project management services to both private and public sectors.
We aim to use our experience to help more organisations reap the benefits of good practice and a professional GIS implementation