World class Geographic Information Services

Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Values

A vastly improved quality of life for the most vulnerable, enabled through innovative and world class Geographic Information Services.

We satisfy and delight our clients.

We promote staff growth and wellbeing. 

We care about the vulnerable and the environment.

We practice win-win partnerships.

To provide outstanding Geographic Information Services that enable better understanding, decisions and outcomes for our clients and beneficiaries.


Our Story

Alcis’ Managing Director, Richard Brittan, founded the company in 2004 with a vision to use his expertise, coupled with great data, to answer questions and improve situations in fragile and complex environments around the world. 


The company has grown and now has unrivalled experience working with governments, multilateral development agencies and NGOs. 


We work globally and the team share a common goal to make satellite imagery, geospatial analysis and visualisation more relevant to non expert users.

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Our Team


The Alcis team is made up of geospatial and analytical experts with skills and experience of working in complex environments all around the world. Our people are trusted and practiced working within sensitive, political and volatile situations to deliver vital understanding for decision makers.

Our success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all of our staff.


Having a strong and close team is critical for our success and wherever we are and whatever we are doing, we support and encourage each other.

We believe in collaborating for success and, through decades of collaboration, have developed a network of skilled subject matter experts, Academics and universities.


Based on the Surrey Research Park, a major centre of excellence in technology, science, health and engineering, in Guildford, we have easy access to London and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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Humanitarian Aid

We support the humanitarian sector in helping improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people who are suffering from violence and the impact of climate change.

We understand that the challenge of leaving no one behind is impossible unless you know where the people are. Our data, products and analysis helps achieve this.

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Development and Livelihoods

We work with government and NGO development and aid programmes worldwide, mapping metrics such as population distribution, crop growth, water sources and changes to terrain.

We design and deliver solutions to support the development of the countries where we work to permanently improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable. Our goal is to leave no one behind.

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Climate Change 

Farmers in developing countries are reliant on their crops for a source of income and climate has a direct link on crop yield and the growing seasons. It is critical to monitor variations in climate variables.


Our  global products help inform decision makers on environment and conservation priorities, which help to solve big questions around where and how to grow crops.

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Governance and Stability

We understand that, in many fragile and complex countries, political landscapes are sensitive and trusted relationships are essential and take a long time to develop and nurture.

By providing accurate visual data of territory and communities we provide tools to help governments improve governance and build stability in fragile and complex environments.


Alcis Holdings Ltd
Surrey Technology Centre
40 Occam Road
Surrey Research Park
Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0) 1483 688 230


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