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World class Geographic Information Services

About us

We provide geographic information services that enable better understanding of complex environments across the developing world and specialise in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS).  We are experts in geospatial data collection, statistical analysis and visualisation, knowledge management and capacity development of teams and organisations.  We provide services to governments, banks and non-profits.

We make maps, lots of maps and we make maps matter.  Our maps provide insight and information to help decision makers working in fragile and complex places. 


We were happy to join in the #30DayMapChallenge.   Here are  a few of our maps. To see all 30 maps, click here

Our Team

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.

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 experienced at 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.

Humanitarian Support

Our Themes

IDP camp and tents in Afghanistan
Humanitarian Aid

Learn more about our work helping organisations working in disaster areas and on humanitarian crises.

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 geospatial analysis helps achieve this.

African women cooking over a fire
Development and Livelihoods

Crop modelling and hyper-spectral analysis to determine which crops are best suited to the terrain as well as appraising the density and health of plant life.

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.

Arid landscape in Afghanistan
Climate Change 

Our global products help inform decision makers on environment and conservation priorities.

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 work on security related projects such as counter-narcotics and 3D-modelling high value secure locations.

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.

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.


Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies for 2022


We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies for 2022.  The decision was made based on the votes by 12 Geospatial experts from around the world.  


Each panellist brought a unique perspective and had her/his strength in a specific area of the geospatial industry and reviewed the list through their unique prism.  Company size, revenue, growth, X-factor, positive impact on society, diversity, longevity, open source contributions, and many more factors were considered.  Read more about the list, judges and judging criteria here.


We are equally delighted to be awarded the 2022 Esri Partner High Impact Award for the compelling use of Esri technology to make an impact on current issues around the world. 

We were recognised for our innovation and excellence in helping customers succeed with ArcGIS technology. 

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