thinkWhere Wins Contract With Leicestershire County Council

thinkWhere is pleased to announce the start of a four-year contract with Leicestershire County Council to deliver the company’s Location Centre online GIS product to Council staff.

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) are responsible for providing vital services to the c.650,000 people that live and work in the area. An outdated GIS (Geographic Information System) is already used in the Council by a number of different services. The introduction of thinkWhere’s innovative online GIS product, Location Centre, will replace the existing map viewer, generating cost savings and efficiencies as well as widening the access and use of location-based information throughout the Council.

Location Centre is built from the leading Open Source technologies and is provided as a Cloud-based product. This enables easy access to GIS by any user with access to a web browser and reduces any IT dependencies to a bare minimum. thinkWhere’s managed services cover all the hosting, infrastructure management, application support and the maintenance of all Ordnance Survey map datasets, reducing existing costs for the Council.

As well as providing an intuitive web GIS browser for use by Council staff, Location Centre will also enable the integration of web mapping on public websites and the publishing of data services to integrate mapping into third party business systems, including desktop GIS.

thinkWhere has a proven track record of successfully migrating customers to their Location Centre product and will work closely with the Council to ensure a smooth transition takes place and that the Council can realise the benefits from an early stage.

Alan Moore, Chief Executive of thinkWhere, said;

“We are really looking forward to working with Leicestershire County Council on this important project and delivering a solution that we are confident will exceed the Council’s expectations. This new contract demonstrates thinkWhere’s continuing expansion into the wider UK market and the ongoing rise in Location Centre use by public sector organisations seeking to reduce costs and increase efficiencies without compromising on the quality of their GIS solution”.

For more information contact:

David Sherman


t: 01786 476076



About thinkWhere

thinkWhere (formerly Forth Valley GIS) is one of the UK’s leading Geographic Information System consultancies, with over 20 years’ experience of building close relationships with customers.

thinkWhere offers a cost-effective alternative to desktop GIS through our innovative online platform, Location Centre. The company’s consultancy, training and data management services, provide customers with an unparalleled mixture of innovation and expertise.  


About Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire is in the east midlands region of England and the County Council covers seven district council areas. The main centres of population in the county are market towns, but the population is split between a few small urban areas, extensive suburban areas and a range of rural settlements. The county includes the towns of Loughborough and Melton Mowbray to the north, Market Harborough to the south east and Hinckley and Ashby-de-la Zouch to the west.

The council's services are delivered by five departments that work together to provide services to local people.