ConsultingWhere Ltd would like to thank everyone who entered their 2017 Christmas competition ‘Name the Locality’. We had lots of correct entries again, just under 90% of you giving the correct answer of the Sphinz Observatory at Jungfraujoch, which is at the top of the ice field feeding the Aletsch Glacier. The Sphinx observatory includes two large laboratories, a weather observation station, a workshop, two terraces for scientific experiments and an astronomical as well as a meteorological cupola. The observatory deck is the second highest in Switzerland and offers views of the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks, all within a few kilometers.
This years winner is James Williams and his chosen charity is MIND, the mental health charity. James writes; “Mental heath affects us all, directly or indirectly. Having seen first hand the positive effects that Mind UK has had on people’s lives has shown me how worthwhile the work they do is. Creating awareness and providing support for those in need is truly changing people’s lives, and long may their good work continue.”
ConsultingWhere has made a £250 donation to MIND as the winner’s chosen charity.
ConsultingWhere’s 2017 Christmas Competition: Name the Locality
Thank you for the great feedback following last year’s Christmas competition ‘What building, what city’. For the first time since ConsultingWhere started these competitions, every entry in 2016 correctly identified the Lafayette Gallerie in central Paris. A donation was made to the winner’s chosen charity, the RNLI.
This year’s competition is a little more difficult, but not too technical, and concerns the image above. Can you identify the location the photographer was standing in when the image was taken? Coordinates are not required, we’ll accept either of the famous mountains it lies nearby. If you look carefully, there is a clue up by the observatory.
Entries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Monday 8thJanuary 2018. All winning entries will be entered into ‘the hat’ and ConsultingWhere will make a £250 donation on the winner’s behalf to a charity of their choice. We’ll announce the winner on our web-site shortly after the closing date.
Good luck and Happy Christmas from all at ConsultingWhere!
Andrew Coote, Chief Executive of ConsultingWhere Ltd, was a guest speaker and panel member of the ‘Demonstrating the Value of Earth Observations: Methods, Practical Applications, and Solutions’ session at the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Conference in Washington, 23 – 27 October 2017. To view the live stream, please click here.
To find out more about the work and aims of the GEO, go to www.earthobservations.org .
As part of our continued growth, ConsultingWhere is delighted to announce the establishment of a new office in the Dubai World Central Free Zone.
“Although we already operate worldwide, having capability in the region is important for offering better services to our customers. The market for location services is developing rapidly, through technology innovation stimulated by for instance UAVs, low cost satellites, big data analytics and spinoffs from autonomous vehicle development. However, many organisations need strategic advice on making the right investment decisions and that is where we can help.” says Andrew Coote, Chief Executive.
Matthew Pennells, has been appointed as principal consultant and General Manager of the new office. Matt brings an exceptional range of skills in strategy and business case development, management of location information, GIS architecture, digital transformation, and executive engagement. These skills come from experience across sectors including local government, disaster management, emergency services and environmental planning.
Matt will be supported by the full International team of staff and associates at ConsultingWhere allowing us to offer, within the region, a wide range of advisory services including strategic business and marketing advice, investment appraisals, enterprise architecture studies, management training, mentoring and research.
ConsultingWhere was recently commissioned by GeoPlace, a public sector limited liability partnership between the LGA and Ordnance Survey, to research the cost/benefit evaluation of the impact of address and street data across England and Wales. An article written for Geoconnexion detailing the project outline and methodology can be found here.