ConsultingWhere’s 2018 Christmas competition

Thanks to all who entered ConsultingWhere’s 2017 Christmas competition, lots of interesting answers covering much of the globe; from responders and as answers!  Last year’s image was of the Sphinx Observatory at Jungfraujoch at the top of the icefield feeding the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland.  A donation was made to the winner’s chosen charity, Mind UK.

The simple question for this year’s competition is “name the city”, as always, there are clues if you look closely.   To enter, e-mail your answers to  gill.goff@consultingwhere.com by close of business on Friday 4thJanuary 2019.  You can view a larger version of the image here.

Every correct entry will be entered into ‘the hat’ and a winner chosen at random.  We will contact the lucky winner and ConsultingWhere will make a £250 donation to a charity of their choice.

The winner and their chosen charity will be announced on Monday 7th January 2019.   

Applying Value Chain Techniques to Economic Assessment of 3D Geo-information

Andrew Coote, Chief Executive of ConsultingWhere Ltd, recently took part in an ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) Webinar.

An overview of the event was given as: “The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and Applications”, we explore the concepts behind the transference and usage of data and tools (information pathway) as they move between suppliers and end users, and how the demands of these two ends of this path can be leveraged to produce better tools and more useful information. Different approaches for understanding, analyzing, and streamlining this information pathway are presented, such as value chain analysis and decision trees. Our international panel represents both the private and public sector, and presents expertise in economics, policy, environmental and earth sciences, and information systems.

Three presentations were given during the webinar:

  • Andrew Coote, ConsultingWhere, presented on “Applying Value Chain Techniques to Economic Assessment of 3D Geo-information”
  • Dr Emily Pindilli, US Geological Survey, presented on “Using Decision Trees to Estimate the Value of Streamgages”
  • Danny Vandenbroucke, KU Leuven, presented on “Improving Access to Earth Science data from Copernicus”

You can view the three presentations here.

ConsultingWhere’s Christmas Competition 2017 Winner Announced

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.

Andrew Coote presents on Value and Cost Benefit Analysis of 3D Geo-information at the Geo Conference, Washington

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 .

ConsultingWhere announces the opening of a Dubai office

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.