ConsultingWhere’s 2018 Christmas competition winner is announced

A belated ‘Happy New Year’ to all, and especially to those who entered ConsultingWhere’s 2018 fun Christmas competition, ‘Name that City’. All bar two of the many entries received were correct in stating that the city in the image below is of Shanghai.

ConsultingWhere is delighted to announce that the randomly picked lucky winner is David Graham, his chosen charity is Mary’s Meals and we have made a donation of £250 to them on behalf of David.


David writes; Mary’s Meals provides meals for school children in the 3rd world – this then encourages the children to attend school giving them a chance for a brighter future. It is a charity with very low overheads.

Following his degree in Geography and Land Surveying from Newcastle University, David worked with VSO in The Gambia and taught surveying in Zambia, hence his charity choice of Mary’s Meals. We were very pleased to see that until the end of February 2019, donations to this charity will be match funded by the UK Government up to £2 million, so even more children in Zambia can benefit from the work of this very worthwhile charity.

Thank you all again for supporting our Christmas competition; we hope you enjoyed the 2018 competition. Look out for our 2019 competition which will be available on our web-site in mid-December.

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.

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 .