The Loose Goat:

Maps, Data and more

At The Loose Goat we offer customers a range of tailored GIS, Location Intelligence and Mapping services.

Tel: 0777 236 4721


What we offer?

At the heart of The Loose Goat is Open-Source GeoSpatial software and application, upon which we provide customers will three key services; Training, Consultancy and Map production. Offering customers value for money is our business ethos, find out more by clicking on the below links to see how we might help you.


Learn and Discover the power of Location Intelligence with us.


Sharing our knowledge and experiences with you.

Map Productions

Hard copy or interactive, we've got your maps covered.

Keep up to date

Want to get updates of what we're up to. Then you find us on Twitter at @loosegoat or you can sign up for our mailing list. We've also got a blog.

Training and Support

Location Intelligence (or good old fashioned GIS) is a powerful tool that empowers people, groups or organisations to ask questions and get answers of location. We want to help you discover the power of data and location by utilising the power of Open-Source Geospatial Software.

We provide a range of training opportunities depending on your needs.

Learn QGIS with us at one of our training courses held in Guildford, Surrey.

Discover is an exciting training session, that teaches you how us QGIS but also a range of Premium and Open-Data resources.

We offer a range of Tailored training sessions which we can run solely for your business. Training can either be in your office or held in Woking or Guildford, Surrey.

If you are an individual or small group/society/charity then please do get in contact, as we are equally keen to support your GIS needs.

Looking for QGIS/PostGIS Support ? We have a range of packages available to suit your needs and budgets.

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" A brief note to thank you for a splendid workshop ....I thoroughly enjoyed being exposed, via your expertise, to a new realm of data analysis. An especial thanks for your patience and clear explanations! It was an exciting day for me. Best wishes, Peter "


The Loose Goat provides a range of professional services with the fundamental aim of bringing you value for money. We are happy to take on work of any size, from simple data transformation to outsourcing projects.

QGIS Consultancy. Open-Source GIS application are at the heart of The Loose Goat and can provide customers with a range of consultancy packages.

  • QGIS implementation / migration strategies
  • Bespoke Processing Model development
  • Open-Source GIS strategies documentation
  • On the job QGIS training and mentoring

Data. We love data as after all data under pins Location Intelligence. We can help you in all manor of ways when it comes to data.

  • GDAL scripting
  • Data Conversion and Transformation
  • Analysis and capture
  • Creating APIs
  • Data storage options - Postgres/PostGIS and GeoPackages

Delivering Location Intelligence. It doesn't matter which GeoSpatial technology that you use, the core fundamentals of GIS are the same and for that reason we can help you deliver the GIS solutions you want.

  • GIS architecture, Cloud Storage and SaaS
  • Software / Application Development
  • GIS strategies documentation

At The Loose Goat we want to build long lasting relationships with our customers by bringing them the support they want, when they need it. We think that you will be happy with the outcomes we deliver.

Who have we worked with?

We have been very fortunate to have been able to work with some amazing people and companies, and long may this last. These are just some of our customers...

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Map Production

We've got you covered when it comes to maps; Using QGIS and Inkscape for your hard copy maps or JavaScript libraries such as Leaflet JS or Google Maps for your interactive map. If you would like to see samples of the our hard copy maps, then please get in contact.

If you are working on your Neighbourhood Plan we offer a range of services that will help put your policies on the map!

We now provide outsourcing services for Landscape Architects that require Landscape Visual Assessments (LVA) or Landscape Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA). If you are interested then please get in contact.

Interactive map can either be hosted by us on or on your website. Either way you will always be given a copy of your code, data and instructions on how it was all put together. If you are a QGIS user, then we can show you how you can create the data for your interactive map yourself. Don't forget to ask us about APIs, we've got a soft spot for Open-APIs that contain Geo-Content and getting them onto an interactive map

" Simon is a pleasure to work with, is always helpful, and has done some excellent maps for our project. He is quick, efficient and skillful. Claire "

Geo Solutions

PostGIS is the perfect database partner to QGIS and indeed to almost all of the most well known desktop GIS applications available. We can help you get on the PostGIS journey from as little as £30 a month or £300 a year for a hosted PostGIS instance. We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host Postgres/PostGIS, meaning that you'll have access to your data whenever and wherever you have internet access.

Storing your data with us gives you piece of mind, especially if you haven't got the resources to create or maintain a new Postgres/PostGIS instance. If you are interested in learning more about this offering and the benefits that it could bring to you then please get in contact.

Why use us?

The Loose Goat is a friendly and approachable run business that has a wealth of knowledge in GIS. With a broad and indepth knowledge of QGIS, as well as a background in Open-Source technologies, cloud resources and applications. We believe that we can provide value for money to the public sector, SMEs, Charities and Local Interest groups. Our Director, Simon Miles has over 16 years experience of working with maps, data and more in the public sector.

While we are passionate and enthusiastic about our subject, industry and the increasingly wonderful world of cloud technologies, we want to offer something a little different; to break from the rest of the herd! Hence we are the loose goat. We might be small but we have a lot of ambition, we want to work with lots of companies big and small, with individuals and communities to make GIS and data more accessible, easier and affordable for everyone to use and consume.

We like Open-Source solutions and these are at the heart of how we deliver our GIS services but we aren't just about Open-Source. We use Cloud resources to deliver a range of solutions and services that complement the delivery of a GIS architecture. The paid-for solutions from ESRI, MapInfo, CadCorp or Oracle aren't strangers to us either.

  • QGIS
  • Postgres/PostGIS
  • Leaflet js, Google Maps
  • Talend ETL
  • PHP, NodeJS
  • GDAL
  • Dropbox, Box
  • Inkscape

Our Team

We're a team of three people.

Loose Goat

Morale officer

Simon Miles



Software Engineer


The Loose Goat Ltd


0777 236 4721



Woking, Surrey

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