power cloud GIS to make mapping more usable & accessible across government

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A relationship, not just a product

We believe geospatial data should be shared as widely as possible in Local Government and is not the reserve of the GIS techy.

Our aim is to help all tiers of government use and benefit from mapping in order to improve and streamline public services.

To help achieve this we’ve designed services that break down as many barriers as possible to give GIS data and capabilities to your whole organisation, and where applicable, the public. Our suite of XMAP services have been designed to be low-cost, practical and high performance.

When you subscribe to an XMAP service you’re not just getting the service, you’re getting our entire team. We maintain close relationships so that together we can all achieve our goals. We start with simply making GIS easy to use, all the way up to our combined strategic goals.

Please get touch to discuss your immediate needs. We look forward to working with you.

Thank you,
Chris Mewse, on behalf of the whole Geoxphere team

Use in all aspects of Local Government

Digital Planning

Bespoke digital land workflows to save time when communicating applications and analysing against your planning constraints.

Social Care

Combine easy-to-use addressing/LLPG tools and other authority data to help provision housing and local services for those in need.


Share envrionmental layers across the organisation to make sure outdoor space it well-provisioned and accesible for all neighbourhood.

Traffic Management

Visualise (TROs) and parking restrictions to improve transport management, and plan future transport schemes.

Drone Usage Management

Integrate with UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) systems to create corridors and restrictions for positive drone usage in your authority area.

Mobile Working

Capture and edit information directly to the XMAP server. Take photos and attache to map features to record events, incidents and progress.

Building Control

Dedicated tools for assessing sites against all policies and constraints. Generate PDF reports for logging searches and decisions.

Climate & Environment

Integrate smart city/IOT data by connecting to external web services and visualise in real-time. Use this data to inform climate policy.

Public Engagement

Create publicly available interactive maps and open data web feeds to communicate new ideas and improve engagement.

Customer Support

Equip customer support teams with detailed street scene and asset information to help solve issues quicker.
All Local Authority departments can use XMAP, so with no user or usage limit everyone can benefit from the time-saving technology.

Cloud-based by default

Seamless remote working always comes up against challenges; slow local hardware, slow service from IT contractors, VPNs to name just a few.

XMAP is a refreshing change where it takes just minutes to create a service and can be accessed directly through a web browser.

We use the latest, ever-green server-side technology to give you the benefit of fast, reliable services without getting your hands dirty. You take the glory of having happy colleagues (but remember us when you're famous)!

Uptime to be proud of

We use fast, reliable UK-only servers that mean nobody has to worry about services going down or being slow.

Engaged with open-source

We use the latest open source technology to support our services and give back where we can.

Secure, yet open

Our services are highly secure, yet allow you to share data easily using the latest cloud database technology.

Connected Government Data Sharing

When things are easy to do, they're more likely to get done! So we've made it easy for Local Authorities to share live mapping data with different tiers of government; namely Town, Parish and Community Councils.

With 'set and forget' features you can empower local councils to do their own thing without needing constant help from you. You decide what data you want to share, and it's done!

Our vision is that data sharing should be fluid throughout government to harness the local knowledge of local councils and better communicate the wider strategy of principal authorities and central government.

This vision is already becoming a reality in some parts of the UK through our work creating Parish Online, a digital mapping service built on XMAP, specifically for local councils.

Collaborative Data

Having more eyes on datasets improves it much faster than one person doing it. Collaborate to create useful and compelling datasets.


Using structured databasing and tools we can ensure data is created and edited to consistent standards or themes. We like structured data!

Time & Cost Savings

Bad data costs time and money. The first step is to share it (with caveats!) which enables corrections, creating a positive cycle of improvements.
Getting involved with local councils is a proactive way to create better places to live and work. Involvement can be simply sharing data all the way to supporting Parish Online and the councils that use it. Find out more on the Parish Online website.

Discover the XMAP functionality

The following services are included in an XMAP corporate subscription, making it your complete package for everything from map viewing to data publishing.

Cloud GIS

digital mapping for your whole organisation

Public Map

embed interactive maps on your website

Data Feeds

web map services for desktop apps


publish your own data as WMS & WFS

QGIS Connector

use QGIS to view and edit XMAP-hosted data

360 Module

view panoramic street imagery within XMAP

Oblique Module

view and measure oblique imagery within XMAP

Mobile Collector

capture real-time data & photos in the field

Case Studies

We're proud to be working with forward-thinking Local Authorities who trust us with their critical services and, above all, their reputation.

Explore how XMAP is used in Local Government and other sectors:

Our Support

We're very proud of the way we support subscribers of XMAP. Whether it's getting XMAP services set up, or trying to do something new, you can rely on the full weight of the Geoxphere team to help.

Our software development is guided by your needs, so when we produce new features they can benefit all Local Government users.

We have a support ticket system that's used for logging issues or feature requests, and you'll have a direct line to the team to discuss complex issues. We're also always available for just a chat!


All XMAP Suite services are charged as a subscription service with no capital investment.

We offer a 10% discount across all services for multi-year subscriptions.

For individuals within Government who want free, fast, reliable cloud GIS
Departmental Licence

For teams or groups who want to benefit from specific XMAP functionality
Corporate Licence

For organisations ready to benefit from cost-effective cloud GIS
Up to 5 named users
As many as are in your team
Unlimited corporate licence
Unlimited Usage
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QGIS Integration
(read more)
XMAP database vector data storage
Limited to 5GB
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Enhanced OS Zoomstack, including OS MasterMap
External hosting of feeds and interactive maps
(read more)
Database Support
(read more)
No custom configuration for external databases, but XMAP database included
No custom configuration for external databases, but XMAP database included
XMAP database and remote database connection functionality
XMAP database raster data storage
(35p per GB per month)
Up to 5GB
(then 35p per GB per month)
Up to 20GB
(then 35p per GB per month)
OS logo
OS MasterMap Download Tool
Constraints Checker
(read more)
All other XMAP tools
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Data sharing to Parish Online
Unlimited Support
Email Only
Annual Subscription
(assumes an initial 2 year agreement)
£500 - £8,500
Not sure what to choose? Don't worry, get in touch and we can offer free advice to help you select just what you need.


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