About us

Who are we?

North Road offers services and training to create intelligent and beautiful maps.

We are passionate about all things geospatial, and we want to help your spatial data be used in the most effective way. Headed up by Nyall Dawson, spatial analyst and established member of the QGIS development community, North Road offers expert spatial analysis of your data, cartography, tailored enhancements and features to QGIS, training in QGIS, and assistance in transferring your business from expensive commercial GIS packages to open-source alternatives. North Road is currently owned and operated in Melbourne, Australia, however our clients are located around the world.

So why choose us?

At North Road we invest back into the open-source geospatial community. We do large amounts of volunteer fixes and feature additions across the open source geospatial stack, so by investing in us you also help support us improve the open source GIS stack.

We use the software we develop daily, so we take pride in developing stable, polished code with extensive regression testing and refined workflows. We offer long-term support for the code we create, providing proactive fixes and improvements even after a project is complete.

By choosing North Road you can take confidence in knowing that you'll receive the highest quality code for your projects. 

services

Cartography

A drive to create beautiful, intelligent map products underlies all the work we do at North Road. We believe that maps should be both beautiful and usable, and our custom cartographic services are always undertaken with respect to this design philosophy.

Development

We specialise in custom development solutions for QGIS features, fixes and plugin script development.  North Road has an established history in quality QGIS development, and our lead developer has been responsible for thousands of feature and fixes within the QGIS codebase since 2013.

Spatial Analysis

The team at North Road has extensive experience in all aspects of spatial analysis. Our services range from bulk spatial data processing, custom geocoding solutions, statistical analysis of location based data, all the way through to delivery of trustworthy, high-quality intelligence reports derived from spatial data, we have the expertise to meet your needs.

Contact us to discuss your needs

Clients include

North Road have worked with clients from across the globe. Some of our current and past clients include:
Ville de Morges, Switzerland

Latest Updates

QGIS Layout and Reporting Engine Campaign – a success!

Thanks to the tireless efforts and incredible generosity of the QGIS user community, our crowdfunded QGIS Layout and Reporting Engine campaign was a tremendous success! We’ve reached the funding goal for this project, and as a result QGIS 3.0 will include a more powerful print composer with a reworked code base. You can read more about […]

QGIS Composer Rewrite and Layout Engine crowdfund – half way there!

If you’ve been following our recent blog posts, you’ll be aware that we are currently running a crowd funding campaign to extend the capabilities of QGIS’ print composer. You can read full details about this over at the campaign page. The good news is that we’ve just hit the mid way point of the funds! […]

QGIS Composer Rewrite and Layout Engine crowdfund launched!

At North Road we believe that crowdfunding is a sustainable way to maintain and enhance open source software, like the QGIS open source GIS package. We’ve run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns in the past, including support in QGIS for live layer effects, a point cluster renderer, and a unique value renderer for raster […]

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