Flax & Teal Limited

OurRagingPlanet (open source GIS analysis and simulation)

OurRagingPlanet is a platform for performing reports, training and analysis on geographic areas and features, at fixed time or showing events unfolding. There is a subscriber side for preparing simulations, reports or scenarios, and a shareable, easy-to-use map-based view with timeline.

OurRagingPlanet is open source and driven by open data.


  • Open source GIS analysis and reporting tool
  • Build static or time-based scenarios
  • Timeline-based map-view sequences for training or presentation
  • Simulate and perform quantitative analysis based on open spatial data
  • Easy-to-use, shareable scenario viewing interface
  • Entire product released under open licenses
  • Simple summary reporting on geographic features and analysis
  • Compatible with Python for static/time-series data analysis
  • Tablet and desktop compatible
  • Can be deployed as a per-customer managed stack


  • Handles unfolding map-based events and static views
  • Power of Python for complex analysis/simulation at a click
  • Use open data to analyse geographic markets, field locations
  • Shareable map view designed for simplicity and ease-of-use
  • Open license leaves option to independently in-house as required
  • Economical, straightforward approach


£200 to £1100 per licence per month

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


Flax & Teal Limited

Phil Weir



Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Community cloud
Service constraints Simulation queue scheduling may mean that, at peak times, simulation jobs may experience longer delays than at off-peak times. Where possible, notification of upcoming maintenance outages will be made 48h in advance. While recent, standard browsers will work on mobile, user experience may be significantly diminished on small screens.
System requirements Standards compliant browser on desktop/tablet, e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times Within 5 working days except as specifically contracted (may be faster)
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support No
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Basic email support is available.
Additional levels are currently offered, from £400-£1700/m (see pricing document), although levels including specific on-going agreements providing shorter turnaround times, on-site support and engineer support may be established on demand.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started User documentation is built into the application. On-site training and online training may be requested separately.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction All data associated with a user is attached to their subscribing institution/body, and may be provided on request within 5 working days (in-interface export to standard compressed formats is an incoming feature)
End-of-contract process Log-in access to the service is suspended, as well as shareable links to view user-owned scenarios. A complete archive of user-owned data at the time of termination will be provided on request, as a free service, for up to 60 working days after termination.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Limited scope for small screens. On larger tablets, no functionality differences, minimal layout differences to adapt to screen size.
Service interface No
What users can and can't do using the API Add new geographic locations within existing regions, simulate based on those location choices and feature choices. Most or all functionality available through the web-based interface is also available through the API.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats Open API (also known as Swagger)
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Buyers can submit their own Python-based algorithms (subject to security and resource-usage checks) to run their own sandboxed geographical simulations for rendering through the service, with available datasets. This may be subject to additional costs, based on resource consumption and checks.


Independence of resources On-going measuring of service load. Services are designed from the ground up using scalable technologies on a redeployable architecture.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Number of simulations executed under an institution/body subscription
Reporting types Real-time dashboards


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency Less than once a year
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach All data may be extracted via the API. Additional bulk export methods are planned (including GeoJSON)
Data export formats Other
Other data export formats JSON
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats GeoJSON

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Standard SLAs incorporating availability are not currently available. Individually negotiated agreements may incorporate running average percentage uptime and analysis-completion times.
Approach to resilience In addition to the standard provisions of the AWS infrastructure used, the service has been designed to be rapidly deployable onto new infrastructure, with infrastructure definitions and code held on a separate service to the production deployment.
Outage reporting Publicly via Twitter and website. As part of a negotiated SLA, high priority (or automatic) email notification may be agreed.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication Subscribed users are verified by username and password. Identity federation may be added.

Shared link users (viewing only) may use a unique link provided to them by subscribed users.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Only subscribed users have access to the subscriber-side (management interface). This limits access to content created only by that user. Viewable, shareable links are available for front-end viewing, and are provided only to the users creating the content (although they can provide these links to other individuals). Support is via direct email. Access to support back-end or management interfaces of the production system is restricted to only essential team members, with strict username/password-based access limitations.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach Assigned person within the organization registered with ICO and responsible for adherence to DPA legislation and other security best practices. Required sensitive information is kept extremely limited, to minimize liability.
Information security policies and processes The director, acting as CISO, is directly responsible for acting on reported security issues and initiating remedial work. Others involved in performing work on the system do not require, and will not be provided with, access to live sensitive data, except in exceptional circumstances, with appropriate policy precautions

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach All components of the service are tracked using industry standard distributed version control. Build versions of compiled components are tracked through container image hashes. Infrastructure is defined in code and tracked using industry standard version control.

Changes are assessed for security impact through peer-reviewed merge requests by experienced practitioners.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Potential threats are primarily assessed through exploration by experienced members of the team who file security issues. Services will be patched as soon as appropriate: where risk and impact of a vulnerability allows, additional investigation time will be provided to ensure new security measures do not lead to regressions or overall security degradation. Threat information is primarily gathered through industry links
Protective monitoring type Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach Compromises are identified primarily through unusual traffic or access attempts. Improvements to automation of compromise analysis is part of this process. All affected users will be notified of the scale and impact of any compromise as soon as initial analysis is complete.
Incident management type Undisclosed
Incident management approach Serious incidents are escalated to the director immediately, who is directly responsible for setting strategy and overseeing response. For certain standard events, such as denial of service attacks, use may be restricted to subscribed users or, in extreme cases, further based on SLA conditions; high availability ingresses will be scaled up and, if necessary, new infrastructure deployed. In general, all affected users will be notified of the incident and outcome and, where appropriate, information will be made public via Twitter and the website.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £200 to £1100 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial All functionality, within limits minimizing impact on existing users, may be arranged on request for up to one month.

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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