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 £1,100 a licence a month

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

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G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Flax & Teal Limited Phil Weir
Telephone: +442030950574
Email: phil.weir@flaxandteal.co.uk

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
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

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Within 2 working days (as basic support)
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
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

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
User documentation is built into the application. On-site training and online training may be requested separately.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
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

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
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
Description of service interface
The interface allows web users to view simulations, geographic information and planning data. Administrative users can manage payments, create analyses, manage data and run simulations.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
Most administrative and end-user functionality is available using standard, commonly used accessible components, although accessibility of map-driven functionality is subject to incremental improvement. Limited use is made of non-text media to ensure practicality of automatic use by assistive technologies.
Accessibility testing
Currently limited, although further work in this area is planned.
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
API documentation formats
Open API (also known as Swagger)
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
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
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 clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
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
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

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 data export formats
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats

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

Guaranteed availability
SLAs incorporating availability are available, with billing discounts for uptime below 99% and 99.9%. Individually negotiated agreements may incorporate higher 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
As part of a negotiated SLA, high priority (or automatic) email notification may be agreed - otherwise by email and website updates.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
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

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

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
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

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
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 initial analysis is complete.
Incident management type
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 the website.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£200 to £1,100 a licence a month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
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

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at phil.weir@flaxandteal.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.