We deliver Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions to solve real world problems.

Our team have considerable experience in the spatial and data science fields. We have worked on projects all over the world - from measuring and mapping Antarctic ice sheet thickness, remapping international borders, building postal address systems and developing some amazing machine learning technologies to capture a host of features from satellite and aerial imagery.

We are the AI and advanced analytics centre of excellence for Lynker – an innovative science and technology organisation with world leading expertise in water resources, climate change adaptation, marine and coastal sciences.  We collaborate extensively and can bring in their considerable expertise on advanced analytics projects when required.

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We aim to bring the best of our experience and skills together to develop and produce powerful spatial data science solutions that enable our customers to better understand the performance, resilience and the environmental impact of their most important assets.

Our Mission

“To unlock deeper and more meaningful insights into the relationships between the environment and our organisations.”


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Matt Lythe

- Managing Director

With 25 years experience in location technology Matt has an in-depth knowledge of the global geospatial industry. He has worked in the public and private sector in a range of technical, marketing, sales and management roles. Matt has a strong technical foundation with his career including time practising as a research scientist with the British Antarctic Survey.

Most recently, Matt was Head of Location Business Intelligence at CoreLogic and prior to that he was National Sales Director at Esri distributor Eagle Technology. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science (Hons) from Auckland University in Geography and Geology and has over ten publications in peer reviewed journals.

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David Knox - Principal, Data Science

David leads our AI function. As a Data Scientist, David is responsible for developing and implementing machine learning solutions with a focus on deep learning neural networks. In previous roles, David has developed classification models, using convolutional neural networks, for real estate imagery, building outline and swimming pool capture from aerial imagery.

David has worked extensively with property and asset data as a data developer and modeller. In previous roles, David has worked as a Senior Database Administrator for 15 years. He has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics.

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Phil Woods - Principal, Analytics & Visualisation

Phil leads our geospatial, analytics and visualisation work. With a background in Graphic Art and Design, Phil found the perfect fit for his wide-ranging skillset within the geospatial industry. With over 18 years within the industry, Phil has worked on a large variety of geospatial projects for organisations all over the world, including Fiji, the US, the UK, Australia and Portugal.

In recent years, Phil has designed and led the development of Fiji’s national mapping platform, VanuaGIS, with the Fijian Ministry of Land and Mineral Resources, developed vectorisation processes from Machine Learning feature extraction outputs and led the development of many web-based geospatial applications.


our values

Advanced analytics is a team activity involving data science, geospatial analysis, visualisation expertise and business understanding.  We are a small, energetic and determined team who enjoy our work and interacting with our clients. 

Here’s a few things we think are important:

  • Learn and be Curious

  • Be Imaginative

  • Act with Integrity

  • Work in Partnership with our Customers