Surveying global critical infrastructure

Gaist is a multi-award winning international highways and mobile mapping company.

We have the most comprehensive, up-to-date national bank of high resolution roads and asset infrastructure imagery. Our advanced digital and automated processes then gives us the power to supply customers with the highest level of detail, analysis and modelling of their infrastructure.

Our customers in the UK and internationally include local authorities, central government departments, software asset management companies, utilities suppliers, private infrastructure owners and highways maintenance contractors.


Our advanced highways surveys and analysis places us the forefront of innovation in the highways industry internationally.


Telecoms & Utilities

Our geo-referenced roads and footways data and intelligence (which is added to daily) is a crucial resource for telecoms and utilities companies, network planners, project and asset managers to design, plan and execute roll out and upgrade projects.


Consulting & Technical Services

Our professional services team provides a range of consulting and technical services to external organisations allowing them to plan, design and implement programmes that are tailored to their requirements.


Leading the way in roadscape and highways information

Data on the roadscape environment is integral to highways authorities, asset owners, utilities companies and others. Here at Gaist we have the most accurate and immersive data available. This includes:

514,412 km

of data spanning 7 years.

Over 3.6 billion megabytes of data or just under
3.7 petabytes which is equivalent to over 720,000
worth of data storage

Our clients view approximately 1,252,135
images per day, at peak usage we provide
access to around 63481 images per minute

Over 2.3 billion

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best insight into critical road infrastructure available in the world.

Safecote and Gaist Partnership

Safecote and Gaist enter into a new data sharing partnership to transform the winter industry with ground-breaking new winter data solutions for Local Authorities and contractors. Gaist, a world-leading provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services and Safecote, an innovative winter service solutions company with...

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Gaist global partnership programme set to unlock new possibilities for location data

A new global partnership programme will see Gaist forge collaborations with companies across the mapping, mobility and asset management sectors. Working with third parties and layering its datasets with other rich, high-quality data from partner organisations, Gaist will provide an even more detailed picture to...

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Meet our Team: Paula Claytonsmith

Paula Claytonsmith, our Executive Director, Government & Corporate, joined Gaist six years ago following senior  roles at Anthony Nolan and Keep Britain Tidy. We talked rubbish, riding and roads….   How was the lockdown experience for you? Are there any aspects of it that you...

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The secret sauce in the battle against potholes: Data

THE number of pothole-related breakdowns has jumped three-fold according to a survey released by the RAC today. The motoring group reports that its patrols rescued 4,694 drives who had ‘most likely’ broken down as a result of hitting a pothole in the first here months...

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