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Optimised Planning

Make the best of Earth observation and geospatial intelligence to create healthy and prosperous places. Analyse and diagnose the accessibility, environmental and economic conditions and opportunities using OPTIMAL ATLAS. Create scores, ideate, collaborate and combine with a rich data catalogue using OPTIMAL STUDIO.

Save up to 80%

of your time dedicated on data finding and analysis by using tailorable urban scores and explainable satellite indicators

We are developing Optimal Cities with a team of specialists involved in over

500+ projects globally

How can it be used?

Optimal Cities has two components:


Localise and prioritise problems and opportunities linked to housing, community, environment, public health, infrastructure, mobility, economy, resilience and risks.


Create, collaborate and share digital plans and designs addressing the issues and opportunities identified. Combine and create scores from satellite and urban indicators.

Case studies:


Urban indicators and satellite indices at your fingertips

Track changes, analyse, combine and create tailored scores for a variety of location intelligence uses:

Walkability & Cyclability
Public Health Risk
Environmental Impact
Real Estate Valuation
Site Identification
Spatial Accessibility
Sustainability Assessment
Biodiversity Gain
Population Dynamics
Site Assessments
Urban Morphology
Viability Studies
Carbon Capture
Infrastructure Capacity
Land Use Suitability


Create. Collaborate. Communicate

Providing data catalogues and the full range of tools for ideation, digital collaboration and interactive presentation:

Urban Design
Infrastructure Planning
Masterplanning & Zoning
Smart City Development
Community Engagement
Landscape Planning
Digital Urban Planning
Urban Strategy
Transport Planning

What's your Score?

We provide a wealth of urban analytics and tools to optimise your planning decisions and tailor your own spatial scores. Traditionally hard to get, now easy to include in your project. Have a look below:

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Composite Scores

Optimal Score

Overarching score combining social, economic and environmental indicators

Healthy City

Score combining environmental and pollution data with accessibility to healthcare, health-improving facilities and green spaces

Wealthy City

Score combining accessibility to employment opportunities, environmental indicators improving productivity and socio-economic data.

Wise City

Score combining accessibility to education and cultural facilities, environmental indicators improving well-being and learning.

Combined reachability

Score showing cumulative accessibility to multiple facilities at once with and without normalisation by terrain slope

Green Space Quality & Access

Score showing amount and health of vegetation in green spaces combined with walking and cycling accessibility

Heat Island Risk

Score illustrating heatmap of areas with higher risk of heat island effect


Customise your own score recipe combining Earth Observation Indices, Urban Indicators and other data sources

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Accessibility for X-Minute Cities, Walking & Cycling, Amenities, Public Health

Public Transport Accessibility Levels

Score showing accessibility levels to bus, train and other public transport services.


Score showing accessibility to schools, universities and other education facilities


Score showing accessibility to clinics, hospitals and other healthcare providers

Employment Opportunities

Score illustrating access to city centres, business, retail and industrial parks

Community Facilities

Score showing availability and coverage of facilities and services for the community

Retail & Town Centre

Score illustrating the coverage and accessibility of retail and town centre uses

Green Spaces

Score showing accessibility to green spaces

Sport & Leisure

Score showing coverage of sport and leisure facilities

Sustainable Living

Population Density & Profile

Score and filters illustrating population density and profiles in relation to infrastructure coverage

Building Density & Land Capacity

Score and filters illustrating building density and land capacity in relation to existing and potential land development

Socio-Economic Inequalities

Population-weighted scoring of health and environmental factors combined with accessibility to various facilities

Emergency Services

Scores showing coverage of emergency services

Explainable Earth Observation insights? Sure, we have plenty:


Green City

Simple index showing green vegetation in the city

Enhanced Vegetation Index

EVI is an optimized score that quantifies vegetation and corrects for soil background signals and atmospheric influences. It is very useful in areas of dense canopy cover

Moisture Index

Useful for fire hazard analysis, canopy stress analysis and vegetation productivity prediction

Digital Elevation Model

Terrain elevation and slope

Barren Soil

Useful for soil mapping, to investigate erosion in non-vegetated areas


Normalized difference vegetation index is effective for quantifying green vegetation and vegetation health


The Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation is an Essential Climate Variable that quantifies the fraction of the solar radiation absorbed by live leaves for the photosynthesis activity


The Fraction of Vegetation Cover is an Essential Climate Variable that quantifies the spatial extent of the vegetation, useful to monitor ecosystems


Water Quality

Useful to show indicators relevant for biodiversity, human consumption, leisure, food growth and industrial purposes.


Normalized Difference Water Index is the most appropriate for water body mapping, also used to reveal flooded areas

Moisture Stress

Can be used to detect irrigation and whether irrigation is being effective or not during the crucial growing summer season, as well as find out if some parts are being under or over-irrigated.

Aquatic Plants and Algae

Useful to monitor the distribution of invasive species. Aquatic vegetation and algae are displayed from turquoise colour to bright green and denser vegetation cover in bright yellow



NO2 forms when fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gas or diesel are burned at high temperatures


Carbon Monoxide is a major atmospheric pollutant, mainly resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels, biomass burning, and atmospheric oxidation of methane and other hydrocarbons


Methane is the second most important contributor to the enhanced greenhouse effect caused by human activity

Aerosol Index

The Aerosol Index (AI) indicates elevated layers of aerosols in the atmosphere (e.g. desert dust, biomass burning and volcanic ash plumes).

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