“senseFly UAVs have quickly become essential tools” says Mark Entwistle, Managing Director

Aerial Imagery 2KaarbonTech was the first company in the UK to fly the eBee SenseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2013.

The aircraft carries a 16MP camera allowing it to shoot aerial imagery at  3cm pixel resolution over areas up to 12sq KM.

The eBee can fly in winds of up to 45km/h (12m/s) which is ideal for surveying in British weather. The aircraft has a flight time of up to 45 minutes and is highly portable, fitting into a small carrying case, and is easily launched making it an ideal solution for clients.

Our CAA qualified pilots have used the aircraft to survey sites as varied as dams, quarries, coastline and the London Olympic Park.

Along with other worldwide users KaarbonTech Managing Director, Mark Entwistle, has written a testimonial which you can read here:


Posted: 2nd March 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

KaarbonTech to exhibit at Drain Trader ‘On The Road’ 2015

KaarbonTech will be exhibiting at the 2015 ‘On the Road’ event being held on 28th March in London. The CEME Conference Centre will host the event which is organised by Drain Trader magazine.

Our asset management and survey software has been developed by a team with over ten year’s first-hand drainage maintenance experience.

Gully SMART and Pipe SMART are ideal for small and medium size drainage and survey businesses looking to expand and take on larger corporate customers. In this digital age corporate customers such as utilities, retail park groups and facilities managers are looking for the professional results delivered by KaarbonTech products.

There is still time to register to attend via the web link below:

Drain Trader 2015 Registration

Managing Director, Mark Entwistle, and his team look forward to seeing existing customers and making new connections.

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Posted:26th February 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Ordnance Survey Rebrand

Congratulations to our partners Ordnance Survey on their successful re-branding.

The companies new logo reflects the approach of mapping and digital data being intertwined in the 21st Century.

This complements our vision namely that the collection of data is only half the picture – it is how that data is used that makes the difference.

KaarbonTech enables customer use to gather and use information intelligently, flexibly and strategically.

This You Tube film produced by Ordnance Survey explains the ways in which OS has evolved over the past 224 years:


Posted: 9th February 2015

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

GeoConnexion Magazine Reviews the 2014 AGI Awards

The January/February 2015 issue of GeoConnexion Magazine includes a review of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) Awards held in November 2014.

KaarbonTech were announced as winners of the award for ‘Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit.’


Posted: 22nd January 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Drain Trader: Gully SMART wins award

We start the New Year with a reminder of our success at the 2014 Association of Geographic Information awards.

The January 2015 edition of Drain Trader features an article about the award which recognised the reduced flood risk, cost and efficiency savings achieved by Walsall Council as a result of using the ‘Gully SMART’ software.

Read the article below:


Posted:6th January 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk


Fresh technology for the arborist’s tool kit

The Arboricultural Association has featured our ‘Tree SMART’ software tree management system in the winter issue of it’s magazine to members.

The piece asks readers whether their handheld smart phone or tablet is a much a part of their kit as a rope, harness or chainsaw. You can read the piece below:

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Posted: 10th December 2014

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

The 21st Century Arborist: Getting Tree SMART

The November issue of ‘PRO ARB’ magazine included an article about our software product ‘Tree SMART’ and featured the first hand experiences of users from Gloucestershire County Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

You can read more below:

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Posted: 5th December 2014

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

‘Gully SMART’ wins award for KaarbonTech

KaarbonTech has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Association of Geographic Information (AGI) award for Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit.  agi_Award_Winner (2)

The company develops software that is used for highways drainage inspection and flood risk management.  The software uses Ordnance Survey GIS data for accuracy and enables users to record and access data using handheld Android and iOS devices.

The Award recognised the reduced flood risk, cost and efficiency savings achieved by Walsall Council as a result of using the ‘Gully SMART’ software.

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“We are delighted to be named as winners of this prestigious award,” said Mark Entwistle, Managing Director of KaarbonTech. “We are proud to see our innovative ‘Gully SMART’ software being acknowledged for the results that it is delivering for our customers.”

The advanced design of ‘Gully SMART’ enables highways teams to combine the use of geographic location data with environmental data sets – such as flood zones – and to put in place proactive management strategies.

Planned cyclical maintenance programmes are reducing the risk of properties flooding in periods of heavy rainfall. Improved highways drainage is increasing safety of all road users and reducing risk of accidents caused by water on the road.

The award judges recognised that ‘Gully SMART’ also delivered improvements in work productivity. On an average working day of 8 hours teams can complete 9 emergency gully clean outs. However, proactive planned cyclical cleaning using the ‘Gully SMART’ system enables 145 cleans to be completed within the same working day.

The company is building on its success with more local authorities in the process of adopting the ‘Gully SMART’ system.


Notes to Editors:

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) aims to maximise the use of geographic information (GI) for the benefit of the citizen, good governance and commerce

The Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit category recognised outstanding achievement in the use of geospatial technology, particularly those that have had positive impact on business processes or practices (Business As Usual – BAU) and can demonstrate significant return on investment (RoI). The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire on Thursday 13th November.

KaarbonTech delivers innovative software solutions that enable local authorities to manage their highways assets in a strategic and proactive manner.

A short film showing ‘Gully SMART’ in use in Walsall can be viewed via this link to You Tube:

In addition to Walsall other local authority customers include Surrey, Norfolk, Croydon, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Photograph: from left to right   Peter Haar, Ordnance Survey (Award sponsor)

Mark Entwistle, Managing Director of KaarbonTech

Nick Austin, Deloitte (Judge)

Professor Iain Stewart (Compere)


Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Posted: 19th November 2o14

KaarbonTech Shorlisted for Prestigious Award

KaarbonTech is delighted the Walsall ‘Gully Smart’ project has been shorted listed for the 2014 Association of Geographic Information (AGI) award for Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit.

The AGI Awards are widely respected and recognise the best achievements in the geographic information industry and foster a spirit of innovation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the AGI and the showcase best practice in the geospatial field. 

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 13th November. 

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Posted: 5th November 2014

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Keeping ‘Gully SMART’ this Autumn

This autumn ‘Gully Smart’ is helping our local authority customers proactively manage the impact of rain and falling leaves on highways drainage.

Walsall Council worked with us to produce a short film showing how it works:


Posted: 23rd October 2014

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk