Leading the way since 1985 by focusing on innovation

This is T⁠-⁠Kartor

At T⁠-⁠Kartor we are committed to our customers, always working in close collaboration to ensure successful implementations and deliveries. We take pride in our long customer relationships with many large international customers, whether in defence, public safety or city wayfinding.


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How we work

T⁠-⁠Kartor’s long relationships with demanding government customers and the armed forces, together with our deep technical competence ensure an outstanding delivery capability.

Agile approach

Our agile approach means working very closely with our customers, involving customer contact several times a week and regular workshops. Our development environment and procedures allow us to test and demonstrate new features regularly, aligning requirements and expectations prior to installation, while development continues in a safe, fast and cost-effective way.

Project management methodology

In our projects we use a modified SAFe-inspired development process where we jointly plan one quarter at a time and deliver the increments quarterly with a system demo every month.

History of T⁠-⁠Kartor´s Platform

T⁠-⁠Kartor’s GIMS and COP platforms are the culmination of many years of developing for the Norwegian Armed Forces (GT). The FMGT platform has been accredited and in operation there since 2016.

The platform is based on an open source, modular architecture which makes it configurable with all available functions and APIs. This enables the development of tailor-made workflows with advanced integrations and high security, resulting in cost-effective applications with minimal risk exposure. Our solutions can be installed on site or accessed via cloud services, whether T⁠-⁠Kartor’s or other, such as Azure / AWS.

Our Values

We have been privately owned since inception in 1985. We are in it for the long-term and many of our employees and customers have been with us for several decades. Values that are important to us are:


Our customers allow us to be an integral part of their team, trusting T⁠-⁠Kartor to provide services and products that are safety critical and a core part of their operations. We build trust by keeping our promises.


We create a team of experts with a culture based on know-how. Whatever we do today, we can do better tomorrow. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways and solve what appear to be impossible challenges.

Early adopters

T⁠-⁠Kartor is small enough to be agile and curious enough to apply new technologies, backed up by our domain knowledge. We drive innovation in our products and our customers’ workflows.

Our History

T⁠-⁠Kartor was founded in 1985 by the entrepreneur Sten Ravhed who was devoted to the sport of orienteering. As a small group of enthusiasts digitising their own maps, Sten saw the opportunity to create a mapping business. Ever since, T⁠-⁠Kartor has been combining a passion for cartography with data driven GIS solutions.

Today, we are established in the field of Defence Geospatial on two continents and are rapidly expanding using similar technology within Public Safety sector. Also, based on decades of experience in cartography and GIS, we also offer City Wayfinding solutions to cities and transport authorities across the globe.