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 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.

Steve Birdsall- CEO

A leader in his field, Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in specialist data management systems and the strategic management of infrastructure and assets. Steve is responsible for our Sales and Client relationships both in the UK and internationally.




Paula Claytonsmith- MD

Paula is responsible for Government & political relationships, media/PR, Corporate direction & governance, Finance and HR & Operations. Paula has a background in local government, Government advisory roles, working with politicians, national consultancy and Senior roles in the Charity Sector.



Dr. Stephen Remde- CTO

Stephen leads the technology development work to further strengthen Gaist’s offering and to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning to our processes. An expert in linear and nonlinear optimisation techniques, machine learning and computer vision, Stephen has experience in scheduling, routing, periodic/maintenance and deterioration modelling.

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Our services

At Gaist, we are experts in collecting and analysing data for all our customers.

Gaist has developed its unique, repeatable, detailed and auditable highways surveying over the last 12 years. Our ongoing research and high-quality systems are some of the most advanced of their kind in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our surveys can be used to provide an accurate detailed map layout of the whole roadscape environment – including full and part detailed network condition maps. We provide carriageway and footway condition maps, bridges, lighting columns, utilities, drainage, other ironworks, road markings, as well as other infrastructure assets.

Our patented approach allows us to provide data to an unparalleled level of detail which is being adopted by a rapidly growing number of Asset Managers, Highways Engineers and utilities companies.