About us

Snowflake Software is an award-winning provider of on-premise and cloud-based software solutions, consultancy and training for loading, managing and sharing data within the Aviation, Defence, and Data Provider markets.

We have built our reputation as an expert in data exchange, and are proud to have won a number of prestigious industry awards for our work, including 2-time SESAR Master Class winner, recipient of the 2013 Geospatial Technology Company of the Year, winner of the 2015 IHS Jane’s ATC Enabling Technology Award, and winner of the 2016 IHS Jane’s ATC Innovation Award.

We’ve also worked with a whole host of companies, from market leaders to innovative pioneers, our solutions and services are suited for any company with the need for Open Standards. Check out some of our customer success stories.

In the beginning….

It all started back in 2001 when former Ordnance Survey colleagues Ian Painter and Eddie Curtis took the plunge to set up Snowflake. With a passion for software development and geospatial data the guys wanted to build a techy company to develop software tools that enable data exchange. From day one the vision has always been to develop generic commercial off-the-shelf software. It started with a free OS MasterMap GML viewer and over 10 years later we are providing enterprise data exchange software to organisations spanning the Aviation, Defence and Data Provider markets across the world.

From just two techies the company has grown into a truly international business with offices in the UK and the USA, maintained its diverse and vibrant culture, and is still building cutting edge software. Discover more >>



What’s in a name?

In our industry there are so many geo, info, map, spatial, tech, thingy named companies that it’s hard to stand out. We decided to break the mould. Yes we get some strange looks, but nobody forgets our name.

So why Snowflake Software? Well, our founders Ian and Eddie are both software engineers by trade and whilst Ian’s first software program printed Hello World on screen, Eddie’s first software program was a Snowflake crystal emulator – thus the name Snowflake Software and the reason why Eddie turned out to be our CTO!