Sandbox Analytics is a full-service data consultancy that is specifically designed to support businesses and organisations who want to unlock the power of geospatial data. Since it was founded in the United Kingdom by Lucas Badger, it has grown rapidly to provide a comprehensive range of data services and technical project management support for clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors.  

Today, its highly qualified network of consultants continue to deliver innovative analytics and projects to make data more useful and usable. From developing Data Products that forecast economic and political risk in Africa to managing Data Preparedness Programmes that help humanitarian organisations respond to global emergencies – our mission is to unlock the power of data for our clients.

Meet the founder

Lucas Badger, Sandbox Analytics

Lucas Badger
Founder and Project Director, Sandbox Analytics

Lucas founded Sandbox Analytics after ten years as a Strategic Data Consultant for a Head of State where he developed Information Systems and innovative Products to support decisions about high-risk countries. He specialises in Data Strategy, Technical Product and Programme Management, and helping clients transform data into actionable reports.

Lucas holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor’s in Geology from Durham University. He is accredited by the Association for Project Management and a graduate of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has also given guest lectures in Data Visualisation at Bayes (Cass) Business School in London and delivered international conference presentations on Applying Big Data to Risk Management for the Open Geospatial Consortium.

"Clients tend to come to us with lots of their own data wanting to generate insights, or for support with delivering specific data projects and programmes. We take the time to understand their organisation as well as their data to make sure our work delivers on their requirement."


Clients choose Sandbox Analytics because we offer a full-service data consultancy alongside comprehesive technical project management support. We also understand the value of location in data and are experts in unlocking its potential for clients.

We are a full-service data consultancy. Further detail about what we do can be found in the Services section of our website

Please take a look at the Selected Projects area of this website to see some examples of systems and solutions we have designed and built.

A sandbox, in the context of data analytics, is a scalable, developmental platform used to explore data sets through interaction and collaboration. Its the perfect place to start exploring what can be done with data for our clients and the first place we use data visualisation to help clients connect with their data in a new way.

We use an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement to ensure that the intellectual property rights in any work developed for a client, are owned by the client.