Lutra Consulting was established as a partnership (Saber Razmjooei and Peter Wells) in 2009 as a consulting organization supporting others in their adoption of QGIS and other open source GIS software
Both its partners came from a water engineering background and hence many early projects were water-related including the release of the Crayfish plugin in 2012 which has since evolved to support time-varying mesh formats directly in QGIS - even supporting some climate models.
In 2013 Lutra was joined by long-time QGIS core developer Martin Dobias which extended its software development capability to include core QGIS features. This resulted in QGIS' trace-digitizing, multi-threaded rendering and more recently, native support for 3D rendering within QGIS itself. In 2014, Lutra launched its QGIS Commercial Support packages, offering the first UK-based support committed to providing bug-fixes for QGIS. In 2015, we transformed to Limited Company (Ltd.).
Lutra have been working on liberating GIS data from the bounds of the office - 2017 saw their first lightweight Android app - Input allowing users to bring their QGIS projects into the field (and even edit them there). In 2018, Mappin - a solution for publishing QGIS projects as web maps with no fuss and no coding.
Nowadays, we focus our efforts on Mergin Maps product and QGIS related development, support and training. Bringing open-source GIS to everyone. To you.