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Franchise Area Mapping & Location Analysis Using Prospex GIS

December 1, 2016

This blog describes how area mapping and location analysis can be used to help businesses identify store locations such as new franchises. Identifying and understanding new locations for stores is a complicated process. There’s a range of demographic and geographical factors that …

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GIS Day Data Mapping Software

November 16, 2016

Today is the annual World GIS (Geographical Information System) day. It’s great to see an increasing number of businesses and individuals embrace the use of GIS software to understand, manage, analyse and present geographical, spatial and customer data. Here you …

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Postcode Areas & Mapping Software

September 13, 2016

It’s understandably rare that mainstream TV quizzes ask questions about postcode areas. But that’s exactly what happened on Only Connect (popular BBC2 quiz show) last night. The question was What is next in this sequence: [B]irmingham, [E]ast London, [G]lasgow? Those …

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Planning inquiry: Using our products, data & expertise to provide evidence

July 27, 2015

Planning Inquiry: Is a crematorium needed? It’s important to note that the techniques and processes used to produce this evidence is applicable to most other types of planning inquiry. Whether it’s for a new retail centre, GP surgery, sports centre or …

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How long will my retirement funds need to last?

May 20, 2014

In the recent budget the chancellor George Osborne announced that the rules that dictate how people spend the money in their pension funds were going to change in 2015. In the current system, most people buy an annuity with their …

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Lendal Bridge Closure: Halfway Through the Six Month Trial

January 16, 2014

In August 2013, I published a blog forecasting how the closure of Lendal Bridge between 10-30 and 17-00 daily could affect York residents. Using the routing installed in our desktop GIS software; Prospex, my blog highlighted the effect on journey …

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How the Lendal Bridge closures could affect York residents

August 23, 2013

On August 27th 2013 City of York Council are starting an experiment to create a more attractive, public transport and pedestrian-friendly city centre. The plan seeks to extend city centre pedestrian access, reduce traffic and improve public transport. Access across …

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Prospex Data

June 18, 2013

It is now thought that over 2.7 Zetabytes (1021bytes) of data exist in the digital universe today. To put that into perspective; 1 gigabyte of data (109 bytes) equals around 7 minutes of HD-TV video, so we are talking huge …

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Map of the Month – Ordnance Survey Midrange and Meridian Transport Network

April 23, 2013

This month we are looking at two sets of data from the free Midrange raster maps and the Meridian transport network. As this article is published during Wallace and Gromit’s Big Breakfast Week, where people get together at breakfast time …

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Going Further for Fairtrade with 2011 Census Data

February 25, 2013

Fairtrade Month is designed to raise awareness of fair trade and why it is important. The Fairtrade consumer campaign enables food producers in the developing world to get a fairer deal for their produce, allowing them to improve their communities …

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