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How Pi Helped the Geographer Map out the World

March 14, 2016

Does the Greek letter pi (π) conjure really boring maths lessons from your youth? Then it might surprise you to learn that some people actually celebrate the magical number each March 14th. That date is 3/14 in American format, echoing pi’s approximate …

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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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York new build housing

July 8, 2013

City of York Council are offering the public a chance to view and comment on strategic plans for the next 10 to 15 years. One of the biggest growth areas is in Housing. The plan calls for over 20,000 new …

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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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Keeping Your Database Up to Date

November 9, 2012

It’s very important that you check the contacts on your database and update them. One of the things that does change over time is postcodes and we have a page of free tools and data on our site that lets …

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Is OpenData really free?

May 16, 2012

The UK has been at the forefront of having and using really high quality digital geographical data for a number of years. This has ranged from our Census every 10 years to address-based products like Royal Mail PAF data. The …

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