What has the census ever done for us?

May 12, 2014

The census offices of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been releasing the data from the 2011 census for public use over the past year. As the data becomes available we can process it to match the census …

Read more  |  Comments Off on What has the census ever done for us?

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 …

Read more  |  1 Comment, Leave a comment

Mapping Population density with Prospex

January 3, 2014

We used used our software to map population density and see whether England the most overcrowded major country in EU. We wanted to check how overcrowded the UK is compared to other countries in the world and also  help people (and their …

Read more  |  Comments Off on Mapping Population density with Prospex

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 …

Read more  |  Comments Off on How the Lendal Bridge closures could affect York residents

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 …

Read more  |  Comments Off on York new build housing

Visualising demographic data: GP Prescriptions

July 3, 2013

Good visualisation delivers a message and helps the discovery of patterns in data. People look at the graphs first, the numbers last.  At Beacon Dodsworth we specialise in demographic data – data about people – and with our flagship Geographical …

Read more  |  Comments Off on Visualising demographic data: GP Prescriptions

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 …

Read more  |  Comments Off on The Importance of Backing Up Your Prospex Data

Don’t Forget to Screen if You Want to Live Longer…

June 9, 2013

To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24th to 30th January 2016), we wanted to explore the geodemographic targeting methods available to organisations that could help to raise awareness on how important screening can be in detecting and curing Cervical Cancer. …

Read more  |  Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Screen if You Want to Live Longer…

Demographics: Prescriptions by GP Practices

May 24, 2013

Following the recent release of data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, we have downloaded c.300 million records of prescriptions by GP Practices. This data has already thrown up some interesting demographics and we would like to share …

Read more  |  Comments Off on Demographics: Prescriptions by GP Practices

Finding the Dough in Bread…

May 16, 2013

Exploring the consumer habits around baked goods using lifestyle data and geodemographic profiling This month marks both the National Real Bread Maker and National Sandwich Day, both are celebrations of yeast activated baked goods and the joy they bring us. …

Read more  |  Comments Off on Finding the Dough in Bread…




+44 (0)1904 701020

View all our posts

Connect with us

Beacon Dodsworth Ltd.
5 Middlethorpe Business Park, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York. YO23 2BD
Tel. +44 (0)1904 701020 email info@beacon-dodsworth.co.uk

European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR) logo Google Enterprise Partner Association for Geographic Information logo

© Beacon Dodsworth Ltd 2017 | Legal
Registered in the UK, company no. 2908091